service ceiling
noun Date: 1920 the altitude at which under standard air conditions a particular airplane can no longer rise at a rate greater than a small designated rate (as 100 feet per minute)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Flight ceiling — A flight ceiling is the upper altitudinal limit at which any aircraft may fly given its mechanical abilities. For aviation purposes, ceiling is defined as the height (AGL) of the lowest broken or overcast layer aloft or vertical visibility into… …   Wikipedia

  • absolute ceiling — noun the maximum altitude at which an airplane can maintain horizontal flight • Hypernyms: ↑ceiling * * * noun : the maximum height above sea level at which a particular airplane can maintain horizontal flight under standard air conditions called …   Useful english dictionary

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