service ceiling

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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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In addition to this we have 6,000 square metres service ceilings which are to be suitable for loads of 3KN per square metre.

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