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FIPSFederal Information Processing Standards. Usually referring to a code assigned to any of a variety of geographic entities (e.g. counties, states, metropolitan areas, etc). FIPS codes are intended to simplify the collection, processing, and dissemination of data and resources of the Federal Government. ( Small Air Carrier Statistics (Form 298C Traffic Data), American Travel Survey (ATS) 1995, Airline On-Time Performance Data, Air Carrier Statistics (Form 41 Traffic)- U.S. Carriers, Air Carrier Statistics (Form 41 Traffic)- All Carriers, Airline Origin and Destination Survey (DB1B) )
FamilyIncludes householder and all relatives who are currently members of the household. ( American Travel Survey (ATS) 1995 )
Family IncomeThe total combined income for the previous 12 months of the householder and all persons related to the householder by blood, marriage, or adoption who were living in the household as of the date of the first interview. Family income includes income from all sources, such as wages and salaries, net income from own business or own farm, social security, pensions, dividends, interest, rent and any other money income. The income of household members not related to the householder is not included in family income. ( American Travel Survey (ATS) 1995 )
Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)Federal Information Processing Standards. Usually referring to a code assigned to any of a variety of geographic entities (e.g. counties, states, metropolitan areas, etc). FIPS codes are intended to simplify the collection, processing, and dissemination of data and resources of the Federal Government. ( Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey (NPTS) )
Flight EquipmentAll types of property and equipment used in the in-flight operation of aircraft. ( Air Carrier Financial Reports (Form 41 Financial Data) )
Flight NumberA one to four character alpha-numeric code for a particular flight. ( Airline On-Time Performance Data )
Flying Operations ExpensesExpenses incurred directly in the in-flight operation of aircraft and expenses related to the holding of aircraft and aircraft operational personnel in readiness for assignment for an in-flight status. ( Air Carrier Financial Reports (Form 41 Financial Data) )
For-Hire TruckTrucks that carry freight for a fee collected from the shipper, recipient of the shipment, or an arranger of the transportation. ( Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) )
Form 41 Financial StatisticsThe statistics collected on the financial forms submitted monthly, quarterly, semiannually, and annually to BTS by each large certificated air carrier subject to the Federal Aviation Act of 1958. The four classes of financial and operating statistics collected on individual schedules of the Form 41 Report are grouped as follows: (A) Certification, (B) Balance Sheet Elements, (P) Profit and Loss Elements, and (T) Traffic and Capacity Elements. ( Air Carrier Financial Reports (Form 41 Financial Data) )
Form 41 ReportThe schedule of forms submitted monthly, quarterly, semiannually, and annually to BTS by each large certificated air carrier subject to the Federal Aviation Act of 1958. ( Air Carrier Financial Reports (Form 41 Financial Data) )
Form MClass I and II motor carriers are required to annually submit financial, operating, and employment data to Bureau of Transportation Statistics using Form M. Also known as the Motor Carrier Annual Report Form M. ( Motor Carrier Financial & Operating Information )
Form QFRClass I motor carriers are required to submit financial and operating data to Bureau of Transportation Statistics each quarter using Form QFR. Also known as the Motor Carrier Quarterly Report Form QFR. ( Motor Carrier Financial & Operating Information )
Full-time Equivalent Employee (FTE)The number of full-time equivalent employees equals the number of employees on full-time schedules plus the number of employees on part-time schedules converted to a full-time basis. Two part-time employees are counted as one full-time employee. An airline's number of full-time equivalent employees will be less than the number of its total employees unless it has no part-time employees. ( Air Carrier Financial Reports (Form 41 Financial Data) )
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