load factor


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load factor

n
1. (Electrical Engineering) the ratio of the average electric load to the peak load over a period of time
2. (Aeronautics) aeronautics
a. the ratio of a given external load to the weight of an aircraft
b. the actual payload carried by an aircraft as a percentage of its maximum payload

load′ fac`tor


n.
the percentage of available seats, space, or carrying weight paid for and used by passengers, shippers, etc.
[1890–95]
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Noun1.load factor - (aeronautics) the ratio of an external load to the weight of the aircraft (measured in g)
aeronautics, astronautics - the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
ratio - the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
Translations
taux de charge
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The Central and Eastern Europe-focused operator's load factor improved to 95.6% in July from 95.4% in the corresponding month of 2018.
E- Total number of passengers carried went up by 1% reaching 5.5 million passengers, and the load factor went up to 80.2%.
It was only the third time in two years that load factor fell on a year-to-year basis.
Total load factor improved by 2 points during the month, compared to the same period of 2017, while international load factor increased by 3 points to 81 per cent, domestic load factor reached 84 per cent.
The total number of passengers carried went up by 4 percent reaching 6.1 million passengers, and the load factor stood at 78.6 percent in May.
Its rolling 12-month total shows a 5.9% rise in passenger numbers to 67.1m and a 1.1% jump in load factor to 91.2%.
For the month of December 2014, Air Canada reported a near record system load factor of 82.6 per cent, its second highest system load factor ever on a system-wide capacity increase of 8.5 per cent, versus a load factor of 82.7 per cent in December 2013.
International load factor increased 0.5 points to 87.1% , as capacity and traffic were 1.9 and 1.4% lower year-over-year respectively.
Alaska Airlines' load factor rose by 0.8 percentage points in October 2011 while Horizon Air reported a load factor increase of 2.9 percentage points compared to the same month of the previous year.
Consolidated and mainline load factors each will rise 4-5 points to 79 percent-80 percent and 80 percent-81 percent respectively.
An indicator of how well you are managing peak demand is the Load Factor."