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Airport Glossary of Terms

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Airport Fire and Rescue Services provided by Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn. Bhd. (SATS)




Actual Time of Arrival of an aircraft at Senai International Airport




Actual Time of Departure of an aircraft from Senai International Airport.




Air Traffic Control, service provided by the Department of Civil Aviation to promote safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic at Senai Airport.


Aviation Security organization provided by Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn. Bhd. (SATS)

  DCA : Department of Civil Aviation, under the Ministry of Transport Malaysia. A regulatory body responsible to provide efficient and safe air transportation. The DCA manages air space and services of air traffic control, as well as supervises that the civil aviation legislation is complied to.  
  FOD : Foreign Object Damage. Damage done to an aircraft due to collision with small foreign objects.  
: International Air Transport Association. A global association of more than 250 airlines headquarted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  
  ICAO :

International Civil Aviation Organisation, a UN agency for international civil aviation.

  NOTAM : Notice to Airmen. A publication distributed through the aeronautical information system detailing changes to published information.  
  Aerodrome : A defined area intended to be used for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft.  
  Aircraft Stand : A designated part of an apron intended to park an aircraft.  
  Airside : The area after security check, where only passengers and staff are allowed. (Source:  
  Apron :

A defined area intended to accommodate aircraft for the purpose of unloading or loading passengers, cargo, mail, parking or maintenance.

  Bird Strike : A collision between an aircraft and bird.  
  Clearway : A defined area on the ground over which an aircraft may take a portion of its initial climb up to a specified height.  
  JHB : IATA code for Senai Airport.  
  Landside : The area of an airport where everybody is allowed. (Source:  
  Marshaller : A person, who guides aircraft to their stands. (Source:  
  Movement Area :

That part of an aerodrome to be used for take-off, landing and taxiing of aircraft, consisting of the manoeuvring area and aprons.

  Pax : Passenger  
  Runway : A defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing and take-off of aircraft.  
  Stopway : A defined rectangular area on the ground at the end of the take-off run available prepared as a suitable area in which an aircraft can be stopped in the case of an abandoned take-off.  
  Taxiway : A defined path established for the taxiing between one part of the aerodrome and another.  
  Threshold : The beginning of that portion of a runway usable for landing.  
  Touchdown Zone : That portion of a runway, beyond the threshold, where it is intended landing aeroplanes first contact the runway.  
  Turnaround : The time from an aircraft lands until it takes off again, not including during overnight parking.  
  WMKJ : ICAO code for Senai Airport.  
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