Business Dictionary :
Air, Airline, Airmail, Airport, Airtight and Airworthiness





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Air : noun : method of travelling or sending goods using aircraft

• To send a letter or a shipment by air



Air Carrier = company which send cargo or passengers by air


Air Forwarding = arranging for goods to be shipped by air


Air Letter = special sheet of thin blue paper which when folded can be sent by air mail without an envelope


Air : verb : to air a grievance = to talk about or to discuss a grievance

• The management committee is useful because it allows the workers' representatives to air their grievances.



Air Cargo : noun : goods sent by air


Aircraft : noun : machine which flies in the air carrying passengers or cargo

• The airline has a fleet of ten commercial aircraft.

• The company is one of the most important American aircraft manufacturers.

• To charter an aircraft = to hire an aircraft for a special purpose


NOTE : no plural (one aircraft, two aircraft)


Air Freight : noun : method of shipping goods in an aircraft

• To send a shipment by air freight

• Air freight charges or rates



Air Freight : verb : to send goods by air

• To airfreight a consignment to Mexico

• We air freighted the shipment because our agent ran out of stock.



Airline : noun : company which carries passengers or cargo by air


Airmail : noun : way of sending letters or parcels by air

• To send a package by airmail

• Airmail charges have risen by 15%

• Airmail envelope = very light envelope for sending

• Airmail letters

• Airmail sticker = blue sticker with the words by air mail which can be stuck to an envelope or packet to show it is being sent by air


NOTE : no plural

Airmail : verb : to end letters or parcels by air

• To airmail a document to New York



Airport : noun : place where planes land and take off

• We leave from London Airport at 10.00.

• O'Hare Airport is the main airport for Chicago.



Airport Bus = bus which takes passenger to and from an airport


Airport Tax = tax added to the price of the air ticket to cover the cost of running an airport


Airport Terminal = main building at an airport where passengers arrive and depart


Air Terminal : noun : building in a town where passengers meet to be taken by bus to an airport outside the town


Airtight : adjective : any object which does not allow air to get in

• The goods are packed in airtight containers.



Airworthiness : noun : being able and safe to fly


Certificate of Airworthiness = certificate to show that an aircraft is safe to fly

NOTE : no plural

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