This article is within the scope of WikiProject Transport, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of articles related to Transport on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Why is the title airplane and not aeroplane? Aeroplane is the original spelling, airplane is just a later Americanisation.
I mean really, reading through wikipedia articles you'd think that bloody Americans invented the English language, it's pathetic.
Commonwealth English first then American spelling that's how it should be done. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TraitorBagel (talk • contribs) 10:21, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Actually airplane was coined by Brits too.Rmhermen (talk) 19:24, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
A very civilized interjection. I was about to write how Euro-centric this article is leaning, by barely mentioning the Wright Brothers without any pics of the Wright Flyer. However, to be clear, the American-British spelling of articles has clearly been stated in the Wiki rules.220.127.116.11 (talk) 09:45, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, lol. First off, English people sure didn't invent the language, either. Only constructed languages have inventors. Second off, while Americans didn't invent the language, I can think of one very relevant large flying machine that they did invent. RedSlash 18:55, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
It's not just this article, it's the entirety of wikipedia. It always puts 'word' or 'word (British English), like American English is where English came from. I wonder if the German Wikipedia has this problem with Austrian German, or Portuguese has this problem with Brazilian Portuguese.
Really? Wikipedia has loads of articles using British spelling - see kilometer for one example out of literally hundreds RedSlash 21:24, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
That's not the British spelling, it's the official spelling, designated by the French, they created the metric system, it's just that Americans spell it differently to the rest of the world. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TraitorBagel (talk • contribs) 10:20, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
Semi-protected edit request on 17 April 2015
This edit request has been answered. Set the |answered= or |ans= parameter to no to reactivate your request.
change usage of aeroplane to uk, commonwealth and ireland
The sources for the claim that the Wright brothers invented and flew the first airplane link to a non-existent website. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pabloalmeidaff9 (talk • contribs) 20:36, 7 August 2016 (UTC)