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service ceiling

n.
The maximum altitude above sea level at which an aircraft can sustain a minimum rate of ascent.

service ceiling

n
(Aeronautics) the height above sea level, measured under standard conditions, at which the rate of climb of an aircraft has fallen to a specified amount. Compare absolute ceiling
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Noun1.service ceiling - altitude above which a plane cannot climb faster than a given rate
ceiling - maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions)
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With a service ceiling of 70,000 feet, the D2 Charlie will provide unique benefits such as barometric-based O2 alerting and GPS-specific features including track, distance to the next waypoint, estimated time enroute and more.
It requires only 300 metres of the runway for operation, with a mission range of 100km, a service ceiling at 15,000 feet and operational endurance of about 10 hours.
Summary: CBI has claimed that the reduction of the service ceiling, or the maximum height at which a helicopter can perform normally, allowed AgustaWestland to come into the fray
He said the jets have a service ceiling of 22,000 feet with a maximum speed of 268kmh while the range of the aircrafts is being recorded at 814 kilometres.
In hot climate conditions, the XP67A will climb from sea level to its service ceiling of FL350 in as little as 18 minutes, whereas stock engines will take 45 minutes to make the same climb.
My DJI Phantom 4 has a service ceiling of 6000 meters, which is nearly 20,000 feet.
With an 814-kilometre flight range, the aircraft has a maximum speed of 268 km per hour and a service ceiling of 22,000 feet.
Though on papers it's the consultation amount but it corresponds with the time when the reduction in service ceiling of the helicopter happened that made the firm eligible to meet the criteria.
3 feet, a maximum speed of 219 miles per hour and a service ceiling of 30,000 feet.
The aircraft is enabled with a service ceiling of 55,500 feet and a maximum speed of 700 knots, according to data released by Pakistan Aeronautical Complex.
It will fly over the highest mountain with a service ceiling of 42,000 ft and be able to cover battlefields from Arunachal Pradesh in the east to Ladakh in the west.

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