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REPOSITIONING FLIGHT

The movement of an aircraft to a new location for logistical, as opposed to revenue, purposes. A repositioning flight is often carried out so that an aircraft, having dropped one passenger off at a destination, can collect a new passenger from a different airport. Frequently, positioning flights are empty and LunaJets gives you access to these flights, known as 'empty legs', which are often available for incredible prices.

REPOSITIONING TIME

The time take for an aircraft to perform a repositioning flight.

ROLL

There are three rotations about three axes that an aircraft in flight is capable of making: pitch, roll and yaw. Roll is the rotation about the axis running from nose to tail, the longitudinal axis, and this rotation impacts on the orientation of the aircraft's wings in relation to the downward force of gravity. It is also known as Bank.
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SHARKLET

Sharklet is the name given by Airbus to their design of blended winglet. It is a vertical wing-tip extension that greatly improves an aircraft's efficiency due to the manner in which it channels and manoeuvres the flow of air past the wing.

SUPER LARGE JETS

Business jets are classed in certain categories due to a variety of factors. Those considered Super Large Jets, such as the Challenger 850 and the Falcon 900 series, are generally capable of up 10 hours of constant flight, as well as offering seating to between 10 and 15 passengers. LunaJets has access to all types of aircraft category, enabling us to provide you with the ideal jet to suit your journey.

SUPER LIGHT JET

Aircraft are classified as Super Light due to their capacity to carry from 6 to 9 passengers and their ability to complete journeys that require up to 4 and a half hours of flight without a stop. A great advantage of organising your private jet flight through LunaJets is that we can search the entire market for all categories of aircraft to find the ideal solution to your needs, and at the best price.

SUPER MIDSIZE JET

Super Midsize Jets are categorised as such thanks to their ability to accommodate between 8 and 10 passengers and make uninterrupted flights of up to 6 and half hours in duration. LunaJets team of Private Aviation Advisors is at your service to provide you with an aircraft from any category, whatever the size of your group or the length of your flight may be.
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TAF

A Terminal Area Forecast, or TAF, is a means of relaying weather conditions, in particular those which impact on aviation. This forecast covers the surrounding 5 mile area of an airport runway complex and is updated every six hours. TAFs use similar coding to METAR reports but there are fewer TAF locations due to the fact that they are provided by individuals on the ground instead of airports or weather observation centres.

TAIL NUMBER

This is an aircraft's registration number. Each country has an identifying letter or group of letters at the beginning of the tail number, eg. N for the USA, G for United Kingdom, F for France and HB for Switzerland.

TAXI TIME

Taxi time is the period that an aircraft spends moving on the ground, that's to say the amount of time between an aircraft moving off from its stationary parking position and its time of takeoff. Unlike many operators and other brokers, LunaJets never makes you pay for taxi time as it is entirely out of your control.

THRUST

Four forces act on an aircraft during straight-and-level unaccelerated flight; thrust, lift, weight and drag. Thrust is the force which propels an aircraft through the air, countering the effect of drag and working in the opposite direction. Thrust is a mechanical force that is generated by the engines of an aircraft and the greater the disparity between thrust and drag, the faster an aircraft will accelerate.

TRANSPONDER

A transponder is a crucial piece of technology with which all modern aircraft are equipped in order to ensure safe flight. This electronic transmitter, found onboard an aircraft, serves to inform Air Traffic Control Services of the planes exact position, allowing it to appear on their radar and collision avoidance systems.

TRIJET

An aircraft, such as the Dassault Falcon 7X, which is equipped with three jet engines.

TRUE AIRSPEED

When at different altitudes, the change in pressure and temperature affects the capacity of an aircraft's standard system to accurately indicate airspeed as the number of air molecules entering the pilot's tube is fewer than it would be at sea-level. Consequently, a system of measurement to evaluate the correct airspeed at varying altitudes was developed to give the pilot the aircraft's true airspeed. Therefore, this term simply refers to the correct airspeed of a plane at altitude.

TURBOFAN AIRCRAFT

An aircraft which is fitted with jet engines to provide it with thrust. In very basic words, these engines are those in which a turbo-driven compressor draws in air and compresses it, before pushing it into the combustion chamber, where the fuel is also injected. Ignition causes the rapid expulsion of gases, which pass into a turbine, providing energy to a fan (a multiblade type of propeller), propelling the aircraft forwards. LunaJets has access to both Turbofan and Turboprops aircraft, enabling us to provide you with whatever aircraft suits your preferences and journey requirements.

TURBOPROPS AIRCRAFT

Turboprops Aircraft generate the majority of their thrust from turbine-powered propellers, while receiving extra power from the expulsion of exhaust gases. This type of aircraft are slower and louder than turbojets but are excellent value and are capable of accessing remote airports that are often inaccessible other aircraft. Due to having to both Turbojet and Turboprops aircraft, LunaJets is able to tailor their service to provide you with the perfect aircraft for your needs and preferences.
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