A medical evacuation carried out by an aircraft that is specially equipped for medical purposes and is used to transport people suffering from sickness or injury to hospital in an emergency. The planes are staffed with at least one doctor monitoring the patient for the duration of the flight. See also Air Ambulance.
A Meteorological Aerodrome Report (METAR) is a form of aviation weather report given at half-hourly or hourly intervals, often by airports and weather observation stations. It consists of a list of information concerning the weather at any given airport and is reviewed by all pilots before any takeoff and landing.
All private jets belong to a specific category, depending on their individual specifications and capabilities. Jets belong to the Midsize category for a number of reasons, for example, being able to undertake uninterrupted flights of up to 5 and a half hours in length, as well as accommodating between 7 and 9 passengers. LunaJets has access to every category of aircraft, allowing us to provide you with the perfect jet for your flight requirements.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) was founded in 1947 and represents over 10,000 aviation industry companies. It is a non-profit organisation, based in Washington, and provides a range of services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, the world's largest civil aviation trade show
A nautical mile is the unit of measurement used by both sea and air navigators, which corresponds to one minute of latitude. It is universally considered to be 1852 metres, nearly 250 metres longer than a standard mile.
This is the process or science of accurately determining one's location, often when travelling in an aircraft, and being able to plot the route of a journey and then following this course. Excellent navigation skills are crucial to effectively flying an aircraft even if technology has been improving continuously since the arrival of GPS in the cockpit.
A NOTAM, or a Notice to Airmen, is a notice provided to an aviation authority by government agencies or airport operators with the intention of alerting pilots to any potential hazards that might affect their flight, thus playing an essential role in ensuring the safe passage of an aircraft. They serve to warn pilots of dangers along their flight path, such as air shows, military exercises, abnormal or extreme weather condition or even the passage of flocks of birds.
An operator, or Air Charter Operator, is authorised to operate air charter flights, due to having been granted an Air Operator Certificate (AOC). This is the party in charge of the maintenance, licensing, safety and operations of private aircraft, be it a single business jet or a fleet. The operator is not necessarily the owner of the private aircraft that is available for charter.
The term 'payload' refers to anything that an aircraft is transporting, outside of those things necessary for its operation. This generally refers to any cargo or equipment being carried by an aircraft, as well as the passengers.
There are three rotations about three axes that an aircraft in flight is capable of making: pitch, roll and yaw. Pitch is the rotation about the axis running from wing to wing, the lateral axis, and sees the nose of the aircraft moving up or down, thus changing the vertical direction in which the aircraft's nose is pointing.
A private jet is an aircraft which has been purchased by an individual or an organisation, rather than an airline.
PRIVATE JET BROKER
An agent who acts as an intermediary to facilitate the hiring of private jets for his clients. The benefits of organizing an aircraft through a broker are enormous, as LunaJets' team of brokers is not influenced by bias due to not having their own fleet to sell. We also have access to all different types of aircraft from all the operators on the market, enabling us to find the aircraft most suitable to your needs and to put operators in competition with one another to negotiate the best price.
PRIVATE JET CHARTER
The act of chartering a private jet for the purpose of personal use or corporate transportation. See also Business Jet Charter.
LunaJets is a flight broker and as such arranges carriage by air on behalf of its customers by chartering aircraft from third-party aircraft operators as agent of its customers. LunaJets only acts as an intermediary, does not itself operate aircraft and is not a contracting or an indirect carrier.