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English translation: airport station manager

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10:19 Apr 25, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: chef d'escales
A manager in the airline business.
david hunter
English translation:airport station manager
Explanation:
What I have found concurs with the second answer.

1 - The GDT gives "station" for "escale" in aeronautical terminology.

2 - Here is an URL for a career profile of someone who has worked in the business. You can check the description he provides and see if that matches your context. It certainly confirms the previous answer.

http://www.asiadragons.com/wwwboard/country/malaysia/resume/...

3 - Another doc if you can read *.PDF files :

www.state.fl.us/goaa/avleasing/acguide.pdf

4 - And a quickie on the Star of the Month February 2000 at Indianapolis Airport on the Station Manager, David Woo :

http://www.iflyswa.com/careers/stars/star_feb00.html
Selected response from:

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 14:58
Grading comment
Thanks for all the references, what I think I'm looking for is The Station Manager's boss back at HQ, so I'll probably invent Director of Airport Ops!
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Summary of answers provided
naLAYOVER MANAGER
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
naairport station manager
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nastation manager
Elisa Capelão
nastopover manager?
Parrot


  

Answers


54 mins
stopover manager?


Explanation:
I frankly haven't heard of such a position, but I assume this is the person in charge of the stopovers, or of organizing stopovers (escales). Probably more of a department head.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 14:58
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1861

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zosia

Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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6 hrs
station manager


Explanation:
station manager is the literal translation which was historically the title given to the "airport manager" of a specific airline. Recently, "customer service manager" is the more commonly used designation, but different airlines use sometimes different designations (airport manager, station manager, customer service manager...)

I have worked myself in the airline industry for 11 years and my husband was a "chefe de escala"(portuguese term for chef d'escales) for British Airways in Lisbon Airport (BA used Customer Service Manager as the job title).

Salut!


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Elisa Capelão
Local time: 13:58
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 37

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zosia
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15 hrs
airport station manager


Explanation:
What I have found concurs with the second answer.

1 - The GDT gives "station" for "escale" in aeronautical terminology.

2 - Here is an URL for a career profile of someone who has worked in the business. You can check the description he provides and see if that matches your context. It certainly confirms the previous answer.

http://www.asiadragons.com/wwwboard/country/malaysia/resume/...

3 - Another doc if you can read *.PDF files :

www.state.fl.us/goaa/avleasing/acguide.pdf

4 - And a quickie on the Star of the Month February 2000 at Indianapolis Airport on the Station Manager, David Woo :

http://www.iflyswa.com/careers/stars/star_feb00.html

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 14:58
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
Grading comment
Thanks for all the references, what I think I'm looking for is The Station Manager's boss back at HQ, so I'll probably invent Director of Airport Ops!

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zosia

Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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4 days
LAYOVER MANAGER


Explanation:
You are talking about LAYOVERS.
This is how it is called here in the USA.

Regards,:)


BD


LAYOVER

lay·o·ver [láy vr ] (plural lay·o·vers) noun
stop during journey: a brief stop during a journey


Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] ©



Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 06:58
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 16
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