turnaround cycle


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turnaround cycle

[′tərn·ə‚rau̇nd ‚sī·kəl]
(engineering)
A term used in conjunction with vehicles, ships, and aircraft, and comprising the following: loading time at home, time to and from destination, unloading and loading time at destination, unloading time at home, planned maintenance time, and, where applicable, time awaiting facilities.
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As a result, turnaround cycles between deployments can be compressed, and VFCs 12 and 13 train the air wings prior to deployment primarily with the high-intensity SFARP.
To meet challenges for both shorter turnaround cycles and higher product quality, most mold-makers will have to upgrade their existing moldmaking process.