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(aerospace engineering)
The space occupied by an aircraft formation or used in a maneuver.
The area around an airplane in flight that is considered an integral part of the plane in order to prevent collision with another plane; the space depends on the speed of the plane.
Of or pertaining to both the earth's atmosphere and space. Also known as aerospace.
The portion of the atmosphere above a particular land area, especially a nation or other political subdivision.



in law, the atmospheric expanse over the land and water territory of a state. It is under the sovereignty of the state and is part of its territory. The border of the airspace is a plane perpendicular to the land surface extending along the line of the land and water borders of the state. The altitude limit of the airspace is not defined.

The extension of the state’s sovereignty over its airspace is formulated in multilateral and bilateral international agreements, as well as in the internal legislation of the state. Sovereignty over the airspace means complete and exclusive authority of the state within its airspace: all flights of foreign aircraft within the airspace can be made only with the con-sent of the state in question and in accordance with the laws and rules established by it (such a consent is usually formulated in a bilateral or multilateral international agreement). While within the airspace of a state, a foreign aircraft to some extent falls under the jurisdiction of this state (including the obligation to observe passport, customs, sanitation, and other rules).



The space in the air above the surface of the earth or a particular portion of such space, usually defined by the boundaries of an area on the surface projected upward. Airspace is much more limited than aerospace.
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In line with the Single European Sky, Functional Airspace Blocks have been designed to reduce airspace fragmentation and air navigation services costs and increase airspace throughput.
While VIMANA's story will start with one Smart City deployment, over the next few years, we plan to scale the VIMANA Network, production of VIMANA AAVs and consequently Blockchain Airspace to over 100 smart cities around the world, linking their airspace via our VAIR-token enabled Blockchain Airspace," concluded Borisov.
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The agreement aims to regulate air traffic in the heavily traveled airspace of Syria to avoid unintended incidents amid escalating fighting between rebel groups and Russia-backed Syrian regime forces.
The common law doctrine of ownership of airspace has been limited to allow for air travel, but the concept of a landowner's ownership of airspace above the surface of owned land below navigable airspace remains well established.
We are working to improve ATM efficiency through an airspace enhancement and restructuring programme.
Israel violates Lebanon's airspace on an almost daily basis, claiming the flights serve surveillance purposes.
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Summary: Two Israeli drones violated Lebanese airspace Monday, the Lebanese Army announced Tuesday.
I can file an IFR flight plan, climb into my plane at a non-towered airport which lies within Class G airspace, fire it up and climb out into the "clag" (without a clearance from ATC) as long as I remain clear of controlled airspace until calling ATC and receiving my clearance from them and this is legal?
62 million aircraft movements expected in UAE airspace by 2030.