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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Having mistaken the pressure horn for a minor problem, the pilots continue ascending to cruising altitude while at the same time trying to figure out what the problem was.
Cruising altitude is more efficient, but in the long run, it's not a career-winning strategy.
The jet, en route from Singapore to Perth, climbed 200ft upwards before returning to its cruising altitude of 37,000ft.
The maximum cruising altitude is up to 45,000 feet, but the G450 can climb to its initial cruising altitude of 41,000 feet in less than 23 minutes.
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The Mobile OnAir onboard mobile telephony system, certified by EASA (European Aviation Safety Authority) does not interfere with the radio-navigation instruments on Airbus A318 and may only be used at cruising altitude once the new illuminated sign "Switch off your phone" is turned off.
179, "IFR Cruising Altitude or Flight Level," states that, in controlled airspace, you must fly the altitude assigned by ATC unless you're operating VFR-on-top.
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It said up to 60 passengers will be able to use their mobile handsets simultaneously when the aircraft reaches cruising altitude.
A study by a team of Belfast scientists has found that oxygen levels fell by an average of 4% at cruising altitude.
On average, oxygen levels fell by 4% when people reached cruising altitude.