Aircraft

A hot air balloon is a kind of non-powered aircraft

An aircraft is a flying machine. There are many different kinds of aircraft.

Some aircraft keep in the sky by moving air over their wings. Examples are aeroplanes, helicopters, and gliders. Some aircraft keep in the sky by floating. Examples are balloons and airships.

Most aircraft use engine power. Examples are aeroplanes, helicopters, and airships. Gliders and balloons use no power. A few aircraft use muscle power.

Big aeroplanes for transporting people are called airliners. Airliners are the quickest way to travel. Airliners can fly over mountains and bad weather. Airliners have complex technology to make them fly quickly, safely and for less money.

A few fighter aircraft can fly at 3,200 km/h (2,000 mph).

The person who drives an aircraft is called the pilot.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Lugvaartuig
Alemannisch: Luftfahrzeug
Ænglisc: Lyftcræft
العربية: مركبة جوية
aragonés: Aeronau
asturianu: Aeronave
Avañe'ẽ: Pepo'atã
বাংলা: বিমান
Bân-lâm-gú: Hâng-khong-ki
башҡортса: Һауа судноһы
беларуская: Паветранае судна
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Паветранае судна
भोजपुरी: बिमान
bosanski: Letjelica
brezhoneg: Aerlestr
català: Aeronau
čeština: Letadlo
Cymraeg: Awyren
Deutsch: Luftfahrzeug
Ελληνικά: Αεροσκάφος
English: Aircraft
español: Aeronave
Esperanto: Aviadilo
euskara: Aireontzi
فارسی: هواگرد
français: Aéronef
Gaeilge: Aerárthach
Gàidhlig: Carbad-adhair
galego: Aeronave
한국어: 항공기
हिन्दी: वायुयान
hrvatski: Zrakoplov
Bahasa Indonesia: Pesawat udara
interlingua: Aeronave
íslenska: Loftfar
italiano: Aeromobile
עברית: כלי טיס
Basa Jawa: Montor mabur
қазақша: Әуе көлігі
Kiswahili: Chomboanga
Кыргызча: Аба кемеси
latviešu: Gaisa kuģis
lietuvių: Orlaivis
Livvinkarjala: Ilma-alus
македонски: Воздухоплов
മലയാളം: ആകാശനൗക
Bahasa Melayu: Pesawat
Baso Minangkabau: Kapa tabang
Nederlands: Luchtvaartuig
नेपाल भाषा: फय्‌खः
日本語: 航空機
Napulitano: Ariemòbbele
norsk nynorsk: Luftfartøy
occitan: Aeronau
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Havo transporti
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਹਵਾਈ ਜਹਾਜ਼
پنجابی: ہوائی جہاز
português: Aeronave
qırımtatarca: Uçaq
română: Aeronavă
русиньскый: Летадло
Scots: Aircraft
shqip: Avioni
slovenčina: Lietadlo
slovenščina: Zrakoplov
српски / srpski: Ваздухоплов
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Zrakoplov
Basa Sunda: Kapal Udara
suomi: Ilma-alus
svenska: Flygmaskin
தமிழ்: வானூர்தி
татарча/tatarça: Hawa transportı
тоҷикӣ: Ҳавогард
Türkçe: Hava taşıtı
українська: Повітряне судно
اردو: ہوائیہ
Tiếng Việt: Khí cụ bay
吴语: 航空器
ייִדיש: לופטמאשין
粵語: 航空器
中文: 航空器