CategoryDefinitionExamples
AgPlaneAgPlanes (‘ag planes’) are defined as those aircraft (typically fixed-wing) whose primary configuration and purpose are agricultural services such as crop-dusting and spraying. AgPlanes can be either piston or turbine powered aircraft.Thrush 500 series (510P, 510G, 550P and 710P), Air Tractor AT series (AT402, AT502 & AT802)
AirshipThe airship gains elevation via helium gas bags and is propelled through the air under its own power. An Airship may also be referred to as a Dirigible Balloon and should not be confused with a hot air balloon.Zeppelin, Cameron Balloons
AutoGyroThe Autogyro is commonly referred to as Gyrocopter, Gyroplane or Rotorplane, the aircraft utilises a generally unpowered rotary wing to generate lift. The rotor turns through a permeant state of autorotation, being propelled forward by a pusher propeller.ELA 07, MagniGyro, Cavalon
Business JetBusiness jets (aka personal jets, private jets or corporate jets) are aircraft propelled by turbofan engines such as the Williams FJ series jet engines. The primary purpose of these aircraft is VIP passenger travel and commonly fitted with a dedicated / quick change air ambulance configuration. Examples include the single engine personal jet produced by Cirrus the SF50, single pilot step up aircraft such as the Cessna Citation CJ4, through to the trans-continental business jet range of Gulfstream and Bombardier Global, the G650ER and the Global 7000.SF50, Citation CJ4, Falcon 7x, G550, G650
Commercial AircraftThe commercial aircraft category includes both passenger and cargo aircraft for which the primary purpose it to transport a payload. There are certain turboprop aircraft that blur the lines between private and commercial (i.e. the Cessna 208 Caravan), in these cases we encourage you to consider in which category your aircraft is more likely to be searched.A320, A330, 737, Bae146
Experimental | KitExperimental aircraft refers to homebuilt, amateur built or kit aircraft. Many of these aircraft are designed by and produced by known manufacturers, whilst assembled by the purchaser or a hybrid whereby they gain assistance from the manufacturers own assembly line.Rutan Long-EZ, Kitfox, Zenith CH650
Float | AmphibAircraft that are either purpose built or retro-fitted with water landing capabilities. Amphibious floats include retractable wheels allowing the aircraft to land on both land and sea whilst the floats are fitted. Fixed (regular) floats only allow the aircraft to land on water.de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, Cessna 206, Aviat Husky
Flying BoatA flying boat is defined as an aircraft that lands on its fuselage which is designed in the shape of a planning hull. Generally referring to WWII aircraft types such as the Grumman Albatross, Catalina Flying Boat although more recently light aircraft types such as the Icon A5 and Lake Buccaneer have redefined this category.Grumman Albatross, Icon A5, Lake Buccaneer
Glider | SailplaneA category of aircraft that does not require a motor for free flight, utilising thermal or dynamic air over considerable wingspan to maintain altitude and travel. Traditionally a glider is motor less being propelled into the sky by a winch or tow-craft, whilst numerous motored gliders are in operation with either fixed or retractable piston propeller engines or turbines. The turbine gliders commonly retrofit APU engines from business jets that provide sufficient thrust to cause the glider to climb due to its extraordinary aerodynamic efficiency.Grob G103, Distar Air Sundancer
Light Sport AircraftThe LSA aircraft is a regulated category of aircraft either factory built (S-LSA) or amateur built (E-LSA). The FAA define the LSA class as those aircraft (other than a helicopter), 1. Max Gross Weight of 1320 lbs, 2. Max Stall Speed of 45 kts, 3. Max Speed in Level flight of 120kts, 4. Max 2 seats, 5. 1 engine, 6. Fixed-pitch propeller, 7. Unpressurized cabin, 8. Fixed pitch, teetering and two bladed rotors only for autogyro and 9. Fixed landing gear. The list of LSA approved aircraft can be found on the FAA website (https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/gen_av/light_sport/media/ExistingModels.pdf)Evektor SportStar, Jabiru J230, Icon A5
MilitaryMilitary aircraft is a broad segment of modern service aircraft including Cargo, Troop Transport, Aerial Refuelling, Reconnaissance Aircraft, Fighter Jets, Bombers and Trainers.F-18 Hornet, F-22 Raptor, Dassault Mirage, C-130 Hercules, L-39 Albatros
Piston HelicopterTraditional helicopter design powered by a piston engine such as the Lycoming IO-540 or O-360 engines. The piston helicopter segment is exclusively represented by a single main rotor and a single tail rotor on the types such as the Robinson R22, R44, Hughes 300, Guimbal Cabri G2 and Schweizer 300c.R44, R22, Cabri G2, 300c
Piston SingleA single engine fixed-wing propeller aircraft utilising a piston engine to provide thrust. For this search function, rotary engines should be included in this listing category. The largest piston engine manufacturers are Lycoming and Continental although rotary engine manufacturers such as Rotax have gained considerable market share in the light sport aircraft and piston single markets.182, 172, Cherokee, SR20, SR22
Piston TwinA twin engine fixed-wing propeller aircraft utilising a piston engine to provide thrust. For this search function, multi-engine types such as the BN Trislander that utilise more than two piston engines should also be included in this listing category.340, Baron, DA42, DA62
TiltRotorThe Tiltrotor is a hybrid fixed-wing, rotary-wing aircraft whereby there are tilting propeller engines or nacelles mounted to the end of the wing. The tilting pods provide VTOL capabilities before tilting forward to provide forward flight. This category has not yet achieved any certifications for civil applications, although Agusta/Leonardo have several AW609 test aircraft in operation.AW609
Turbine HelicopterTraditional helicopter design powered by a turboshaft engine such as the Rolls Royce Allison 250 or the Turbomeca Arriel engines. Helicopters are primarily represented by a single main rotor and a single tail rotor on the types such as the Bell 206B JetRanger and the Airbus H125/AS350 Squirrel/AStar. There are variations of the helicopter that fall within the category for example the MD Helicopters NOTAR range (MD520N, MD600N) and the coaxial helicopter Kaman K-Max Aerial Truck with the intermeshing 2 rotor system and eliminating the need for the tailrotor.H125, 412, AW109, 206B JetRanger
TurbopropA single engine fixed-wing propeller aircraft utilising a turbine engine to provide thrust. The most popular powerplant for the category is the Pratt & Whitney PT6 engine with many variants providing varying degrees of performance.PC-12, M600
Twin TurbopropA twin engine fixed-wing propeller aircraft utilising a turbine engines to provide thrust. The most popular powerplant for the category is the Pratt & Whitney PT6 engine with many variants providing varying degrees of performance.King Air 350, King Air 250
Ultralight | ParaMotorUltralight aircraft, often referred to a microlight aircraft, are lightweight fixed-wing aircraft with varying weight limits country by country. They can generally be identified by a naked skeleton frame and exposed cockpit and generally limited to 1-2 seats. Ultralights may be a weight shift aircraft or a conventional 3-axis control aircraft. Paramotors on the other hand are harness mounted propeller engine with a parachute wing. Take-off is achieved by first inflating the parachute by marching forward into wing with the pilot powering one’s self down the field before engaging the motor to gain sufficient speed to gain lift.CGS Hawk, Airbike Ultralight, Airborne X Series
Vintage | WarbirdVintage aircraft are defined as those piston propeller aircraft (civil and military) designed and built pre-WWII, including types such as the Boeing Stearman 75 biplane and the de Havilland Tiger Moth. Warbirds are typically defined as WWII piston propeller fighter planes and bombers such the Hawker Hurricane, P-6 Texan and P51 Mustang. Modern military aircraft such as fighter jets and helicopters should be listed under the “Military” aircraft category.Boeing Stearman 75, Tiger Moth, P-51 Mustang

 

 

 

 

 

Listing DetailDefinition
Serial NumberAircraft manufacturer’s serial number
RegistrationAircraft registration number
Flight RulesThe aircraft certified flight operations, i.e. VFR, IFR, NVFR
ConfigurationAircraft cabin configuration, i.e. EMS, Corporate etc
Landing GearAircraft primary landing gear, wheels, skids, floats, etc
YearThe aircraft year of manufacture
Airframe TTSNAircraft total time since new.
SeatsThe number of cabin seats.
Flight DeckThe primary avionics equipment manufacturer and type.
Eng MakeThe engine manufacturer.
Eng ModelThe engine model number
Eng TBOThe aircraft engine regulated time between overhauls.
Eng #1 TTSNEngine number one total time since new.
Eng #1 TTOHEngine number one time remaining to overhaul.
Eng #1 CyclesEngine number one start cycles.
Eng #2 TTSNEngine number two total time since new.
Eng #2 TTOHEngine number two time remaining to overhaul.
Eng #2 CyclesEngine number two start cycles.
Eng #3 TTSNEngine number three total time since new.
Eng #3 TTOHEngine number three time remaining to overhaul.
Eng #3 CyclesEngine number three start cycles.
Eng #4 TTSNEngine number four total time since new.
Eng #4 TTOHEngine number four time remaining to overhaul.
Eng #4 CyclesEngine number four start cycles.
Prop MakePropeller manufacturer.
Prop ModelPropeller model.
Prop TBOPropeller time between overhaul.
Prop #1 TTSNPropeller number one total time since new.
Prop #1 TTOHPropeller number one total time remaining to overhaul.
Prop #1 OH DatePropeller number one overhaul due date.
Prop #2 TTSNPropeller number two total time since new.
Prop #2 TTOHPropeller number two total time remaining to overhaul.
Prop #2 OH DatePropeller number two overhaul due date.
APU MakeAuxiliary power unit manufacturer.
APU TTSNAPU total time since new.
APU TTOHAPU total remaining to overhaul.
LandingsAircraft landings.
MTX ConditionMaintenance condition.
Warranty Exp.Manufacturer warranty expiry year.
MTX TrackingMaintenance tracking software.
Annual DueAnnual maintenance inspection due.
C-Check DueMaintenance C-check due year.
Airframe ProgramAirframe maintenance program.
Engine ProgramEngine maintenance program.
Avionics ProgramAvionics maintenance program.
Exterior ColorExterior primary paint color.
Exterior DetailExterior detail paint color.
Exterior YearExterior year painted.
Interior ColorInterior primary color.
Interior FinishInterior material finish.
Interior YearInterior year completed.
Max Gross WeightMaximum gross / take-off weight.
Empty Weight (lbs)Basic empty weight of the aircraft including necessary fluids and oils for regular operations, excluding fuel luggage and passengers.
Useful Load (lbs)The weight differential between max gross and empty weight indicating the maximum amount of either fuel, luggage and passengers during regular operations.
Key TermDefinition
Aviation Regulators
FAAFederal Aviation Administration – The national aviation regulator of the United States of America.
EASAEuropean Aviation Safety Agency – The aviation regulator of the European Union and several non-European countries.
CAACivil Aviation Authority – The national aviation regulator of the United Kingdom.
CASACivil Aviation Safety Authority – The national aviation regulator of Australia.
TCCATransport Canada Civil Aviation – The national aviation regulator of Canada.
ANACNational Civil Aviation Agency – The national aviation regulator of Brazil.
General Features
ADs /SBs CompliedAirworthiness Directive – legally enforceable regulations issued by the relevant aviation regulator (i.e. FAA in the USA) to address an unsafe condition or characteristic of an aircraft product or component. Service Bulletin – a notice issued by the manufacturer of an aircraft, engine or component to communicate recommended modifications or maintenance items to be performed to an aircraft. SB’s can be mandatory or voluntary.
Complete LogsLogs refer to the logbook history of an aircraft including all maintenance performed, component times and installation dates.
Always HangaredHangared describes the indoor storage of an aircraft throughout its life.
No Accident HistoryNo Accident History – at no point in the aircrafts life has it been involved in any form of accident or experienced repairable damage to the fuselage.
RVSM CompliantReduced Vertical Separation Minimum – for aircraft (typically business jets and airliners) operating above FL290 reducing the minimum vertical separation between two aircraft from 2,000ft to 1,000ft. This increases airspace capacity and allows aircraft to operate more optimum flight profiles, thus reducing fuel burn.
EASA CompliantAn aircraft which meets the minimum safety standards to operate within EASA regulated airspace, being Europe and select non-European countries.
Part 135 CompliantPart 135 outlines the requirements for Air Carrier and Operators which among other things, requires an aircraft to undergo additional maintenance requirements.
Dual ControlsThe inclusion of both pilot and co-pilot flight controls, the latter of which may be removable or fixed.
Yaw DamperA device that is attached to the rudder of an aircraft that is designed to reduce the yaw and roll effects (aka Dutch Roll) of an aircraft during flight.
AutopilotAutomatic pilot system that alleviates the need for a pilot to be hands on during flight. An autopilot may be single axis, two axis, three or four axis controlling respectively more axis of flight. Single axis autopilot controls only the roll axis of an aircraft. Two axis autopilot controls both pitch and roll axis and may be coupled to navigation systems. An autopilot system may also be referred to as an AFCS (Automatic Flight Control System) or DFCS (Digital Flight Control System) or DFGS (Digital Flight Guidance System.
3-Axis AutopilotThree axis autopilot also controls the pitch, roll and yaw axis of an aircraft.
4-Axis AutopilotFour axis autopilot is limited to helicopters as they are able to control, pitch, roll, yaw and vertical axis of flight.
ForceTrimForceTrim is a feature linked to an autopilot allowing the pilot to intervene with flight controls setting an attitude or course without disengaging the autopilot.
SASStability augmentation system can be applied to one or more flight controls to dampen buffeting or roll regardless of attitude or flight path.
FADECFull authority engine control controls elements of the aircraft engine performance powered by the EEC (Electronic Engine Control) or ECU (Engine Control Unit).
Dual FADECand aircraft with primary and redundant FADEC system.
Dual HydraulicsHydraulic assisted flight controls, alleviating the pressure required to move flight surfaces in flight. A dual hydraulic system contains a redundancy in the event the primary system fails rendering it too difficult to control flight surfaces.
Increased GWIncreased allowable gross weight certification of an aircraft can be achieved through various mechanisms generally relating to the installation of more robust landing gear, more efficient aerodynamic surfaces and / or increased power output of the aircraft engines.
Avionics (Digital)
Dual FMSFlight Management System is designed to reduce pilot workload by automating many in-flight tasks such as navigation, communication and engine monitoring. All modern airliners, business jets and heavy helicopters utilise electronic FMS and, in some cases, there are two FMS for redundancy and two crew operations.
Triple FMSThree FMS for redundancy and two crew operations.
PFD/MFDPrimary Flight Display and Multi-Function Display are common place in modern aircraft allowing the flight crew to manage many systems and tasks via a centralised avionics suite including GPS, navigation and communications.
Dual PFD/MFDTwo or more PFD/MFD may be found in a modern cockpit.
DatalinkDatalink typically consists of AFIS (Aerodrome Flight Information Service)/ACARS (Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System) which includes Text Messages, ATIS/TWIP, Flight Planning, D-ATIS (Digital ATIS), Flight Plan Winds Update, Graphical and Textural Weather, OOOI (Out, Off, On, In) Reports, Pre-Departure Clearance & Oceanic Clearance. The newest service available through Datalink using the ACARS communications medium is FANS 1/A or CNS/ATM. Other services available through Datalink are EFB Messaging, Flight Following and connection to flight support services.
Weather RadarAircraft weather radar display the intensity and location of weather relative to the aircraft flight path. Traditional technology uses doppler radars in the nose cone of the aircraft, although new technologies are emerging that utilise data provided to the aircraft via various datalink technologies.
StormscopeAn aircraft system tracking real time lightning strikes relative to the aircraft position and flight path. Latest versions also identify the risk of other associated weather risks such as turbulence and wind shear.
TASTraffic advisory system allowing pilots to monitor local aircraft traffic, their altitude direction and speed of travel within a given range.
TCASTraffic collision avoidance system designed to reduce mid-air collisions between aircraft. The system tracks aircraft that are equipped with ADS-B equipment. TCAS I is mandated for aircraft operating under Part 135 with 10+ passengers.
TCAS IITCAS II provides pilots with a three-step avoidance process, TA (Traffic Advisory), RA (Resolution Advisory) and CC (Clear of Conflict). Aircraft operating under Part 135 with 30+ passengers are mandated to operate with TCAS II.
TCAS II – 7TCAS II – 7 is able to calculate and direct a reversal of the resolution advisory if the other aircraft does not comply with the RA instructions.
TAWSTerrain awareness and warning system is an onboard system that is designed to reduce incidents of controlled flight into terrain. TAWS is the generic term for GPWS and EGPWS systems.
GPWSGround proximity warning system is an onboard system alerting pilots to imminent danger related to terrain or other obstacles.
EGPWSEnhanced ground proximity warning system has several enhancements to the GPWS, including the terrain clearance floor which provides GPWS notifications in the landing configuration.
AHRSAttitude heading and reference system is a digital measurement and display of an aircraft attitude, rate of turn, slip and skip.
GPSGlobal positioning system uses satellite technology to provide an aircraft’s position during flight.
Dual GPSThe installation of two GPS systems.
Flight DirectorA flight director is avionic tool that overlays the aircrafts altitude with an indicator demonstrating to the pilot the required attitude and angle of turn to maintain the planned trajectory.
Synthetic Vision/HUDSynthetic vision projects 3D terrain and obstacle improving pilot situational awareness. Heads up display projects flight data information on a transparent display in front of a pilot so they can maintain their view outside the cockpit.
Avionics (Analog)
ADFAutomatic directional finder identifies the signal relating to a non-directional beacon being used as a navigational aid for the pilot.
VORVHF omnidirectional is a short-range radio navigational aid that also provides directional information unlike the NDB.
DMEDistance measuring equipment combining the transponder position relative to VHF / UHF radio signals.
ILSInstrument landing system allowing pilots to make approaches to a runway even where there is no visual reference.
HSIHorizontal situation indicator combines a heading indicator with a VOR / ILS to reduce pilot workload.
RMIRadio magnetic indicator is formed by combines a compass to display the aircraft ‘magnetic heading’ to avoid the need of making a manual calculation.
Gyro – HorizonOtherwise known as an artificial horizon or an attitude indicator, the gyro horizon demonstrates to the pilot the aircraft attitude relative to earths horizon.
Gyro – DirectionalOtherwise known as a heading indicator or directional indicator informs the pilot of an aircraft’s heading.
Turn & BankThe turn and bank indicator and the turn coordinator show the angle of bank during a turn as well as the aircraft balance showing slip or skid in a turn.
Radio AltimeterMeasures the distance below the antenna and the ground as a distinct difference to the barometric pressure altimeter which measures the distance above the defined point of sea level. Reduces the risk of CFIT as it provides warning of ground proximity.
Radar AltimeterMeasures the distance below the antenna and the ground as a distinct difference to the barometric pressure altimeter which measures the distance above the defined point of sea level. Reduces the risk of CFIT as it provides warning of ground proximity.
Digital AltimeterMeasures the distance below the antenna and the ground as a distinct difference to the barometric pressure altimeter which measures the distance above the defined point of sea level. Reduces the risk of CFIT as it provides warning of ground proximity.
TAS IndicatorTrue airspeed indicator, as opposed to indicated airspeed and ground speed.
Wind IndicatorOn-board wind direction and strength indicator.
Fuel Flow GaugeOn-board computer indicating fuel flow, totalisation and endurance. Most common example produced by Shadin Avionics.
Enhanced VisionAdvanced avionics providing pilots with enhanced situational awareness by providing vision in limited visibility conditions. It does this via installed infrared sensors on the aircraft.
Co-Pilot InstrumentsComplete second set of required avionics on the rights side of the cockpit (co-pilot side).
NVG CockpitCockpit configured to be compatible with night vision goggles, common in EMS, air ambulance helicopters.
FDR/CVRThe flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorders are commonplace in commercial and passenger transport aircraft ad increasingly in smaller private aircraft.
Avionics (Comms)
VHFVery High Frequency radio transceiver, common platform to two-way communications with other aircraft and air traffic control.
Dual VHFTwo installed VHF radios.
NAV/COMNavigation and Communication VHF transceivers.
Dual NAV/COMTwo installed VHF NAV/COMM’s
UHFUltra-High Frequency radio, typical used for two-way communications with ground transport in close proximity.
HFHigh Frequency radio, typically used for long-range two-way communications in remote locations, or where there are large natural formations blocking short wave transmissions.
VHF MarineVHF radio with frequencies ranging from 156 to 174 MHz, typically used in two-way communications with maritime transport.
VHF FMVHF radio typically used in two-way communications with military or emergency services ground transport.
Satellite PhoneMobile phone device that transmits and receives via various satellite telecom providers such as Iridium.
IntercomIn-flight communications between crew and passengers over either a voice activated or push to talk system.
Mobile / GSM PhoneMobile phone functionality for inflight use, generally by direct input or Bluetooth connectivity.
TransponderA transmitting device that sends a “squawk code” to ATC to allow them to identify an aircraft on their radar based on the unit code requested.
Mode-S TransponderMode ‘Select’ transponder, requires for ADS-B compliance, helps aid collision avoidance with real time radar location and altitude reference.
Mode-C TransponderA Mode A transponder with altitude encoder providing ATC operators an altitude reference based on the pressure altitude of the aircraft.
ADS-BThe Automated Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast, satellite-based technology that allows an aircraft position to be broadcast without being interrogated from a ground station. The position can be received by ATC and other aircraft to improve traffic avoidance.
ADS-B InADS-B aircraft position signal received allowing for improved accident avoidance.
ADS-B OutADS-B aircraft position signal transmitted out to other aircraft and ATC.
Satellite TrackingAircraft position tracking system, periodically transmitting location.
ELTEmergency Locater Transmitter triggered either manually or automatically in the event of an accident or other emergency.
SATCOMSatellite communication synconizing your flight operations including dynamic route planning and in-flight weather.
SELCALSelective calling radio that signals the aircraft that a ground calling station would like to make contact. SelCal allows the aircraft to be notified that the station would like to make contact even if the radio has been muted, to reduce the need for crew to continually monitor that station.
Cabin
Air ConditioningOn-board air-conditioning unit.
Cabin HeatCabin heating system, typically driven from directing air heated by the exhaust shroud.
SoundproofingThe aircraft fuselage has additional soundproofing in the interior, quieter travel experience.
HeadsetsAircraft offered with the inclusion of headset other than Bose brand.
BOSE HeadsetsAircraft offered with BOSE active noise cancelling headset.
Shoulder HarnessAircraft crew and cabin seats fitted with 3, 4 or 5-point harness.
Inflatable SeatbeltSeat belts fitted with airbags.
Fire ExtinguisherOn-board fire extinguisher.
Life VestsOn-board life crew and passenger life vests.
First Aid KitOn-board first aid kit.
Tinted WindowsCabin windows solar window tints.
12v PowerPower outlets in cockpit and cabin for charging electronic devices.
AC PowerAlternating current power outlets for powering larger electronic devices.
DC PowerDirect current power supply from aircraft batter for charging specialist electronic devices.
CD/DVDCD/DVD input for entertainment system.
AUX Stereo InputAuxiliary stereo sound input from music device.
Entertainment SystemMusic and video entertainment system including screens and speakers.
Wi-Fi / BroadbandOn-board internet either direct or via Wi-Fi.
OxygenOn-board oxygen system.
Additional Equip
FIKICertified for flight into known icing conditions.
De-Ice EquipmentDe-ice equipment on flight control surfaces.
Heated WindshieldHeated windshield for de-icing and de-frosting.
Pitot HeatHeated pitot tube for icing conditions.
Engine Pre-HeatHeating for the engine prior to start.
Extended Range TanksAuxiliary or additional fuel capacity for long-range operations.
Cargo PodAdditional cargo / baggage storage in wing lockers, underbelly or skid mounted pods for helicopters
Baggage ExtenderExtended baggage compartment for sporting equipment.
Sun VisorsCockpit sun visors commonly produced by Rosen.
Windshield WipersCockpit windshield wipers.
Ground Handling EquipTow bars, skid wheels, tie-downs etc.
Electric Dolly / TUGEither remote or direct control dolly or TUG to manoeuvre aircraft on the ground.
Dual BatteriesTwo battery system to providing back-up power for avionics or slow starts.
NiCad BatteryNickel-Cadmium batteries, providing long life and high performance particularly in cold conditions.
Overhead LightOverhead cockpit light for flight planning at night.
Spray ComputerTracking computer typically used in agriculture for spraying fields.
SAR ComputerSearch and Rescue tracking computer for systematic search criteria.
Engine HobbsEngine hour meter.
Collective HobbsCollective hour meter for helicopters.
Helicopter Equip
RotorbrakeBrake to slow the rotation of wings in shutdown and hold them in position when stationary.
Bubble WindowsWedge or bubble windows for improved helicopter visibility in flight.
Sliding Pax DoorSliding as opposed to hinged passenger door for improve ingress and egress.
Barrier FilterInlet barrier filter capturing dust and snow in front of the compressor air intake.
Particle SeparatorA sand and dust filter utilising a series of mini turbines that spin the air ahead of the intake separating the foreign particles in the air.
Wire Strike KitWire cutter above and below the nose of the aircraft designed to cut though power or phone lines in the event of a strike.
Cargo HookBelly mounted hook for lifting external loads.
Hook ProvisionsThe provisions for but without the fixed equipment required for a cargo hook
Cargo MirrorA floor mounted mirror visible form the cockpit to view the connection of a load to the hook.
Vertical Ref WindowOversized bubble window for the pilot and crew of a helicopter to view the aircraft position relative to a load.
Hook Load MeterA device fitted to the cargo hook to give approximate weight of the load.
Longline KitThe long-line lifting kit for sling loads.
Bambi BucketWater bombing bucket for fire services.
Bear PawsBroad pads fitted to the skids for landing in soft surfaces such as snow.
Maintenance StepSteps fitted to the fuselage of the aircraft for pre-flight and maintenance inspections.
Flight StepA horizontal step fitted to high-skid gear to aid the ingress and egress of the helicopter.
Helicopter Equip
HoistExternally mounting winch utilised in EMS services to retrieve patients from water or steep slopes.
Emergency FloatsPop-out floats mounted to the skids or fuselage for emergency water landings.
Hoist ProvisionsThe fixed provisions to mount a hoist.
Float ProvisionsThe fixed provisions to mount emergency floats.
External Life RaftExternally mounted life raft typically installed on offshore oil & gas commuter helicopters.
Internal Life RaftInternally mounted life raft typically installed on offshore oil & gas commuter helicopters.
Jettisonable DoorsCabin doors that can mechanically eject for emergency egress, typically installed on offshore oil & gas commuter helicopters.
Pop-out WindowsCabin windows that can mechanically eject for emergency egress, typically installed on offshore oil & gas commuter helicopters.
Cabin PA SystemIn-flight passenger address system for communicating with passengers.
HEELHelicopter Emergency Egress Lighting system.
HISLHigh intensity strobe light for improved visibility and identification of helicopters in low visibility conditions.
HUMSHealth and usage monitoring system typically backed to base performance monitoring of an aircraft for early identification and resolution of maintenance requirements.
SearchlightStatic or swivelling searchlight typically used in EMS and law enforcement operations.
EMS KitCabin fitted with emergency medical equipment, centred around a patient stretcher system.
Litter KitCabin deployable or skid mounted litter for the retrieval of patients or transporting equipment externally.
Business Jet Equip
LavatoryOnboard toilet facility.
Belted LavatoryOnboard, belted toilet facility.
Vanity CabinetSink and cabinetry facilities in enclosed lavatory room.
Hot / Cold GalleyA kitchen area with facilities for hot/ cold meal and beverage preparation.
2 Place DivanTwo-placed side facing passenger seats.
3 Place DivanThree-placed side facing passenger seats.
BedroomA room with a bed, intended primarily for sleeping.
ShowerAn enclosure with running water to bathe in.
Crew RestA separated compartment in the aircraft for flight and cabin crew to rest during long haul operations.
Thrust ReverserThe temporary diversion of an aircraft engine’s thrust so that it is directed forward, in order to slow the aircraft on landing for short field operations.
AirstairBuilt-in or movable set of stairs used to allow passengers to enter and exit aircraft.
Pressurized LuggageLuggage compartment situated within the pressurized cabin area in order to maintain the same atmospheric pressure as the rest of the cabin.
Single Point FuelTypically over wing or pressurized refuelling capable of filling all fuel tanks from a single point on the fuselage.
Wing-TipsThe outer edge of an airplane wing designed to reduce drag which improves fuel efficiency and range.
Vortex GeneratorsAn aerodynamic device, typically a small vane attached to lifting surfaces, improving airflow over the wing and subsequent lift.
Fixed Wing Equip
FIKICertified for flight into known icing conditions.
Hot PropDe-ice equipped propeller.
STOL KitEquipment mounted to lifting surfaces to improves the aircrafts short take-off and landing capabilities.
Float KitAircraft offered with amphibious or straight floats equipment.
Ski KitAircraft offered with the equipment required to land on snow or ice surfaces.
Bush wheel KitAircraft offered with equipment required to land on rough or rugged terrain.
Cargo DoorOversized door in the aircraft fuselage for the ingress and egress of cargo.
Speed BrakesThe flap on an aircraft wing intended to decrease speed in flight to prepare for landing.
Oil Pre-HeatA device that heats engine oil prior to start, typically used in cold climates.
Wing-TipsThe outer edge of an airplane wing designed to reduce drag which improves fuel efficiency and range.
Vortex GeneratorsAn aerodynamic device, typically a small vane attached to lifting surfaces, improving airflow over the wing and subsequent lift.
Float / Amphib Equip
Freshwater OnlyFloat planes operated solely in freshwater
Wheel Gear KitAircraft offered with wheel gear.
Ski KitAircraft offered with the equipment required to land on snow or ice surfaces.
Bush wheel KitAircraft offered with equipment required to land on rough or rugged terrain.
Depth SounderInstrument used to measure the depth beneath the water’s surface.
Float StorageStorage compartment in the floats.
AnchorA heavy object attached to a chain or rope intended to secure a vessel to a body of water’s bottom.
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