absolute ceiling

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the maximum altitude at which an airplane can maintain horizontal flight

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Prolonged flight at an airplane's absolute ceiling isn't economical, thanks to the low indicated airspeed--at or near stall--it can muster.
PRIS is funded by owners through a 13 per cent surcharge on riding fees, which was introduced several years ago by the Racehorse Owners' Association as an absolute ceiling.
Canada's decision to use an intensity-based system and withhold an absolute ceiling for greenhouse gas emissions may seem like an unnecessary capitulation to industry in the face of the EU's tougher stance, but there are other factors at play.
27% of Community GDP as an absolute ceiling for EU own resources, as decided at the Berlin European Council in March 1999 in the context of the financial perspective for 2000-2006.