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Definition of Air carrier

Air carrier Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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An air carrier holding a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity issued by the Department of Transportation to conduct scheduled services over specified routes and a limited amount of nonscheduled operations. (FAA13)
As defined in the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, any citizen of the United States who undertakes, whether directly or indirectly, or by lease or any other arrangement, to engage in air transportation. (FAA1)
Commercial system of air transportation consisting of certificated air carriers, air taxis (including commuters), supplemental air carriers, commercial operators of large aircraft, and air travel clubs. (DOE6) (FAA6)
Commercial system of air transportation, consisting of domestic and international scheduled and charter service. (AIA1)
A person who undertakes directly by lease, or other arrangement, to engage in air transportation. (14CFR1)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Air carrier Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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An airline is a company that provides air transport services for traveling passengers and freight. Airlines lease or own their aircraft with which to supply these services and may form partnerships or alliances with other airlines for mutual benefit. Generally, airline companies are recognized with an air operating certificate or license issued by a governmental aviation body.

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Air carrier Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
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An operator (e.g., airline) in the commercial system of air transportation consisting of aircraft that hold certificates of, Public Convenience and Necessity, issued by the Department of Transportation, to conduct scheduled or non-scheduled flights within the country or abroad.
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