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Paperwork – Glossary Definition

Paperwork – Glossary Definition

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Want the definition of paperwork? Learn the meaning of paperwork, see some examples, and get a better understanding of this travel glossary term!

Wondering about the definition of paperwork? Keep reading to learn the meaning of paperwork, see some examples, and get a better understanding of this travel glossary term!

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What is Paperwork?

Paperwork, in airline parlance, refers to the pilot’s and aircraft’s logs, flight documents, and other such items. 

Most paperwork these days is in a digital format; however, there is a lot of documentation and logging still done on physical paper, and the term persists.

More on Paperwork

When you hear the captain or first officer announce over the interphone that, “we’re just completing some final paperwork,” it means the flight crew is literally awaiting or submitting paperwork, such as a flight log, the weight and balance record, or a flight plan revision, so that the plane can finally push back.

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