Glossary of Terms
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Lading. The placing of cargo, mail, baggage or stores on board an aircraft to be carried on a flight.
Unlading. The removal of cargo, mail, baggage or stores from an aircraft after a landing.
“landing area” means that part of the movement area intended for the landing or take-off of
Landing direction indicator
Landing direction indicator. A device to indicate visually the direction currently designated for landing and for take-off.
Landing gear extended speed
“Landing gear extended speed’ means the maximum speed at which an aircraft can be safely flown with the landing gear extended.
Landing gear operating speed
‘Landing gear operating speed’ means the maximum speed at which the landing gear can be safely extended or retracted.
‘Large aeroplane’ means an aeroplane of more than 5700 kg (12,500 pounds) maximum certificated take-off weight. The category ‘Large Aeroplane’ does not include the commuter aeroplane category.
Landing distance available (LDA). The length of runway which is declared available and suitable for the ground run of an
LDIN: Lead-in lighting
Landing decision point (LDP) means the point used in determining landing performance from which, an engine failure having been recognised at this point, the landing may be safely continued or a balked landing initiated.