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HOVERCRAFT (AIR CUSHION VEHICLE)

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French Equivalent: Aéroglisseur

Definition:
A vessel which supports herself a short distance above the surface of the water (or land) on a cushion of air contained by a flexible skirt attached to the outer perimeter of the vehicle.

Context:
Hovercrafts are used mostly as passenger ferries.

Source Publication:
Glossary for Transport Statistics, prepared by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Transport Statistics – Eurostat, European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Statistical Theme: Transport statistics

Created on Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, April 29, 2003