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A/C

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Aircraft

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A/C L

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Aircraft Left - the left side of the aircraft, facing the cockpit.

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A/C R

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Aircraft Right - the right side of the aircraft, facing the cockpit.

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AFT

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The rear of the aircraft.

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Airborne

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Aircraft has no physical contact with the ground and is holding itself in the air.

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Air Cargo

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Includes airfreight and air mail.

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Aircraft Maintenance Log

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A record book kept in the cockpit containing a complete history of the aircraft, including flight time, reports, inspections, repairs, and alterations to the plane.

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Airline Certificate

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License rating, which meets the specific requirements of the FAA, issued to operators of scheduled supplemental or authorized carriers.

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Airspeed

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Speed at which the airplane is traveling through the air; may be more or less than the speed in relation to the ground.

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Air traffic

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Aircraft operating in the air or on an airport surface exclusive of loading ramps and parking areas.

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ATC

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Air Traffic Control: A division of the FAA that controls airways, navigational aids, and established traffic flying on established airways.

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APU

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Auxiliary Power Unit

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Autopilot

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An electronic devise used to maintain control of the aircraft when desired by the crew.

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Bank

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To turn or tip the airplane, either to the L or R, in order to change direction of the aircraft.

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Block-to-block

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The period of time between when an airplane begins to taxi away from the gate at one station until it stops at the gate at the next station.

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Bulkhead

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A ‘wall’ that divides sections of the aircraft cabin.

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CA

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Captian; Pilot in command..

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CFR

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Code of Federal Regulations; rules designed by the FAA to protect passengers and crewmembers thus ensuring safe flight operations.

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Charter Flight

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A plane ‘rented’ by a group for an exclusive use.

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Check Flight Attendant

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A specially trained and certified Flight Attendant responsible for ensuring Flight Attendant competency and standardization through the performance of IOE and line proficiency checks.

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Chief Pilot

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Supervisory Pilot who acts as the liaison between line pilots and management.

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Commute

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Travel to and from work when one lives in a city or state other than the city or state in which they work.

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Connection

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Additional flights required to get between departure city and destination city (requires a change of planes).

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Cockpit / Flight Deck

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Pilot compartment of aircraft where flight controls are located.

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Control Tower

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Located at airports,, with government personnel controlling the airplanes on runways and within sight of the airport.

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CRM

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Crew Resource Management; the effective use of all resources to achieve safe and efficient flight operations.

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Crew Base

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Airport from which crewmembers begin and end trips; Domicile.

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Crewmember

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A person assigned to perform duty in an aircraft during flight time.

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Crash Pad

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Shared temporary housing for crewmembers in domicile.

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Deadheading

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Flight personnel flying on assignment on non-paying passenger and not performing flight duties.

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Decompression

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Occurs when there is a loss of cabin air pressure.

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Destination City

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City to which you are flying.

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Direct Flight

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Flight with one or more intermediate stops but no change of planes.

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Ditching

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A water landing.

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Domicile

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Airport assigned as crew base.

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DOT

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Dept. of Transportation. ensures safe travel for passengers.

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DRS

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Direct Reference System; computer program used to communicate correspondence to line crewmembers.

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ETA / ETD

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Estimated time of arrival / Estimated time of Departure

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FAA

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Federal Aviation Administration; responsible for the safety of civil aviation.

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FAR

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Federal Aviation Regulation

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FA

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Flight attendant; person responsible for safe and efficient conduct of all cabin activities during flight.

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Ferry Flight

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A flight w/o passengers for the purpose of returning an aircraft to base; delivering an aircraft from one location to another, moving aircraft to and from a maintenance base.

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FO

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First Officer; second in command.

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FWD

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Front of aircraft.

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Fuselage

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Body of aircraft

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Galley

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‘Kitchen’ of aircraft.

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Gray water

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Non-consumable water

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Hazmat

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Hazardous Materials

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Impressions of Excellence

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Uniform and appearance standards designed to help crewmembers present a professional, crisp, and consistent public appearance.

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IOE

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Initial Operating Experience; a trainee performing the duties of a FA under the supervision of a Check Flight Attendant prior to being assigned revenue flying.

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Jetway

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A covered walk way from the airport terminal to the aircraft’s entrance.

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Jumpseat

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A seat, either in the cabin or cockpit, designated for use by a working crewmember only.

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Lav

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Lavatory; the restroom of the plane

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Layover

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The time spent on the ground between legs

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Leg

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The flight segment between stops

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Line check

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An observation conducted by a qualified Check Flight Attendant during which a FA is required to demonstrate his/her proficiency in all areas of duties and responsibilities.

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Logbook

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A book used for keeping record of flight assignments, including flight times, duty times, flight numbers, fellow crewmember names and any other information relevant to the trip.

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MEL

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Minimal Equipment LIst; a list used by maintenance to determine which items must be repaired immediately to ensure safe operation of the aircraft and which items may be safely deferred.

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No-Show

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A revenue passenger who does not appear at flight time and who did not cancel his reservation; may also refer to a crewmember who does not report for an assignment as scheduled.

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Non-Stop Flight

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Flight with no stops between originating city ad destination.

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Nose

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The forward most tip of aircraft.

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OCC

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Operations Control Center; responsible for the dispatch of all aircraft and the assignment of crews.

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Out and Back

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Assignment in which crewmembers depart from and return to their base in same day.

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Originating City

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Point of origin; City from which you started.

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PAX

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Passenger

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Pairing

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Originating city to arrival city indicated on each crewmaster’s schedule (i.e. DAY-CLT)

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PIC

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Pilot in Command; The PIC (Captain) is responsible for the operation and safety of an aircraft during flight

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Potable Water

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Water that has been purified and certified by local authorities as safe for drinking

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Pressurization

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A mechanical process that keeps the atmospheric conditions on board as near the density on the ground as possible

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PSU

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Passenger Service Unit

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QIK

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Software computer system which contains all information pertinent to all areas of passenger service and flight operations

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Ramp

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The ground area outside of the airport terminal where airplanes park

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REPO

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Reposition flight

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RON

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Remain overnight; pertains to crewmembers or aircraft

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Runway

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Paved surface in which airplanes takeoff and land

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SIDA

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Security Identification Display Area; areas of airport in which security identification badges must be visible on each person

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Sterile Cockpit

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The critical phases of flight during which crewmembers are specifically prohibited from engaging in any activity that is not related to the safe operation of the flight

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Taxi

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Aircraft movement on the ground

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Tail

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The AFT-most section of the airplane

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Takeoff

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The process in which an aircraft leaves the ground

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Through Flight

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A flight that travels from a point of origin to a destination with one or more enroute stops on the same aircraft; passengers may or may not remain aboard the aircraft at the enroute stops.

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Trip

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A series of flights assigned to a crewmember; trips are usually one to four days in length and begin and end at a Flight Attendant’s domicile.

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TSA

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Transportation Security Administration; former security rules of the FAA an other security regulations issued by the Transportation security Administration

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TSR

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Transportation Security Regulations

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Turbulence

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Bumpy Air

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UM

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Unaccompanied Minor; child between the ages of 5 and 14 years old traveling alone

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V-file

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Crewmember files located in each domicile crew room in which company correspondence is distributed

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Wholly Owned Subsidiary

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An independent company that operates under a larger company; PSA Airlines is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US Airways