Commentary

6 Definition of aircraft

CIVIL AVIATION vol 7
| Commentary

6 Definition of aircraft

| Commentary

3: AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION AND CERTIFICATION

6 Definition of aircraft

The term ‘aircraft’ has no accepted definition in English law. The Air Navigation Order 2016 contains a table of general ‘classification of aircraft’ which includes as aircraft all balloons (whether captive or free), kites, gliders, airships, aeroplanes (landplanes, seaplanes, amphibian or self-launching motor gliders), powered lifts (tilt rotors) and rotorcrafts (gyroplanes and helicopters)1.

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