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Pushback – Glossary Definition

Pushback – Glossary Definition

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What is Pushback?

Pushback, in airline parlance, is the term for when an aircraft pushes back from the gate, disconnecting from the jet bridge and backing up from the gate. As a kind of travel checkpoint, it represents for passengers the moment the aircraft first moves.

More on Pushback

Normally, outside power, such as a tug or tractor, is responsible for the aircraft pushing back, because even though aircraft can perform a pushback themselves by reverse-thrusting their engines, it wastes a lot of fuel.

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