cruising altitude


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cruising altitude

[′krüz·iŋ ‚al·tə‚tüd]
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An indicated pressure altitude maintained in cruising.

cruising altitude

That altitude selected by a pilot or assigned to him or her by the concerned ATC (air traffic control) authority for flying from the top of the climb to the top of the descent. This altitude has been (or is intended to be) maintained during either the entire or a portion of the flight. This altitude should be in relation to a fixed datum on the altimeter subscale during this period. This is a constant altitude and should not be confused with a cruise clearance.
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Investor confidence will improve next year as the global economy reaches cruising altitude," says Poloz.
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The source said that had the plane plunged intact from close to its cruising altitude, breaking up on impact with the water, the search teams would have been able to find a fairly concentrated pattern of debris.
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prior to departure and onboard the aircraft either before takeoff or at cruising altitude.