The back of the airplane.
Aircraft Log Book
A record book kept in the flight deck containing a complete history of the aircraft including flight time, reports, inspections, repairs, mechanical discrepancies, etc. Documentation in log book is recorded by flight crew and/or maintenance.
The speed of an aircraft in relation to the air through which it is passing. This is not the same as ground speed, which is actual speed of the aircraft over the ground. Head winds and tail winds affect ground speed.
The distance above sea level and is usually quoted in thousands of feet when referring to an aircraft in flight.
An excess of fuel or oil being burned causing flames to be blown out the exhaust duct. This can occur prior to starting the engines at the gate and also right after landing while taxing to the gate
The position of the airplane as determined by the inclination of its axis to some reference, usually the earth or horizon. Example: nose up ____, nose down ____, banking left and banking right.
Ascend / Climb
The gradual upward incline of an aircraft lasting from after take-off until aircraft levels off at its cruising altitude or the changing from a lower to higher altitude.
Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)
A small jet engine used to operate a generator, which supplies direct current power to the aircraft when the engines are shut down, or Ground Power Unit (GPU) is disconnected.
To turn the aircraft.
The underside of the aircraft between the wings and the underside from the nose to tail.
A term used to define any dividing wall in the aircraft.
The interior of the aircraft where the customers are seated.
The storage area of the aircraft, usually in the back of the aircraft or underneath, where passenger baggage and cargo is stowed for flight.
Large triangular pieces of rubber placed on each side of a tire to prevent aircraft movement.
A term used to denote customers leaving the aircraft.
When the aircraft leaves cruising altitude and changes its pitch downward until landing.
The ____s generate power for the aircraft (never called motors).
An area located at the front of the aircraft where the pilots operate all the controls and navigational equipment with which to fly the aircraft.
The front of the aircraft toward the flight deck.
The body of the aircraft, exclusive of the wings, tail assembly and engines.
A designated area where service items are stowed and prepared. The 'kitchen' area of an aircraft.
The total of the aircraft when fully loaded. It includes the weight of the aircraft plus all the contents such as fuel, customers, supplies, cargo. etc.
Ground Power Unit (GPU)
A portable unit attached to the aircraft, while on the ground, which provides electrical power to the aircraft when the engines are not operating.
The speed of the aircraft in relation to the speed on the ground.
The area nearest the center of the aircraft.
A collapsible seat in the cabin or flight deck of an aircraft, used by authorized individuals (FAA, Crewmember).
The forward edge of the wing.
The area closest to the windows.
Customers on an aircraft leaving a station.
A matter of pumping air into the cabin through a blower or compressor to make the air pressure in the cabin as near as possible to the air pressure on the ground.
To move an aircraft under its own power on the ground, except during take off or landing. Maneuvering an aircraft on the ground.
Time allotted for the aircraft to be serviced at the gate.