The European Aviation Safety Agency, known as EASA, is a European Union organization whose principal role is the regulation of safety standards among civil aviation aircraft and their operators. This largely consists of certification of the airworthiness of aircraft, to ensure that those which are licensed to fly by EASA comply with all their regulations and are, therefore, extremely secure and reliable. It is the European equivalent to the North American, FAA.
EBACE, the European Business Convention and Exhibition, is an annual convention run by the EBAA in cooperation with the NBAA. For the past several years, it has been held in Geneva, Switzerland and has become Europe's largest Business Aviation tradeshow.
Empty legs are flights, often the return journey of a one-way private charter flight, which an aircraft needs to make in order to reposition itself for its next client or to return back to its home base. Since the aircraft has to make these flights regardless, LunaJets' empty legs are available for considerably lower prices than on-demand charter flights, sometimes discounted by as much as 75%.
The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) is the national aviation authority of the U.S.A. As a component of the US department of Transportation, the FAA acts as the official regulator of all aspects of civil aviation. These include managing airports and Air Traffic Control services within the United States, as well as setting industry standards, carrying out aircraft inspections and controlling licensing operations.
An FBO (Fixed Base Operator) is responsible for providing a variety of aeronautical ground services, including fueling, maintenance, catering and hangaring, among others.
A ferry flight is essentially a delivery flight, carried out with the purpose of repositioning an aircraft for various reasons, such as returning an aircraft to its home base, moving an aircraft to or from a maintenance facility or changing the aircraft's location to enable it to collect a passenger or passengers. This term also refers to the flight made to deliver an aircraft from its place of manufacture to its customer.
An aircraft's flight plan is a document which details the specifications of its intended flight; its departure and arrival locations, duration and number of passengers, for example. The flight plan is filed with the local aviation authority by either the pilot or flight dispatcher so that the information can be shared with Air Traffic Control and other relevant parties. It is mandatory to field a flight plan for any commercial flight.
Fly-by-wire is the term used to describe recent technological advances that have led to revolutionary changes to the way in which aircraft are flown. While in the past a pilots controls were manual, a fly-by-wire system sees the pilot's movement of flight controls being converted by an electronic interface and then transmitted by a computer to the relevant part of the aircraft where the pilot's command is carried out automatically. The consequence of this technology is that a pilot has even more precise control of an aircraft than before, greatly enhancing reliability, safety and stability.
This is a scheme by which a number of unrelated parties are able to purchase a portion of an aircraft. Each fractional owner shares a pre-ordained amount of aircraft access, although the aircraft is not necessarily the same every time. The main motivation of fractional ownership is the capacity to share the costs of the aircraft which no one party needs full-time use of. However, due to the fact that fractional owners generally pay a fixed monthly maintenance fee as well as an hourly fee, this results in it being more expensive than having LunaJets organize individual on-demand flights.
This fee can be added onto the cost of a charter flight to reflect the increase in fuel prices since the initial price of the journey was issued. Since LunaJets' service includes no hidden fees, fluctuating market fuel costs do not affect our prices.
The complete central structure of an aircraft which is designed to house the flight crew, passengers and cargo. The fuselage is the main body to which the wings, tail surfaces and engines are attached.