The act of renting or leasing aircraft for the purpose of transporting cargo or passengers.
Air Charter Operator
Is responsible for the licensing,maintenance, safety and operations of the air charter company. The air charter operator is not always the owner of the luxury jet, business jet or private jet that is available for charter.
Occurs when an aircraft chosen for charter is not currently at the departure origin for the charter jet trip.
The area of control established by the airport authority; the area that a particular airport controls navigational and radio control.
A private jet chartered by a company or executive for use on a business related trip.
The right to operate within the domestic boarders of a country. Most countries limit operations within their boarders to domestic carriers as a form of protectionism.
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Thousand foot flight levels or altitudes
Aircraft used to transport large amounts of goods and products and not certified for passenger loads.
A level altitude maintained by an aircraft while in flight.
Term used for a leg of a trip that is transporting no passengers or cargo (empty leg). This is usually the return from dropping or the departure to a pickup.
Department of Defense Flight Information Publications; used for flight planning
Double Round Trip
Occurs when an air charter itinerary is designed such that it is more costly to keep the plane away from base than it would be to return home empty the report for pick up to complete the air charter itinerary.
Is held by an air charter operator that publishes a schedule and provides non-scheduled air charter service.
The portion of the day when a crew member is on duty in any capacity (not just in-flight). This can be a constraint on long day-trips as there are FAA-imposed limits on the amount time allowed on duty.
Is an aircraft that is chartered for the purpose or use in the transportation of executives. Typically the private aircraft that are chartered are midsize jets. Talon Air caters to Executive Air Charter and Executive Jet Charter
FAA Part 121
Certificate required for an operator to published scheduled trips for charter.
FAA Part 135
Certificate required for a charter provider to operate as a non scheduled air carrier.
Fixed Base Operator. Represents a large majority of the air charter industry. By definition at a permanent location, this is a vendor of services,maintenance , fuel, flight instruction, and aircraft sales, in addition to charter.
A rotor driven aircraft that uses vertical axes with pitched blades to generate lift and stability.
A helipad is used for takeoffs, landings and occasionally for parking of helicopters.
The area of land or water used for the landings and takeoffs of helicopters; the buildings, structures and grounds.
(International Air Transport Association) codes are used by airlines for reservations, ticketing and baggage checking. These codes consist of exactly three letters. They are (usually) easily interpreted.
International Civil Aviation Organization airport
Location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. These codes are defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization,
Instrument Meteorological conditions
Conditions such as visibility, distance between clouds, ceiling level that does not meet the standard for visual meteorological conditions.
IS-BAO was developed by the industry for the benefit of the industry. It is a code of best practices designed to help flight departments worldwide achieve a high level of safety and professionalism..
Is the act of hiring crew; leasing an aircraft for the purpose of private air transportation.
Is one who facilitates the leasing or purchasing of air charter. A Jet Charter Broker is different from an Air Charter Agent as he does not act on behalf of either the end user of the chartered aircraft or on behalf of the charter operator. A Jet Charter Broker acts as the middleman in acquiring a charter flight for their client.
High altitude, High Speed winds that in the United States blow from west to east.
The spacing of aircraft traffic on the same lateral plain or altitude.
A single direction of travel between two points. For an air charter itinerary a leg could be represented by repositioning and fuel stops.
A service that provides information such as wind direction and speed, favored runway pertinent know traffic airport taxi routes and authorized approach procedures to pilots of arriving or departing aircraft.
Is the longitudinal spacing of aircrafts traveling on at the same altitude. The distance is expressed either as time or miles.
Is the ratio of ones true airspeed to the speed of sound.
Is an international distress signal, repeat MAYDAY to indicate an imminent and grave danger that request assistance.
Strong localized winds capable of doing damage. Winds have been known to reach up to 150 knots.
Is the network of airspace, navigational services facilities and equipment.
Navigation aids that give visual reference to the ground; they are used as a reference point in establishing and maintaining the position of an aircraft that is awaiting further clearance form air traffic control other wise known as “in holding”.
Is known to be the process of recording, planning and controlling the movement of an aircraft or vehicle from one point to another.
National Business Aviation Association
Is considered international airspace, it is the airspace over the oceans that is subject to ICAO procedures and regulations.
Is an aircraft charter for private use. Typically private jet charters are the most economical form of air charter. A private jet charter is intended to serve the needs of the client but does not seek to go above and beyond in luxury and accommodations.