- nounADJECTIVE▪ fixed-wing, jet, light, low-flying, supersonic▪
Three men were flying in a light aircraft at low altitude when a passenger jet approached.▪
attacks by helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft▪ single-engined, twin-engined▪ manned, unmanned▪
The army is using unmanned aircraft to survey the area.▪ microlight (BrE), ultralight (AmE)▪ cargo, civil, civilian, commercial, passenger, private▪ attack, combat, fighter, military, reconnaissance, stealth, strike, surveillance, transport▪ enemy▪ model (esp. BrE)▪
His passion is making model aircraft.VERB + AIRCRAFT▪ fly, operate, pilot▪
The aircraft was flown by a young American pilot.▪ land▪ board▪
The passengers boarded the aircraft.▪ hijack▪ destroy, shoot down▪
To be an ace you had to shoot down five enemy aircraft.AIRCRAFT + VERB▪ fly, operate▪
There are approximately 6 700 commercial aircraft operating in the United States.▪ land, take off▪
The aircraft is due to take off at midnight.▪ crash▪ carry sth▪ attack sth, bomb sthAIRCRAFT + NOUN▪ industry▪ production▪ manufacturer▪ maintenance▪ engine, parts▪ engineer▪ commander▪ hangar▪ carrier▪
a US Navy aircraft carrier▪ noise▪
Significant progress has been made in reducing aircraft noise.▪
He claimed that aircraft noise was the worst form of pollution.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.