point of no return

(redirected from Equitime)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

point of no return

[′pȯint əv ¦nō ri′tərn]
(navigation)
A point along an aircraft track beyond which the aircraft's fuel supply will not permit it to return to its own or some other associated base but must continue in attempt to reach its destination.

point of no return (PNR)

point of no return (PNR)click for a larger image
The farthest point along a track to which an aircraft can fly and still return to the base with adequate fuel reserves. PNR invariably lies beyond the critical point unless the minimum reserve of fuel is carried. While there are many formulas for calculating PNR, the illustration indicates one in the simplest case, when an aircraft is flying from A to B in a straight line. See also critical point.
References in periodicals archive ?
Equitime is based in Isere, France and has a 38-strong team.
With nine major airlines becoming Class A shareholders in Equitime by contributing $5 million each in start-up capital--and smaller subgroups contributing proportionally--Equitime projects gross written premium of about $450 million, which would immediately cover its full $300 million retention.
airline practice, told the press recently that Equitime's premium rates could be about 65 cents per boarding passenger, depending on various factors.
Equitime would be capitalized through a private placement of stock with prospective members, which might include most major airline members of the ATA and about 50 members of the Regional Airline Association, also based in Washington, D.C.
are working on a risk-retention group tentatively called Equitime, which would offer as much as $1.5 billion in combined limits for passenger and third-party war-risk liability.