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Flight Phase Taxonomy

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The ADREP Flight Phase taxonomy is a set of terms used by ICAO to categorize the operational phase during which an aircraft accident and incident happened and to allow safety trend analysis on occurrences by this category. The ADREP Flight Phase taxonomy is part of the ICAO accident data reporting system (ADREP).


For the purposes of this taxonomy, phase of flight refers to a period within a flight. A flight begins when any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight and continues until such time as all such persons have disembarked.

ADREP flight phase taxonomy terms
Term Acronym
Standing STD
Pushback/towing PBT
Taxi TXI
Takeoff TOF
Initial climb ICL
En route ENR
Maneuvering MNV
Approach APR
Landing LDG
Emergency descent EMG
Uncontrolled descent UND
Post-impact PIM
Unknown UNK

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