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ABPAble bodied passenger: a passenger who volunteers or is nominated to assist the CC in an evacuation
AFTTowards the rear of the a/c
AIRBRIDGEManoeuvrable enclosed access way to a/c available at some airports
AIRCREWAll crew required to operate a flight includes Flight and CC
AIRSTAIRSFolding boarding/disembarking stairs which are self-stowing beneath the main passenger door
APUAuxiliary Power Unit: Small engine below tail of a/c which provides electrical power while the a/c is on the ground
ASSIST SPACEA defined area at each emergency door allocated for CC to stand in for the purpose of evacuating passengers without causing an obstruction at the exit
BRACE POSITIONA position adopted, when seated, by all passengers and CC during an emergency landing. It helps to minimise injuries which results from forced body movements
CCCabin crew: an aircrew member other than Flight Crew Member, who performs, in the interest of safety of passengers, duties assigned by the operator or the Captain of the a/c
CBCircuit Breaker: these are all the black button type things that are located behind the pilot seats, they have the same function as an electrical fuse. CBs are also located in the galleys
CSACabin Services Agent (No 2-3-4)
CSSCabin Services Supervisor (No 1)
DRILLA sequence of actions which should be followed
DITCHINGAn emergency landing on water by an a/c
DIVERSIONWhen the a/c does not land at its intended destination. Can be due to bad weather, fuel requirements, medical emergency, bomb alert,etc
EASAEuropean Aviation Safety Agency
FCIFlight Crew Instruction: amendments to the operations manual part A
FWDForward - towards the front of the a/c
FLIGHT CREWNormally consists of a Captain and a First Officer
FLIGHT DECKThe compartment from which the a/c is flown. Also called the cockpit
FRIATA assigned prefix to all Ryanair flight numbers
FUSELAGEThe outer skin of the a/c
GIRT APRONPiece of heavy material which connects the evacuation device to the girt bar
GIRT BARMetal bar which connects to brackets on the floor when the a/c slide is armed
GPUGround Power Unit: Used instead of the APU to provide electrical power on the ground
HOLDA compartment in the lower deck where baggage and cargo is stowed
IAAIrish Aviation Authority: government department regulating a/c operations in Ireland
IATAInternational Air Transport Association
ICAOInternational Civil Aviation Organisation
INFANTPassenger under the age of 2 years
INBOARDThe direction towards the centre line of the a/c
INOPInoperative or having a technical fault
JUJunior Cabin Crew
LANDING GEARThe wheels and associated components on which the a/c lands. Also called the undercarriage
LOAD SHEETThe ramp agent prepares the load sheet and gives it to the Captain prior to departure. It contains information such as passenger numbers, weights, baggage, etc
MINIMUMSWeather conditions restricting take off and landing
NOTOCNotification To Captain
NPNominated Person
OPS MANUALThe governing document approved by the IAA that sets out company policy and regulations covering all aspects of the company's operation
OUTBOARDThe direction towards the outside of the a/c
PAPublic Address/ Passenger Announcement
PART DAircrew Training Manual
PIGSPassenger Ideal Guiding System
PRAMPre Recorded Announcement Machine
PSUPassenger Service Unit: The area above a row of passenger seats which holds air vents, reading lights, drop-down oxygen masks, a CC call light and the No Smoking and Fasten Seat Belt signs
PUPurser - a rostering code referring to No 1
RAMPManoeuvring area for a/c beside/next to the terminal building
RTORejected Take-Off: stopping the a/c on the runway during the take-off
RUNWAYAirport area designed for a/c to take-off and land
SEPSafety and Emergency Procedures
SOPStandard Operating Procedures: the normal manner in which an action is carried out in accordance with the company
SPISafety Procedures Instruction: an amendment to Operations Manual Part A, SEP
STANDParking area for a/c
TAXIINGAll a/c movements on the ground, following landing and prior to take-off
THOBTotal Heads On-Board, including Aircrew, supernumeraries, passengers and infants
TAXIWAYAirport routes linking runway with the ramp area
TITraining Instruction: This details a change to Ryanair Operations Manual


NITS: Captain to No1 - Nature of the problem, Intention of the Captain (to divert, ditching etc), Time available, Special instructions given by the Captain

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