push-back

push-back

An expression used to indicate the rearward movement of an aircraft under tow on the surface of an airport. ATC (air traffic control) may not be in a position to see all obstructions that an aircraft may encounter during push-back, and so the ATC response to pilots who request push-back will be “Push back at your discretion.” Pilots will be given as much traffic information as possible.
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Director of Indore airport, Manoj Chansoria said, "IndiGo is the first one to own a push-back van (or tow tractor) at Indore and therefore it became the first to use the facility after state-carrier Air India, which has already been availing the facility for its passengers.
Push-back van permits to tow the aircraft to the aerobridge and to tow it away to the runway before taxing.
Chansoria said that Jet Airways is also in talks for getting the push-back van.
American Public Pushes back against AIPAC Senators seeking Iran Conflict A congressional drive for new sanctions on Iran, backed by the lobbying muscle of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, is meeting growing push-back from a public that does not want another war.
Member states cannot, shall not and should not carry out any push-back,a he said.
Asked how laws against push-backs were consistent with the fact that several member states had erected walls or fences at their borders, Cercone conceded that EU countries were free to decide their own border protection measures.
Productivity improvement features of the new agreement include: -- Aircraft parking and push-back tasks may be performed by non- mechanic, IAM-represented personnel.