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Spirit Terms 1_14_15

Abbreviations of airline terminology

AAP Aft Attendant Panel
ABA Able-Bodied Assistant
A/C L (A/C R) Aircraft left (or right). The side of the aircraft when standing in the cabin looking towards the front. The Captain always sits A/C L and the First Officer on A/C R.
ACARS Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System. A digital datalink system for the transmission of messages between the pilots and ground stations via radio or satellite.
ACM Additional Crew Member
ACP Area Call Panel
Aft Near, towards or in the rear of the aircraft. On the rear facing side of any fixed object or partition.
AIP Attendant Indication Panel
Aircraft Number An identification number painted on the outside of the aircraft. Also referred to as the ship or tail number.
Altitude The distance in feet above Mean Sea Level
APU Auxiliary Power Unit
ATC Air Traffic Control. A service operated by a regulated authority to promote the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic.
Block Time Block Time is that period of time beginning when an A/C first moves from the ramp for the purpose of flight, and ends when the A/C comes to a stop at the ramp at the next point after landing.
BRT Bright
Bulkhead A term used to describe any dividing wall or partition in the cabin.
C Celsius
CA or CAPT or Captain Captain. The Pilot in Command (PIC) of an aircraft who is directly responsible for and is the final authority for the operation of the aircraft. (S)He also has authority over and is responsible for the performance of the duties of other crewmembers.
Cabin The interior of an A/C where the passengers are seated.
CASS Cockpit Access Security System
CAUT Caution
CBA Collective Bargaining Agreement
Charter Flight A plane rented by a group for its own use. A charter flight may operate on or off the Spirit system as long as the destination city has approved airport facilities.
Check-in-Time The time a flight attendant is required to report for flight duty.
Check Ride A flight on which the crewmember(s) are being checked on the performance of their duties.
CIDS Cabin Intercommunication Data System
CLV Crew Life Vest
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CRM Crew Resource Management. The effective use of all resources; liveware, hardware and software, to achieve safe, efficient flight operations.
Critical Phase of Flight All ground operations involving taxi, takeoff and landing, and all other flight operations conducted below 10,000 feet, except cruise flight.
CRO Complaint Resolution Official
CSA Customer Service Agent
Deadhead (DH) Transportation of crew members from one point to another to cover a trip, or return to home base. This is considered time-on-duty.
Deicing Procedure which removes frost, ice, slush, or snow from aircraft surfaces. These procedures may utilize fluids, mechanical means, or surface heating to remove icing contaminants.
Demo Safety Demonstration
DHS Department of Homeland Security
Dx Dispatch. The department responsible for dispatching flights, determining suitability of operational facilities, and the safe operation of each flight.
Direct Flight A flight that has one flight number, but with one or more stops.
DOD Department of Defense
Domicile (base) The city where the crew is based. Crews will originate and terminate flights from that city.
DOT Department of Transportation
ECAM Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitoring. A system that monitors the state of critical aircraft systems and provides indications and warnings to the pilots.
ELT Emergency Locator Transmitter
EMT Emergency Medical Technician
ESS Employee Self Service. HR website.
ETA Estimated Time of Arrival
ETD Estimated Time of Departure
Evacuation/EVAC The procedure by which passengers are deplaned in the most quick and orderly manner during an emergency situation.
F Farenheit
F/A or FA Abbreviation for Flight Attendant
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FA Jumpseat The assigned folding seat for a working flight attendant.
FAK First Aid Kit. Located in the forward and aft galleys and contains basic medical equipment.
FAP Forward Attendant Panel
FAR Federal Aviation Regulation
Ferry Flight A flight set up to operate without revenue passengers. May or may not operate with cabin crewmembers (flight attendants).
FFDO Federal Flight Deck Officer. A pilot trained and licensed to command an aircraft while in possession of a firearm.
FL Flashlight
Flight Attendant A required crewmember responsible for the safety of passengers and for providing excellent customer service. Also referred to as a cabin crewmember.
Flight Crew A pilot assigned to duty in an aircraft during flight time. Flight attendants are not considered flight crew.
Flight Time The time between when the aircraft lifts off of the ground on takeoff until it touches down upon landing.
Fuselage The aircraft body
FO or F/O First Officer
FPG Fire Proof Gloves
FWD Forward, near, toward or in the front part of the aircraft.
GSC Ground Security Coordinator
Half Weight A child between the ages of two and twelve.
HDQ Headquarters
Headwind Winds that blow against the aircraft inflight, slowing down the speed of the aircraft.
Hub An airport where a large percentage of an airline's flights connect.
Hangar A facility used for the upkeep and maintenance of the aircraft.
IED Improvised Explosive Device
IOE (OE) Operating Experience. Phase in a Flight Attendant's Training on a new aircraft, during which a supervisor, instructor or other authorized member of inflight management, while flying actual revenue trips.
Inboard Near or closest to the center aisle of the aircraft.
Infant (LAP) A child less than 24 months of age, not included in the passenger count.
Inop Abbreviation for inoperative
INTPH Interphone. A handset at each cabin crew station allowing for calls between cabin crew and the flight crew.
ISC Inflight Security Coordinator. The Captain is always the Inflight Security Coordinator.
Jetway Enclosed tunnel-like passageway between the A/C and the terminal gate area. The jetway is power driven and controlled by an agent.
JS Jumpseat
L1 (2),(3),(4) Designation for each cabin door on the left side of the aircraft. L1 is the first door on the left side. L2 is the second, etc.
Lavatory (Lav) Term used to identify a bathroom on the aircraft.
Layover A destination point where the crew spends time on the ground away from their domicile.
Leg Any flight segment from one destination point to the next.
LEO Law Enforcement Officer
LHS Left hand side
LOA Leave of Absence
LRBL Least Risk Bomb Location
LV Life Vest
LSU Lavatory Service Unit
MRT Manual Release Tool
MAX Maximum
MIN Minimum
MX or MAINT Abbreviation for Maintenance
NK/NKS Spirit Airlines two and three letter indentifier
NOI Notice of Investigation
Non-Rev (NR) Abbreviation for non-revenue (non-paying) passenger on a flight.
Non-Stop Flight A flight that travels form one city to another with no stops in between.
NTSB National Transportation Safety Board
02 Oxygen
OAL Other Airline
OCC Operation Control Center. The department that crews, schedules, loads and dispatches all of an airlines flights.
OHB Overhead Bin. An enclosed compartment in the cabin located above the passenger seat in which lighter weight carry-on bags can be placed. Each bin is labeled with weight limits.
Operations (OPS) The company office at an airport concerned with the loading and working of the flight.
Outboard Near or closer to the outside of the aircraft
OW Overwing
OWE Overwing Exit
PA Public Address System
PAX Abbreviation for passenger
PET C Pet in Cabin. Indicated on Departure Report
PBE Protective Breathing Equipment
PIC Pilot in Command. This person has final authority and responsibility for the operation and the safety of the flight. The Captain is the PIC.
POB Portable Oxygen Bottle
POC Portable Oxygen Concentrator
PSI Pounds Per Square Inch. A measure of pressure.
PSU Passenger Service Unit
PTT Push To Talk
PWR Power
R1 (2),(3),(4) Designation for each cabin door on the right side of the aircraft. R1 is the first door on the right side, R2 is the second, etc.
Ramp The immediate area around the aircraft when it is parked at an airport terminal.
RSA Ramp Service Agent
RHS Right Hand Side
RON Remain Overnight
SIDA Secure Identification Display Area
SMS Safety Management System
SOP Standard Operating Procedures
Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines, Inc.
SSI Security Sensitive Information
Tarmac Paved portion of the secured airport area other than the ramp area, including runways, taxiways and remote areas.
Tailwind Winds that blow in the direction of the flight, pushing the aircraft forward and increasing the speed of the aircraft.
T/O or TO Takeoff
TUC Time of Useful Consciousness. Indication of time available for cognitive functions following a decompression.
TSA Transportation Security Administration
Turbulence A term used to describe irregular movement of the aircraft by uncommon changes in the atmospheric air currents.
UM Unaccompanied Minor. A child age five to fifteen traveling without a guardian.
UTC Coordinated Universal Time
WCHR Wheelchair passenger. Indicated on departure report.
Wx Weather
XCM Extra Crewmember. Used when describing a jumpseater in the flight deck.
XFA Extra Flight Attendant. Used when describing a jumpseater on an extra flight attendant jumpseat.
GMT Greenwich Mean Time, also known as Zulu time.
FAM Federal Air Marshall or Flight Attendant Manual
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