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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Following an abbreviated turnaround cycle, Constellation prepared for her final deployment and the opportunity to fight in the global war on terrorism.
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Due to continuous process improvements in production and technical operations, the company productively extended its turnaround cycle beyond the customary 12 months period.
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