Bag tag Bag tags, also known as baggage tags, baggage checks or luggage tickets, have traditionally been used by bus, train and airline companies to route passenger luggage that is che...
Baggage carousel A baggage carousel is a device, generally at an airport, that delivers checked luggage to the passengers at the baggage claim area at their final destination.
Baggage claim In airport terminals, a baggage claim area is an area where arriving passengers claim checked-in baggage after disembarking from an airline flight.
Baggage handler In the airline industry, a baggage handler is a person who loads and unloads baggage, and other cargo for transport via aircraft.
Baggage handling system A baggage handling system (BHS) is a type of conveyor system installed in airports that transports checked luggage from ticket counters to areas where the bags can be loaded onto airplanes.
Boarding (transport) Boarding is the entry of passengers onto a vehicle, usually in public transportation.
Bucher aircraft tractor The Bucher aircraft tractor is an aircraft tow vehicle built for the Swiss Air Force by the military vehicle division of Bucher-Guyer AG. Following a restructuring of this division it was sold t...
DMAN DMAN, also known as Departure Manager is a planning tool developed to improve the departure flows at airports and increase the predictability.
Executive Airlines Executive Airlines, Inc. is an airline headquartered in Carolina, Puerto Rico.
Fixed-Base Operator A Fixed-base operator or commonly abbreviated FBO is a term developed in the United States after the passage of the Air Commerce Act of 1926.
Fixed-base operator (aviation) A fixed-base operator is a commercial business granted the right by an airport to operate on the airport and provide aeronautical services such as fueling, hangaring, tie-down and parking, aircr...
Ground support equipment Ground support equipment (GSE) is the support equipment found at an airport, usually on the ramp, the servicing area by the terminal.
Hangar rash Hangar rash is an aviation term that refers to minor incidents involving damage to aircraft that typically originate due to improper ground handling in and around a hangar, other aircraft or obj...
Hucks starter A Hucks starter is an auxiliary power unit, almost always a motortruck, that provides initial power to start up piston aircraft engines.
M2 High Speed Tractor The M2 High-Speed Tractor (or colloquially M2 Cletrac) was an aircraft tug used by the United States Army Air Forces from 1942.
Maneuvering area A maneuvering area or manoeuvring area is that part of an aerodrome to be used by aircraft for takeoff, landing, and taxiing, excluding aprons and areas designed for maintenance of an aircraft.
MB-2 tow tractor The MB-2 Tow Tractor is an aircraft towing vehicle used by the United States and Allied Air Forces.
Pushback In aviation, pushback is an airport procedure during which an aircraft is pushed backwards away from an airport gate by external power.
Remove Before Flight Remove Before Flight is a safety warning commonly seen on removable aircraft and spacecraft components, typically in the form of a red ribbon, to indicate that a devices, such as a protectiv...
Remove before flight ribbon The bright red ribbons reading REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHTS are used in aviation to indicate that some devices are only used when the plane is on the ground (parked or taxiing).
Specialized Aviation Service Operation Specialized Aviation Service Operations are defined by the Federal Aviation Administration as single-service providers or special Fixed Based Operators performing less than full services.
U-30 Tow Tractor The U-30 Tow Tractor is an aircraft towing vehicle used by the United States and Allied Air Force.
Visual Docking Guidance System A stand guidance system is a system which gives information to a pilot attempting to park an aircraft at an airport stand, usually via visual methods, leading to the term Visual Docking Gui...