Ground Movements and Operations

Ground Movements and Operations

Name

Meaning

Audio

Approach

To move nearer in place or time to something.

Backtrack

To taxi on a runway-in-use, in the opposite direction to the aircraft’s take-off or landing direction.

Check engine

To examine engine in order to find out if it is correct.

Exit

The act of going out of a place.

Expedite / speed up

To speed up the progress of.

Hold position

To keep an aircraft in a particular position on the ground or in the air while waiting for further clearance from air traffic control.

Line up

To move aircraft into position ready for departure.

Push-back

The process of pushing a plane out from its parked position using a special vehicle.

Refuel

To fill with fuel again.

Report

To write or tell information in an official manner.

Slow down

To decelerate the aircraft.

Swtich on

To provide power to a system by using a switch.

Taxi

To move an aircraft along the ground under its own power before take-off or after landing.

Tow

To pull an aircraft vehicle using a bar, rope, etc. attached to another aircraft.

Vacate

To leave a runway or a parking stand.