Aeroplane is an English term which is also known as airplane in American English, which refers to a mechanically, power-driven heavier-than-air flying machine that has fixed wings deriving its lift in flight chiefly from aerodynamic reactions on surfaces which remain fixed under given conditions of flight.

The term includes landplanes, seaplanes and amphibians. The word should be used in preference to the generic term 'aircraft' when an airplane is specifically meant.

Ref: 120578/2006-09-19

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