Flight Attendant Airline Terminology

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Section 1

Question Answer
Board Mailsupplies, correspondence,equipment, ect. shipped within the company from one station or department to another
Charter flights flights that are operating with a sports team or group that have exclusive use of the aircraft and are isolated from the general public
Crew resource management, threat error management-CRM/TEM-Interaction of flight crew members with the use of teamwork and other skills to ensure standard operating precedures and communication signals are used at all times.
Continuing Qualification -CQ-annual training all flight attendants must attend, in CQ flight attendants review and are evaluated on all safety and security responsibilities
Decompression either a slow or a rapid release of air pressure from the cabin
Evacuation -EVAC-Term used to describe the quickest most orderly method to exit customers from an aircraft in an emergency situation
Extra section an additional flight, operating the same route as a regularly scheduled flight, to accommodate customers

Section 2

Question Answer
Ferry flight to transfer an aircraft from one point to another, without customers
Flight attendant operations manual -FAOM-a manual for flight attendants containing regulations, standards,policies and procedures necessary to conduct flight attendant duties and responsibilities on the aircraft
Gate area where customers check-in and wait before boarding the aircraft
Hangar a building where the aircrafts are serviced
Holding a flight that is holding means its waiting to land or take off
Hub a large airport where an airline connects customers.
Inbound customers or aircraft flying into a station

Section 3

Question Answer
Jetway a walkway connecting the aircraft to the gate area, also known as the jet bridge or the loading bridge
A/CAbbreviation for an aircraft
Aft the rear most section of the aircraft
Airspeed the speed of an aircraft in relation to the air its passing through. Not the same as ground speed, which is the same as the actual speed of the aircraft over the ground
Altitude distance above sea level, quoted in thousands of feet when an aircraft is in flight.
Auxiliary Power Unit -APU-A small engine that is used to operate a generator that supplies direct current power to an aircraft when the engines are shut down. This generator is typically used to power the air and lights while the aircraft is parked at the gate.
Attitude the position of the airplane as determined by the inclination of its axis in some reference, usually the earth or horizon
Banktilting the aircraft at an angle while turning left or right.
Bulkhead a term used to describe any dividing wall in the aircraft

Section 4

Question Answer
Cabin the interior of the aircraft where the customers are seated
Deadheadtransportation for non-working crew members
Demo also known as the safety demonstration, a demonstration of the safety features of an aircraft presented to the customers through a video or by flight attendants prior to every flight
Deplane term used to denote customers leaving or exciting the aircraft.
Doghouse a small compartment in the aircraft cabin used to stow equipment
F/Aabbreviation for flight attendant
Flight deck the pilots sit and operate the aircraft in this area, the flight deck contains all controls and navigational equipment used to fly the aircraft
F/A Jumpseat a retractable seat with seat belts, located near exits for flight attendants to sit on during takeoff and landing.
Floor level exits most door exits, level with the floor allowing easy egress from the aircraft.

Section 5

Question Answer
Forward front of the aircraft towards the flight deck
Fuselage the body of the aircraft to which the wings and tail are attached
Galley the kitchen area onboard the aircraft where meals and beverages are prepared
Ground power unit a portable unit attached to the aircraft,while on the ground, which provides electrical power to the aircraft when the engines are not operating
Ground speedthe speed of the aircraft in relation to the ground. a combination of the airspeed plus or minus the head winds and tail wind components determines your ground speed
Gross weight the total weight of the aircraft when fully loaded. it includes the weight of the aircraft plus all the contents, such as fuel, customers and supplies.
Hard standa remote parking area near the airport terminal where an aircraft parks a hard start requires customers and crew to board or deplane the aircraft via stairs.
Inboard the area in the cabin nearest the the center of the aircraft.
Lavatory restrooms located on the aircraft
Leading edge the forward edge of the wing
Main cabin the economy or coach section of the customer cabin

Section 6

Question Answer
Outboard the area in the cabin closest to the exterior of the aircraft
Overhead bins storage compartments located above the customers seats
Placard sticker or posting in the aircraft cabin with information
RONan aircraft remaining overnight at a station -Remain Over Night-
Ship aircraft are sometimes referred to as ships.
Stow to secure an item on an aircraft
Tail number each airline in the fleet is issued a number an this number is painted near the rear of the aircraft and is referred to as the tail number or the ship number. you can also find the tail number located on a placard located on the flight deck door and in the aft galley area
Trailing edge the back edge of the wing