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A/C
Aircraft
A/C Left
The Port or Captain's side of the a/c
A/C Right
The Starbord or F/O's side of the aircraft
ABP
Able Bodied Person
ACM
Additional/Auxiliary Crewmember. A company employee who occupies a crew seat of an aircraft at the direction of the company.
AFT
The tail section of the airplane
Air start
Machine used to start aircraft engines when the APU (auxiliary power unit) is inoperative
AOG
Aircraft on Ground. The aircraft is not scheduled to fly on a particular day.
ASI
Aviation Safety Inspector. FAA Official used as an overall safety inspector for the airlines.
APU
Auxiliary Power Unit. A small turbine engine in the tail of the aircraft that powers a generator that provides electrical power when the engines are off.
ART
Annual Recurrent Training
ATC
Air Traffic Control
ATD
Actual Time of Departure
ATS
Air Trasportation Supervisor. Flight Attendant qualified to qualify Flight Attendants on IOE and administer check rides.
Base Station
Domicile city in which a crewmember lives.
Bulkhead
Any dividing wall in the a/c cabin
Cabin
Interior of the a/c occupied by passengers
Calandar Day
The period of elapsed time, using Coordinated Universal Time or local time, that begins at miding and ends 23 hours later at the next midnight.
Captain
Pilot In Command of a/c ( left seat )
Check Flight
A flight in which crewmembers are evaluated by a supervisor (ATS)
Circuit Breaker
A device which takes the place of a fuse in breaking an electrical current incase of an overload.
Comp.
Complimentary, given free
CPR
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Crewmember
A person assigned to perform duty in an a/c during flight
CRO
Complaint Resolution Officer. A CRO is a specially trained company associate who is quite familiar with DOT 382 and FAR 121.585 ( Exit Row Seating) and with specific policies and procedures regarding these regulations.
CSA
Customer Service Representative
CSI
Cabin Safety Inspector. FAA official who specifically deals with Flight Attendants and procedures within the cabin.
CX
Cancelled
Deportee
A person who has been legally admitted into a country by its authorities, or one who has entered the country illegally, and is at some later date formally removed from that country.
Deplane
A passenger leaving the aircraft
D/H
Deadhead, repositioning of crewmembers
Ditch
Emergency landing into water
Domestic
Transportation between two points in the continental U.S.
DOT Hazmat
The hazardous materials regulations issued by the Materials Regulations Transportation Bureau of the Department of Transportation.
Dispatch
The function of the Operations Control Center ( OCC ) which releases flights, trackts the a/c from point A to point B and assigns the airplanes to the flight path.
Duty Period
The period of elapsed time between reporting for an assignment by the domestic, flag, or supplemental air carrier or commercial operator. The time is calculated using either Coordinated Universal Time or local time to reflect the total elapsed time.
Early Departure
Authorization for a flight to depart earlier then scheduled.
EDT
Estimated Departure Time
Empennage
The entire tail section of the aircraft
ETA
Estimated Time of Arrival
Evac
Evacuation
Ext.
Extinguisher
F/A
Flight Attendant
FAM
Flight Attendant Manual
FCOM
Flight Crew Operating Manual
Ferry Flight
A non-revenue flight. Usually no pax or cargo.
FIDS
Flight Information Display System. Overhead monitors located throughout the airport displaying flight departure and arrival information.
FLT
Flight
Flight Crewmember
any crewmember whose primary duty station is the cockpit.
Flight Deck
Interior of the a/c occupied by the Captain and First Officer
FWD
forward, towards the front of the aircraft
F/O
First Officer
Fuselage
The body of the aircraft (not including wings and tail)
Gateway
The Passenger's first point of arrival into a foreign country or last departure city before bording a flight to a foreign destination
GMT
Greenwich Mean Time
GOM
General Operations Manual
Ground Power Unit ( GPU )
A mobile machine used to supply electrical power to an aircraft
Headwind
The wind blowing in the opposite direction of the aircrafts movement
H.O.T
Hands-On Training
I-94 Form
A form that is filled out by aliens entering the U.S. (not including citizens of the U.S. or Canada, permanent resident aliens, or holders of an immigrant visa). this records their arrival and departure.
IAW
In Accordance With
Inadmissible
A passenger who is refused admission to a country by its authorities (due to a lack of documentation, improper documentation, or a decision by such authorities that the refusal is in the best interest of that country.)
Inboard
Position closest to the center of the fuselage
Inflight
Department which governs the Flight Attendant group.
INFO
Information
INOP
Inoperative
Instructor
A person trained and designated by USA 3000 to instruct its personnel.
Interline
Involving at least two different airlines.
IOE
Initial Operating Experience. Training flight time required by the FAA after classrom experience (For F/A,s five hours)
Irregular Operations
Any non-standard operation
Jet Blast
Engine ehaust power while engines are still running
Jumpseater
A pilot/flight attendant using jumpseat privilege for access to a company flight.
JSA
Jump Seat Authority
Lav
Lavatory
Landing
The act of terminating a flight and bringing the a/c to rest on the runway.
Landing gear
The understructure, which supports the weight of the aircraft at rest.
Layover Station
The place at which a crew rests and awaits next flight
Leading Edge
the forward edge of the wing.
Left
Port or Captains usual side of the aircraft.
LOA
Leave of Absence
Log
A flight-by-flight record of all operations of an airplane, engines, crew , flight time, area of operations and other pertinent information.
MX
Mechanical problem or maintenance
Medical Certificate
Document signed by passenger's physician stating that pax is able to travel
MedLink
Organization which provides medical advice and direction to inflight crews and ground operations for airlines regarding onboard/in-flight medical issues.
MEL
Minimum Equipment List
N/A
Not applicable/authorized
Non-Rev
Non Revenue. A non-paying pax
N/S
no show. When you have not reported to work without calling or have not allowed enough time when calling in sick
North America
Area that includes the Caribbean area, Mexico, and the United States excluding the Panama Canal Zone.
NTSB
National Trasportation Safety Board
OT
On Time
OTS
Out of Service
Outboard
Position farthest from the center of the fuselage
OWE
Over wing exit
PA
Public Address/Announcment
PAX(PSGR)
Passengers
PBE
Protective Breathing Equipment
PED
Portable Electronic Device
PIC
Pilot In Command
Port
Left (facing foward) or Captains usual side of the aircraft.
Preflight
Inspection of cabin interior and emergency equipment prior to the passenger boarding.
Pressurization
Mechanical process that keeps the atmospheric pressure inside the aircraft similar to that on the ground
PSA
Passenger Service Agent
PSI
Pound per Square Inch
PSU
Passenger Service Unit. Area above pax seats that include
• An F/A call button
• No Smoking/Fasten Seat Belt signs
• Pax reading lights
• gasper vents
• fixed drop down oxygen system
Push Back
Rearward movement of the aircraft by tug on the ground.
Quick Donning
Mask as determined by the administrator and the mask manufacturer that will not interfere with crew communication, or distrub eyeglasses and without delaying the flight crewmember from proceeding with his assigned duties.
Ramp
The area on the airport where airplanes are parked for the purposes of loading and unloading.
REGS
Regulations
Reserve
Pilot or Flight Attendant who is "on call" for duty
Rest Period
A period free of all restraint or duty for USA 3000 conducting domestic, flag, or supplemental operations.
Revenue
A passenger who is paying a quoted fare from the airline for their ticket.
Recurrent Training
Annual review training required for all crewmembers and dispatchers.
Revision
A permanant change t othe manual
Right
Starboard or first officer's usual side of the a/c
RON
Remain overnight
Runway
Area used for takeoff and landing.
Starboard
Right (facing forward)or first officer's side of the a/c
Sterile Flight Deck
AKA Sterile Cockpit. The critical phase of flight when all communication with the flight deck must cease, except in the event of an emergency. This critical phase includes all operations under 10,000 feet including taxi, take-off, and landing except level cruise.
STM
Station Manager
Tailwind
The wind blowing in the same direction of the aircraft's movement.
Tarmac
Area on ramp where aircraft park and are serviced.
Taxi
Movement of the aircraft under its own power on the ground.
TDY
Temporary Duty in an area other then origionally assigned domicile.
Through Flight
AKA Direct Flight. A flight involving one or more stops where passengers remain onboard the aircraft during the stopover(s). The flight keeps the same flight number.
Tow
Movement of the a/c on ground by means of a tug.
UNMR
Unaccompanied Minor. A minor traveling alone. Must be at least 5 years of age, other restrictions apply.
USA
50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Wt./Bal.
Weight and balance is used to define how the a/c weight is calculated in accordance to baggage, weight of a/c, fuel and pax
WX
Weather
WX/CX
Weather Cancellation
AAP
Aft Attendant Panel- A panel near the 2L door from which the aft flight attendants may control lighting settings, as well as silence aural warnings in the aft cabin
ACP
Area Call PAnel. These panels are a series of four lights in the ceilings near the fligth attendant stations which identify the area of a passenger/crew call in the cabin.
AIP
Attendant Indication Panel. Similiar to a caller ID system, the AIP is a digital read-out identifying the specific location of a call placed or received from a particular flight station.
BRT
Bright (100% intensity) Cabin Lighting
CAUT
Caution
CIDS
Cabin Intercommunication Data System. A system of computerized directors which control the cabin functions on board the airbus.
CLG
Ceiling
CLR
Clear
DEU
Decoder/Encoder Unit. A part of the CIDS system.
ECAM
Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitoring. This system monitors all functions of the aircraft and reports back to the flight deck crew any irregularities which may occur.
EMER
Emergency
EVAC
Evacuation
FAP
Forward Attendant Panel. This panel is located at the 1L door and is made up of four components.
• Lighting Module
• Entertainment/Announcement Module
• Water/Waste Module
• Miscellaneous Module
FWD
Forward
IND
Indication
INT
Interphone
LSU
Lavatory Service Unit
MRT
Manual Release Tool
PES
Passenger Entertainment System
PNL
Panel
PTP
Programming and Test Panel (for MX use only)
PTT
Push To Talk
WDO
Window