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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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Merely to operate this system requires an army of more than five thousand girls.
In short, as the Constitution has taken the utmost care that they shall be men of talents and integrity, we have reason to be persuaded that the treaties they make will be as advantageous as, all circumstances considered, could be made; and so far as the fear of punishment and disgrace can operate, that motive to good behavior is amply afforded by the article on the subject of impeachments.
Of course there is no one here who could operate it nor is there any reason why they should have destroyed it.
Every day he had returned to it, and while at first it had filled him with considerable awe, he eventually came to look upon it with the accustomed eye of a proprietor, so that he now clambered into the fuselage and even advanced so far as to wish that he might learn to operate it.
It was easy to see that they could not long be companions or co-operate, since one would not operate at all.
SkyWest operates 397 aircraft under codeshare agreements with United Airlines and Delta, providing 2,512 daily flights to 239 cities.
3) BB&T operates subsidiary depository institutions in North and South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, Alabama, Indiana, and Florida.
Neenah operates two cupola melt foundries, Plant 2, a 600-ton/day gray iron municipal/industrial casting shop, and Plant 3, a 500-ton/day ductile iron industrial casting shop.
Headquartered in Fresno, California, CMC operates a full-service health care system with four hospitals (831 staffed beds), one long-term care facility, and other related entities.
The airline operates a fleet of 35 jets and turboprops.
Currently, the LAN Alliance operates 75 passenger aircraft and nine dedicated freighters.
Between Washington and Syracuse, US Airways currently operates one RJ and four turboprops; starting in August two turboprop flights will upgrade to RJ service, and in September, one of the new RJ flights will be upgraded to 737 service.