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Bitchin Betty

Bitchin Betty is a term used by aircrews to describe the female voice used during aural warnings to alert aircrews that need to take immediate action to prevent something bad from happening to the safety of the aircraft. In particular, one voice, that of Boeing employee Leslie Shook has stood the test of time and is very familiar to the pilots operating F18 Hornet … [Read more...]

Comat – Company Materials

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 owned¬†by the airline … [Read more...]

Low Cost Base

A Low Cost Base is an airport with at least one LCC (Low Cost Carrier) with at least 20 flights a day … [Read more...]

Regional Hub

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 … [Read more...]

Secondary Hub

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 … [Read more...]