flight profile


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flight profile

[′flīt ‚prō‚fīl]
(aerospace engineering)
A graphic portrayal or plot of the flight path of an aeronautical vehicle in the vertical plane.

flight profile

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A graphic representation of the flight path of an aircraft in the vertical plane, giving altitude, speed, range, and maneuver of the aircraft as observed from the side.
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Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer is a unique decision support tool developed for a pilot's electronic flight bag (EFB) that's designed to continuously evaluate numerous flight data metrics thus optimizing flight paths for maximum efficiency.
The second appendix contains twelve pages of National Transportation Safety Board information which examines American Airlines Flight 77 flight profile using information gleaned from the digital flight recorder recovered from debris within the Pentagon.
Speaking to Jane's during September's Aviation and Environment Summit in Geneva, he said: 'We've done work to look at the optimum flight profile of aircraft.
A statement said: "The flight profile was examined by an investigator and no anomalies have been identified.
58-caliber slug tipped with a spiral nose cut Power Port Tip for an enhanced flight profile.
In order to make comparison of fuel consumption and elapsed flight time we establish comparison on short-haul flight profile (EUROCONTROL 2007) published document for the use of different cost-benefit analysis, in which average air route with distance of826 km (445 Nm) for IFR (Instrumental Flight Rules) type of flights is recommended.
GE Aviation's software package also contains the performance suite Pacelab Mission/SCAP, which supports the assessment of airframe and engine performance, flight profile optimization and the calculation of runway-specific regulated take-off and landing weights, and the aircraft cabin configurator Pacelab Cabin.
When I'm asked to make a recommendation on broadheads, I used to break the question into two categories and ask whether the the user prefer a tougher head or one with a better flight profile.
Timing fuel combustion to the desired flight profile makes it possible to sustain the kinetic energy and penetrating power of tank rounds at extended ranges in direct-fire applications.
Radar detection of the missile is extremely difficult because of the small radar cross-section and low-altitude flight profile.
Because of his frequent flight profile, airlines would normally consider as low-risk the 29-year-old University of Texas graduate with an economics degree.