Examples from the Web for airplane
Like him, they identified the Airbus A320 as an airplane extremely well fitted to low cost airline operations in Asia.
Specifically, what briefing did the flight crew receive before they went to the airplane?
One specific kind of emergency is at the heart of this, such as when an airplane suffers a loss of stability at night.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Bottom line is that it will only be a BVR [beyond visual range] airplane.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The airplane was owned by an Indonesian budget carrier, Lion Air.
It is also the principle which governs the airplane or glider, whose planes are kept at a definite angle to the air current.The Romance of Aircraft|Lawrence Yard Smith
The flying surfaces of an airplane are made by stretching cloth over the frames.America's Munitions 1917-1918|Benedict Crowell
There were other airplane enterprises organized by Count Zeppelin, which remain today leaders in their respective fields.Zeppelin|Harry Vissering
The airplane, instead of being the unusual thing, must become a customary sight over our cities and villages.Opportunities in Aviation|Arthur Sweetser
They had been traveling some four or five hours since leaving their camp when Bill heard the drone of an airplane engine.Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol|Henry Harley Arnold
British Dictionary definitions for airplane
Word Origin and History for airplane
1907, from air (n.1) + plane (n.1); though the original references are British, the word caught on in American English, where it largely superseded earlier aeroplane (1873 in this sense and still common in British English). Aircraft "airplane" also is from 1907. Lord Byron, speculatively, used air-vessel (1822).