Technical Terms

GLOSSARY OF TECHNICAL TERMS
‘A’ checks
A330-200
A330-300
A340-300
A350-900
Asia Pacific Region ASK
‘C’ checks
CASK
Fly-Thru
lATA
ICAO
Long-haul narrow-body aircraft
The basic inspection and routine servicing conducted on an aircraft every 800 hours flown to ensure that the aircraft is in an airworthy state to continue flying
Airbus’ A330-200 mid-size, wide-body aircraft, with a service range of approximately 7,000 nautical miles or estimated flight duration of 13 hours
Airbus’ A330-300 mid-size, wide-body aircraft, with a service range of approximately 5,400 nautical miles or estimated flight duration of 11 hours based on our current configuration
Airbus’ A340-300 wide-body aircraft with a service range of approximately 7,400 nautical miles or estimated flight duration of 13 hours
The new Airbus’ A350-900 wide-body aircraft under development which is tailored to meet airlines’ future market requirements, with a service range of up to 8,100 nautical miles or estimated flight duration of 14 to 15 hours
The region around the Western Pacific Ocean comprising Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Oceania
Available seat kilometres, which is the total number of seats available on our Company’s scheduled flights multiplied by the number of kilometres those seats were flown over a particular period
The maintenance performed on an aircraft at 18-month intervals, which takes approximately one week to complete, with a longer 24-day check every 72 months
Cost per available seat kilometre, which is derived by taking total operating costs (excluding finance costs and taxation) divided by ASK
Our flight connection service which allows seamless connection without having to obtain a transit visa when transiting at LCCT to other AirAsia Group destinations
The International Air Transport Association, an international trade body which represents some 240 airlines and the airline industry in general
The United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization, a United Nations specialised agency which sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency and regularity, as well as for aviation environmental protection
Flights with a duration of more than 4 hours
A medium-sized airliner with a single passenger aisle, with typically smaller passenger capacity and lower flight range capabilities as compared to wide-body aircraft
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GLOSSARY OF TECHNICAL TERMS (cont’d)
on-time departure rate
on-time performance
open skies agreement
passenger load factor Premium FlatBed
RASK
RASK-CASK spread RPK
scheduled departure time
seat pitch
Short-haul Skytrax
An airline performance measure which is the ratio, expressed as a percentage, of the number of flights that depart the gate within 15 minutes of the scheduled departure time to the total number of flights
For the purpose of computing on-time departure rate, in the event that a flight is retimed or rescheduled, the scheduled departure time will be changed to reflect the new planned timing, but the flight will still be classified as a delayed flight
An airline performance measure based on the number of flights that depart at the gate within 15 minutes after the pUblished scheduled departure time
A specific bilateral (between two governments) or multilateral agreement that places no quota on the number of flights or capacity that airlines can operate within the jurisdiction governed by the agreement
A measure of the average occupancy of the total available capacity of an airline, i.e. RPK as a proportion of ASK
Our premium passenger seats which feature standard business class specifications of 20 inches width, 60 inches pitch and stretch out to 77 inches in full recline position
Revenue per available seat kilometre, which is derived by total revenue divided by ASK
Being the difference between RASK and CASK, representing the operating profit of an airline on a per ASK unit basis
Revenue passenger kilometres, which is the number of paying passengers carried on scheduled flights multiplied by the number of kilometres those seats were flown
The planned departure time for aircraft based on flight schedules. In the case of a re-time or re-schedule, the scheduled departure time will reflect the new planned timing
.An indication of legroom, referring to the space between a point on one seat and the same point on the seat in front of it
Flights with a duration of 4 hours or less
A specialist research advisor to the air transport industry providing product and service analysis and passenger research studies for airlines, airline alliances, airports and related air transport product and service suppliers globally
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GLOSSARY OF TECHNICAL TERMS (cant’d)
technical dispatch reliability
wet lease
wide-body aircraft
A generally accepted industry standard airline performance measure, which is the ratio, expressed as a percentage, of the number of flights that do not incur a primary technical delay, or a primary technical cancellation, to the total number of flights
For the purpose of this definition, primary technical cancellation means a flight cancellation due to a technical fault on the aircraft, and primary technical delay means a flight delay of more than 15 minutes from its scheduled departure time due to a technical fault on the aircraft
A leasing arrangement whereby one airline (lessor) provides an aircraft, together with complete crew, maintenance and insurance to a lessee, and the operations of which are carried out as the lessee’s flight
A large airliner with two passenger aisles, with typically larger passenger capacity and higher flight range capabilities as compared to narrow-body aircraft
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