your time at the KLIA2 Airport, you may hear some aviation words or terms that
you are not very familiar with. Listed below are definitions to words
you may hear at the Airport.
Air Traffic Controller - This person works in the control tower
and talks to pilots by radio. An Air Traffic Controller tells the pilots
when and where they can land their planes at the airport.
Baggage Cart - This is the cart that carries your luggage to and
from the planes while they are on the ground.
Belly - This is the area located in the bottom of the plane where
your luggage is stored.
Cargo - Any type of goods that a plane is carrying, including
suitcases, golf bags and boxes.
Cockpit - Area located at the front of the plane where the Pilot
and Co-Pilot sit. All of the instruments and controls needed to fly the
plane and talk to the control tower are also located in this area.
Controls - Dials, knobs and switches that the Pilot and Co-Pilot
use to fly the plane. They can use controls for raising and lowering the
landing gear, and to takeoff and land the plane.
Control Tower - This is the building where Air Traffic
Controllers work. From here, the Air Traffic Controller talks to pilots
who are on the ground and those who are in the air.
Conveyor Belt - A machine with a moving surface that is used by
Airport personnel to move luggage from one place to another.
Co-Pilot - Person who sits in the cockpit with the Pilot. The
Co-Pilot is also known as the first officer and monitors the plane's
controls and gauges while the Pilot flies the plane.
Flight Attendant - This person helps you find your seat on the
plane, reviews safety information prior to takeoff, and serves you
snacks and beverages while the plane is in the air.
Flight Monitors - These television screens are located all around
the Airport. They display all your flight information, including the
flight number, arrival or departure time, the gate where the flight will
be arriving or departing from, and whether it is on time or delayed.
Gates - This is where you wait for your plane. Gates usually have
seats that you can sit in and televisions that show information about
the Airport and current news. Gates are also the areas where you leave
the airport building to board your plane. You can either walk through a
jetway/loading bridge or walk outside to get to your plane.
Jetway/Loading Bridges - The hallway that connects the gate
entrance to the door of the plane. Passengers use this hallway to board
and exit planes.
Pilot - Person who sits in the cockpit with the Co-Pilot and
flies the plane.
Runway - A strip of level ground, usually concrete, that
airplanes takeoff and land on.
Security Checkpoints - These are used to protect the flight crew
and passengers from possible dangers when flying in the plane. These
checkpoints prevent people from carrying weapons and dangerous materials
onto the plane.
Skycap - Person who stands in front of the terminal building and
provides curbside check-in for flights.
Taxiway - A strip of land that pilots drive their planes on
before takeoff and after landing. Pilots use taxiways to drive back and
forth between the gate area and the runway.
Ticket Agent - Person who works at the ticketing counter who
checks your bags onto the plane, gives you a seat assignment, and shows
you where your gate is located. A Ticket Agent also sells tickets to
passengers who have not yet purchased them or have lost them.