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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These all-time highs resulted in the record load factor because passenger travel grew faster than system capacity.
6% less capacity, resulting in a domestic load factor of 88.
8 per cent increase in capacity, leading to a stable load factor of 75.
The overall passenger load factor -- a measure of how well an airline fills its seats -- rose 1.
Accordingly, the international passenger load factor for the month increased 1.
The airlines in the Lufthansa Group continued their targeted capacity management and further increased the load factor of their aircraft compared with February of last year.
Continental's domestic mainline load factor for July was down 1.
Swiss International maintained its systemwide seat load factor at a high 76.
Lufthansa German Airlines and Germanwings were the main contributor to the improved load factor in passenger traffic in October.
4% compared to December 2008 with a load factor of 54.
Swiss International for the month of September 2007, Swiss posted a systemwide seat load factor of 81.
The flight delays and cancellations observed in recent months are discouraging passengers, many of whom have already made alternative travel plans, with a possible impact on projections for aircraft load factors.