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operate

As it relates to an aircraft, it means to fly or use the aircraft, or to cause or permit the aircraft to fly, be used, or be in any place, whether or not the person is present with the aircraft. Operator has a corresponding meaning.
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To argue against such a law on the ground that what is past cannot operate now, is to introduce the old metaphysical notion of cause, for which science can find no place.
Merely to operate this system requires an army of more than five thousand girls.
Southwest Airlines, which operates a Love Field hub, wants the law repealed.
FlyAsianExpress will operate flights to destinations in Asia and Europe as AirAsia X, a new long-haul, low-cost carrier launched Friday by AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes, who owns 50% of FAX, a small Malaysian domestic airline that operates seven 50-seat Fokker F50s and five 19-seat Twin Otters on short-haul routes.
The limited liability corporation which operates both retail and distribution businesses in Alabama, with each of the owner companies sharing profits equally.
(ERI), based in Lexington, Ky., says ERI operates a fleet of 12 portable units, which it dispatches to jobs throughout the country.
A retrofit, guided by an audit, can produce a contamination-free compressed air system that operates at a constant pressure for all conditions, at reduced cost.
(2) Barclays operates branches in New York and Miami and representative offices in New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
The way to achieve this, surprisingly enough, lies in the way the distribution company operates and uses its facilities.
Dubbed the Fleet Angels, HC-2 operates 13 UH-3Hs and 3 VH-3As (ex-presidential support helicopters) which are between 35 and 40 years old.
FROM THE PORT OF LIVERPOOL: Norse Merchant operates ferries from Twelve Quays to Dublin and Belfast.