Definition of airspace in English:


Line breaks: air|space
Pronunciation: /ˈɛːspeɪs


[mass noun]
  • 1The air available to aircraft to fly in, especially the part subject to the jurisdiction of a particular country: the airliner was refused permission to enter Maltese airspace
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    • Despite the short duration of the outage, restrictions on the number of aircraft entering UK airspace or taking off from domestic airports quickly created delays.
    • The spokesman added Ireland insists aircraft overflying national airspace or using its airports for refuelling cannot carry weaponry.
    • Aircraft encroaching on U.S. airspace was a more straightforward affair in that the warning time was longer and the source of the threat was obvious.
  • 1.1Room available in the atmosphere immediately above the earth: temples and mosques fight for airspace with skyscrapers
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    • Generally, ownership of an area of ground includes the airspace immediately above that area up to the skies.
    • I was driven in a nice silver car with leather upholstery along the Thames, alongside the Houses of Parliament with the London Eye and Big Ben fighting for airspace.
    • What do you make of the idea of a directive coming out soon advising pilots to avoid airspace above or near sites like power plants, dams, refineries, and other complexes?
  • 1.2 Law The right of a private landowner to the space above his land and any structures on it: the landlord is unable to extend his property without trespass to his tenant’s airspace
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    • Ownership of land includes the airspace above it, unless there are limitations on the title.
    • If an adjoining owner places a structure on his (the adjoining owner's) land that overhangs his neighbours land, he thereby takes into possession airspace to which his neighbour is entitled.
    • Where there is an incursion into the airspace of a landowner within the reasonable height then this prima facie gives rise to claim to trespass:

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