Browse the Glossary

Gary Kelly – Southwest CEO

Aviation Glossary

Comat – Company Materials

Aviation Glossary

8 Airline Cargo Terms you Need to Know Company Materials (COMAT). Company material, commonly called COMAT, is an industry term used by operators to describe the shipment of non revenue (no freight revenue or compensation received) materials and supplies owned by the operator that are shipped by the operator in support of its operations. Aircraft parts […]

Low Cost Base

Aviation Glossary

A Low Cost Base is an airport with at least one LCC (Low Cost Carrier) with at least 20 flights a day

Regional Hub

Aviation Glossary

A Regional Hub is defined as an airport that is not hub and does not have an airline tenant with a connecting strategy. The airport will usually have mostly short to medium flights

Secondary Hub

Aviation Glossary

A Secondary Hub is defined as an airport with at least one based network carrier offering connecting opportunities with several primary routes (<=10) offered to passengers and or numerous medium haul routes

Primary Hub

Aviation Glossary

A Primary Hub is an Airport with at least one network air carrier that offers flight connecting opportunities with numerous long haul destinations operated by domestic or foreign airlines

Aeronautical Information Management – Cockpit Data

Aviation Glossary

Aeronautical Information Management  – The dynamic, integrated management of aeronautical information services—safely, economically, and efficiently—through the provision and exchange of quality-assured digital aeronautical data in collaboration with all parties. As defined in FAA Advisory Circular 00-63A Cockpit  Display of Digital Weather and Aeronautical 

Aeronautical Information (AI) – Cockpit Data

Aviation Glossary

Aeronautical Information (AI). Information resulting from the assembly, analysis, and formatting of aeronautical data. As defined in FAA Advisory Circular 00-63A Cockpit  Display of Digital Weather and Aeronautical