on-station time

on-station time

The time an aircraft can remain on station. May be determined by endurance or orders.
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He then contacted the airborne assets to tell them of the situation and to determine their on-station time.
Conducting twelve successful RAS evolutions, fuel was made available to several Navy and Coast Guard vessels in support of JIATF-S Counter-Narcoterrorism operations and maximized their on-station time.
2-meter long Scan Eagle, a product from Boeing and the Insitu Group, has a three-metre wingspan and can remain on station for more than 15 hours, with a 30-hour on-station time planned for future versions.
Aerial refueling can be done during the day and night, greatly increasing the range and on-station time for Marine assets.
During a time when the Navy's force structure is stretched increasingly thin by operational requirements around the globe, it is expected to produce significant increases in forward-presence and on-station time.
The JLENS system not only provides the long range capability to track cruise missiles, but JLENS is also cost effective because of its long on-station time," said Col.
The area was so large that going around it probably would have cut short our on-station time by about one and a half hours, so I proceeded and let the radar do its magic.
Then, after another aerial refueling, we were to check in with a joint terminal air controller (JTAC) for the remainder of our on-station time.
Being situated close to the battlefield significantly reduces response time and increases on-station time since the Harrier does not have to use precious fuel to travel greater distances to the objective area.
I did not restart the loitered engine because we already were stretching to make the on-station time, and the caution light appeared to be insignificant.
For example, once it was clear that the passengers had been safely evacuated to lifeboats and multiple vessels from Hartley Bay were on scene assisting with transport, it was decided that the Cormorant and Buffalo could take on additional fuel for longer on-station times and the Buffalo could load flares to provide much-needed illumination.