The ‘departure time’ (STD-Scheduled Time of Departure) is the time the aircraft ‘begins to move.’ An aircraft cannot move immediately after passengers have boarded. Only after all the following preparations for departure have been completed, and air traffic control has given clearance, the aircraft can finally start moving. Therefore, if passengers arrive at the boarding gate early, the aircraft can depart on time.
The following preparations must be made after passengers have boarded the aircraft.
In addition, final check of emergency evacuation devices (Door Mode) must be made.
An Award Ceremony took place on February,19 2013, where we received a trophy from Mr. Jeff Kennedy, CEO of FlightStats Corp.
Encouraged by this award, we will continue to endeavor to maintain quality of on-time operations.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Jeff Kennedy, CEO
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