Translation glossary: Aviation & Airline Standards

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A La Carte Offer ItemContains one Service (excluding flights) or Service Bundle which is priced per unit. A La Carte Offer Items are optional, and the quantities of these can be selected for any of the eligible passengers and segments. 
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ACARSAircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System. A digital datalink system for transmission of short, relatively simple messages between aircraft and ground stations. 
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AccompaniedWhen used for children and infant fares, this shall mean the child/infant must be accompanied by an adult paying an applicable adult fare or traveling at industry free or reduced fare tickets 
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AccountAn arrangement by which a body holds funds on behalf of a client. 
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Accountable Document\"A validated official document (such as an airline ticket, check, or payment voucher) that has a monetary value and must be accounted for. 
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ACI(see \"Airports Council International\") 
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ActivityThe condition in which things are happening or being done. 
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Ad Hoc ScheduleA variation, addition or cancellation from the basic schedule of one or more flights on single dates. 
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Administrating CarrierThe airline that has the financial and commercial responsibility of a flight and that may or may not be the Operating Carrier. 
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AdultFor Tariff purposes, a person who has reached his/her 12th birthday as of the date of commencement of travel 
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Adult FareThe fare for a person who has attained his twelfth birthday. 
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Advance Passenger InformationPassenger data which must be collected by airlines and communicated to the destination/transit country authorities. 
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Advance Seat ReservationTerm used for a process that allows a specific seat to be booked in advance of departure, e.g., when the reservation was originally booked. 
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AEA(see \"Association of European Airlines\") 
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AgencyAn organization which acts on behalf of another. 
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AgentRole of an individual person to be a staff of an agency. 
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AggregatorAn entity who distributes a Seller’s shopping request to multiple Airlines and aggregates subsequent responses. 
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AHM(see \"Airport Handling Manual\") 
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AIDX(see \"Aviation Information Data Exchange\") 
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Air Operator\'s CertificateThe approval granted from the National Airworthiness Authority (NAA) to an aircraft operator to allow them to use their aircraft for commercial purposes (payment or reward). 
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AircraftA transport vehicle which is certified as airworthy by a competent aeronautical authority. 
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Aircraft BayA subdivision of a containerized/palletized compartment, i.e. ULD Load position 
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Aircraft ConfigurationPlanned utilization layout of aircraft interior space. 
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Aircraft GroupGroup of aircraft operating together under the same ownership, belonging to the same aircraft type and having a set of configuration data in common. 
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Aircraft Group ConfigurationSpecific Configuration of an Aircraft Group. 
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Aircraft Limitation SetSet of related limitations of an aircraft usually defined by the manufacturer in order to avoid overstressing the aircraft (structural load limitation) and to ensure proper balance conditions for safe flight (balance limitation). 
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Aircraft Parking PositionGate or hard stand where an aircraft may park. 
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Aircraft PayloadThe weight of passengers, baggage, cargo and mail and includes both revenue and non-revenue items. 
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Aircraft RegistrationThe complete alphanumeric identification assigned by the appropriate licensing authority to an individual aircraft. Hyphens contained within the registration shall not be included. E.g. GBOAC, N46573, ZZ123. 
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AIRIMPThe A4A/IATA Reservations Interline Message Procedures. It is the mandatory multilateral data exchange standard for interline communications for passenger reservations. A guide to teletype messages formats and rules that govern transmission circumstances for reservation type functions. 
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AirlineAn enterprise operating aircrafts for commercial purposes which (i) performs scheduled or non-scheduled air transport services, or both, which are available to the public for carriage of passengers, mail and/or cargo and (ii) is certified for such purposes by the civil aviation authority of the state in which it is established. 
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Airline Accounting CodeIt is used as the first three digits of a passenger traffic document, e.g., ticket. This identifies the document as being issued by or on behalf of an airline or non-airline company other than a CRS. This code is assigned by IATA. 
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Airline Code(see \"Airline Designator\") 
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Airline Load InformationInformation distinguishing different categories of cargo used for load planning characterized by Airline specific codes in addition to codes defined in AHM510. 
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Airline PrefixThe first three digits of a cargo traffic document number, e.g., airway bill. This identifies the document as being issued by or on behalf of an airline. This code is assigned by IATA. 
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Airline Tariff Publishing CompanyA commercial company dealing in the collection and distribution of fares and fare-related data for the airline and travel industry. 
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Airlines Reporting CorporationA company which provides ticket transaction settlement services between airlines and travel agencies (both traditional and online) and the travel management companies that sell their products in the United States. 
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Airport Handling ManualThe source for the latest industry-approved policies and standards covering all facets of safe and efficient airport operations. 
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Airports Council InternationalThe only global trade representative of the world’s airports. 
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Airway ScheduleInformation about schedules for movements involving change in the position or location of aircrafts in the air. 
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All-Cargo AircraftA version of an aircraft type which carries cargo and mail only. 
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AllianceTwo or more airlines participating in a commercial relationship or joint venture, where a joint and commonly identifiable product is marketed under a single commercial name or brand. 
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Alternative ReservationA definite reservation covering space on flight other than one originally preferred by passenger. 
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AltitudeThe vertical distance of a level, a point, or an object considered as a point, measured from mean sea level (MSL). 
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APEXAdvance Purchase Excursion Fares 
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Applicable FareFor fare construction purposes, a fare which is established after the application of all fare construction calculations, e.g. excess mileage fare, higher intermediate fare but excluding related charges e.g. amounts to be annotated with \"S\" or \"Q\" 
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ARC(see \"Airlines Reporting Corporation\") 
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AreaThe extent or measurement of a surface or piece of land, or a space allocated for a specific use. E.g. Check-in area, or security area at an airport. 
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Area Load LimitationSee floor load limitation. 
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ARNKArrival unknown or via means other than scheduled air service. Used in reservations to fill a gap in the itinerary. 
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