Example sentences for: airliners

How can you use “airliners” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The threat of terrorists hijacking commercial airliners within the United States-and using them as guided missiles-was not recognized by NORAD before 9/11.

  • The New York Times leads with the recommendation by the nation's air safety board that thousands of airliners currently in service be rewired as a precaution against the sort of fuel tank explosion that destroyed TWA Flight 800.

  • In this period, other prominent attacks in which Bin Ladin's involvement is at best cloudy are the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, a plot that same year to destroy landmarks in New York, and the 1995 Manila air plot to blow up a dozen U.S. airliners over the Pacific.

  • After 9/11, some Philippine government officials claimed that while in Philippine custody in February 1995, KSM's Manila air plot co-conspirator Abdul Hakim Murad had confessed having discussed with Yousef the idea of attacking targets, including the World Trade Center, with hijacked commercial airliners flown by U.S.-trained Middle Eastern pilots.

  • The dramatic extent of the development is pointed out by the NYT 's observation that Boeing alone has produced nearly 10,000 airliners currently in service, and that the recommendation applies to the planes of at least one other company, Airbus, as well.


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