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Oxford Business English. English for Aviation Vocabulary Unit 3. acknowledge. To admit or accept that something exists, is true or real To let someone know that you have received something they sent you. Apron (n). A paved area of an airport where aircraft

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oxford business english

Oxford Business English

English for Aviation

Vocabulary Unit 3

acknowledge
acknowledge

To admit or accept that something exists, is true or real

To let someone know that you have received something they sent you

apron n
Apron (n)
  • A paved area of an airport where aircraft

stand when not flying e.g. for refueling, loading cargo, maintenance etc.

If the airplane isn’t at the

departure gate, it must

still be on the apron.

caution
caution

To tell someone about a danger or a problem they need to know about to avoid

Warning that you should be careful

compact ed
Compact(ed)

To make something smaller or firmer by pressing it

condition
condition

Physical state of something

confirm
confirm

To prove that something is true

To tell someone that something will definitely happen the way that has been arranged

crest
crest

The top of something

Design used as the symbol of a town, institution, etc.

deal with
Deal with

(phrase) to take action to do something, especially to solve a problem

factor
factor

One of the things that influence whether an event happens or the way it happens

false alarm
False alarm

Situation in which you think that something bad is going to happen but it does not

flash flooding
Flash flooding

A sudden unexpected flood

gravel
gravel

Small pieces of stone used for making paths and roads

green light
Green light

To give official approval for something to be done

Signal that gives traffic permission to move forward

holding position
Holding position

A specified location on the airfield,

close to the active runway and identified by visual means, at which the position of a taxiing aircraft is maintained in accordance with air traffic control instructions

immediate
immediate

Happening or done now without any delay

impatient
impatient

Annoyed because something is not happening as quickly as you want or the way you want

maintenance
maintenance

Work that is done to keep something repaired and in good condition

malfunction
malfunction

Failure to work or operate correctly

moist
moist

Slightly wet

monsoon
monsoon

Period of heavy rain in India and Southeast Asia

rotation
rotation

Movement in a circle around a fixed central point

Process of replacing one thing with another from the same group in a fixed order

rubber
rubber

Strong substance that can bend easily and is used for making things like tires and boots

runway incursion
Runway incursion

Situation where an unauthorized aircraft, vehicle or person is on a runway area where it does not belong

scatter ed
Scatter(ed)

Spread over a large area

To throw or drop things so that they

spread over an area

slide26
skid

Part of the bottom of an aircraft that helps it to land e.g. tail skid, used to protect the rear fuselage from damage in the event of a tail scrape during take off or landing

To slide across the ground in an uncontrollable way

slight
slight

Small in size, amount or degree

spillage
spillage

Amount of something that has been spilled (accidentally flow out of a container)

stationary
stationary

Not moving

surge
surge

A sudden increase in power or force of power, electricity

threshold n
Threshold (n)

The entrance to a runway.

The airplane should

enter the runway at the

threshold.

under control
Under control

(phrase) to have authority, power, influence over something

To hold in restraint

unresponsive
unresponsive

Not reacting to stimulation

widespread
widespread

Happening or existing in many places or affecting many people