Glossary of Airline Terminology

Flight Time

Typically refers to block time, i.e. chocks-away to chocks-under, which includes taxi time plus airborne time, i.e. wheels-off to wheels-on. NOTE: FAA regulations (FAR 1.1) define flight time as block time whereas European regulations (J.A.R. 1.1) define flight time as airborne time. When the term flight time is used, or values of flight time are quoted, the definition which applies shall be stated.

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