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A


A&D:

Aerospace and Defense (check context)

A&D:

Analysis and Design (check context)

AAtS: Aircraft Access to SWIM
A/C: Aircraft
A/P: Auto-Pilot

AC:

Alternating Current (check context)

AC:

Advisory Circular (FAA term) (check context)

ACARS:

Aircraft Communications, Addressing and Reporting System

ACC:

Active Clearance Control (check context)

ACC:

Airport Control Center (check context)

ACDM/A-CDM Airport Collaborative Decision Making
ACI Airports Council International

ACMI:

Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance

ACMS:

Aircraft Condition Monitoring System (Boeing)

ACSP: Air Carrier Security Program

AD:

Airworthiness Directive

AD / SB

Airworthiness Directive / Service Bulletin

ADD:

Automatic Document Distribution (check context)

ADD:

Automatic Document Detection (check context)

ADEL: Application Data Enchanced Loading
ADM: Air Data Module (Airbus) 

ADS:

Automatic Dependent Surveillance

ADS-B:

Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast

ADS-C: Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Contract
AECMA: Association Europeenne des Constructeurs de Materiel aerospatial
/ European Association of Aerospace Manufacturers

AEEC:

Airlines’ Electronic Engineering Committee

AEEC:

Aeronautical Electronic Engineering Committee

AEG:

Aircraft Evaluation Group (FAA)

AE:

Annual Emissions (part of EU ETS)

AE MP:

Annual Emissions Monitoring Plan (part of EU ETS)

AEM:

Advanced Emissions Model (part of EU ETS)

AFIRSTM:

Automated Flight Information Reporting System (from AMA)

AFM: Aircraft/Airplane Flight Manual
AFM:  Aviation Fleet Maintenance
AFS:
Flight Standards Service (FAA)

AFTN:

Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network

AGL: Above Ground Level

AHEAD:

Aircraft HEalth Analysis and Diagnosis (Embraer)

AHM:

Airport Handling Manual (check context)

AI: Articificial Intelligence

AHM:

Aircraft Health Management (check context)

AIA:

Administrator for International Aviation

AIA:  Aerospace Industries Association of America

AID:

Aircraft Interface Device (navAero)

AIM:

Aeronautical Information Manual (check context)

AIM:
Aeronautical Information Management (check context)

AIP:

Aeronautical Information Publications

AIR:

AIRcraft Certification Service (FAA)

AJAX:

Asynchronous JavaScript and XML

ALAQS:

Airport Local Air Quality Studies (EU ETS model)

ALIS:

Autonomic Logistics Information System (Lockheed for F35)

AMC: Acceptable Means of Compliance
AME:
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

AMM:

Aircraft Maintenance Manual (check context)

AMM:
Airport Moving Map (check context)
AMMD: Airport Moving Map Display

AMO:

Authorized Maintenance Organization

AMP:

Aircraft Maintenance Program (check context)

AMP:

Approved Maintenance Program (check context)

AMR: Aircraft Maintenance Routing
AMRO: Aircraft MRO
AMT: Aviation Maintenance Technician

AMTOSS:

Aircraft Maintenance and Task Oriented Support System

ANC: Air Navigation Commission

ANSP:

Air Navigation Service Provider (check context)

ANSP: Aircraft Network Security Program (check context)

AO:

Aircraft Operator

AOC:
Air Operator’s Certificate (check context)

AOC:

Airline Operations Center (check context)

AOC: Aeronautical Operational Control (check context)

AOC:

Airline Operation Control (check context)

AOG:

Aircraft On Ground

AOHA:

Aircraft Operator Holding Account (part of EU ETS)

API:

Application Programming Interface

APIS: Advance Passenger Information System
APM: Asset Performance Management

APS:

Advanced Planning & Scheduling

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

AQD:

Aviation Quality Database

ARC:

Airworthiness Review Certificate

ARINC:  Aeronautical Radio INC

ARMS:

Airline Resource Management System

ARM: Aircraft Recovery Manual
AROC: Aircraft Related Operating Costs
ASAR: Automatic Storage Automatic Retrieval

ASD:

AeroSpace and Defence (industries association of Europe) (check context)

ASD:

Aviation Systems Directorate (check context)

ASISP: Aircraft Systems Information Security/Protection (FAA)
ASK: Available Seat Kilometers
ASM: Available Seat Miles
ASRS: 
Aviation Safety Reporting System
ASTAR: Airborne Spacing for Terminal Arrival Routes (from NASA)

ATA:

Air Transport Association

ATC:

Air Traffic Control

ATI:

Air Transport Industry

ATIS:
Automatic Terminal Information Service
ATK:
Available Ton Kilometers
ATM:
Available Ton Miles

ATM:

Air Traffic Management

ATMRPP
ATM Requirements and Performance Panel (ICAO)

ATN:

Aeronautical Telecommunication Network

ATQP:

Alternative Training Qualification Programme

A4A:

Airlines for America (formerly ATA – see above)


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B


BA:  Business Analytics

BAU:

Business As Usual

BC:

Business Case

BFE:

Buyer Furnished Equipment

BI:

Business Intelligence

BITE:  Built-In Test Equipment

BLOB:

Binary Large OBject

BoB:

Best of Breed [system / software solution]

BMF:

Business Management Framework

BPM:

Business Process Management

BPMN:

Business Process Management Notation (check context)

BPMN:

Business Process Modeling Notation (check context)

BPO:

Business Process Outsourcing

BPR:

Business Process Re-engineering

BYOD:

Bring Your Own Device


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C


CA:

Competent Authority (EU ETS)

CAAC: Civil Aviation Administration of China
CAAS: Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore

CAD:

Computer Aided Design

CAGR: Compound Annual Growth Rate

CALS:

Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support

CAME:

Continued Airworthiness Management Exposition

CAMO:

Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization

CAMP:

Continuing Airworthiness Management Program

CANSO: Civil Air Navigation Services Organization
CAR: Civil Aviation Requirements
CAR: Civil Aviation Rules

CAS:

Commercial Aviation Services (Boeing)

CASS:

Continuous Analysis and Surveillance System

CAWG: Civil Aviation Working Group (part of ATA e-Business Program)

CBM:

Condition Based Maintenance

CBT:

Computer Based Training

CDA:

Constant Descent Approach (procedures)

CDL:

Common Data Link

CDM:

Clean Development Mechanism (check context)

CDM Collaborative Decision Making (check context)

CERs:

Certified Emission Reductions

CFIT:

Controlled Flight Into Terrain

CFO:

Chief Financial Officer

CGM:

Computer Graphics Metafile

CI:

Cost Index

CLEEN: Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (FAA program)
CMC: Central Mainenance Computer

CMM:

Component Maintenance Manual

CMMS: Computerized Maintenance Management System
CMRO: Component MRO

CMS:

Content Management System (change context)

CMS:  Component Management System (check context)

CNS/ATM:

Communication Navigation Surveillance / Air Traffic Management

COBT: Calculated Off-Block Time
COC: Customer Originated Changes
CofG: 
Center of Gravity

COO:

Chief Operating Officer

CORBA:

Common Object Request Broker Architecture

COTS:

Commercial Off The Shelf [systems]

COW:

Cost Of Weight

CPCP:

Corrosion Prevention and Control Program

CPDLC:

Controller-Pilot Data Link Communication (see also PM CPDLC)

CPFH:

Cost Per Flying Hour

CR: Change Request

CRCO:

Central Route Charges Office [Euro control]

CRD: Common Response Document

CRM:

Customer Relationship Management

CRT:

Cathode Ray Tube

CSDB: 
Common Source Data Base

CSDD:

Common Source Data Dictionary

CSM:

Customer Supplied Materials

CSS:

Cascading Style Sheet

CTR:

Click Through Rate

CVM:

Customer Value Management


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D


d-ATIS: digital Automatic Terminal Information Service
DAR: Data Access Register

DC:

Direct Current

dCI:

Dynamic Cost Index

DCS:

Data Coding Scheme

d2C2I:

Dynamic Delay and Connex Cost Index  

DER: Designated Engineering Repair

DFM:

Design For Manufacture

DGAC:

Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile
(French: Directorate General of Civil Aviation) (check context)

DGAC:

Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (Direction
General of Civil Aeronautics; Mexico) (check context)

DGAC:

Dirección General de Aviación Civil (Directorate General of
Civil Aviation; Guatemala) (check context)

DGAC:  Directorate General of Civil Aviation (check context)

DIKW:

Data, Information, Knowledge & Wisdom

DME: Distance Measuring Equipment
DNS: Delta Nervous System (Delta Air Lines)(check context)
DNS:
Domain Name System (check context) 
DNSSEC:
Domain Name System Security Extensions

DOA:

Design Organization Approval

DOC: Direct Operating Cost

DoD:

Department of Defense (USA)

DOM: Document Object Model

dpi:

dots per inch

DQC: Data Quality Control (check context)
DQC: Data Quality Center (check context)

DTD:

Document Type Definition


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E


E&M:

Evaluation & Management (check context)

E&M:

Electrical & Mechanical (check context)

E&M:

Engineering and Manufacturing (check context)

EA:

Enterprise Architecture

EAM:

Enterprise Asset Management

EASA:

European Air Safety Agency (check context)

EASA:

European Aviation Safety Agency (check context)

EBAA: European Business Aviation Association
EBIT: Earnings Before Interest and Taxes

EC:

European Commission

ECCN:  Export Control Classification Number (US Department of Commerce)
ECM: Engineering Change Management
ECON: ECONomy mode for flight cost index

EDA:

Electronic Design Automation

eDFDAU: 
Digital Flight Data Acquisition Unit

EEA:

European Economic Area

EFB:

Electronic Flight Bag (check context)

EFB
Electronic Flight Book (check context)

EFIS:

Electronic Flight Instrument System

EFU: Equalized Fleet Utilization
EGNOS: European Geostationary Overlay Navigation
EGPWS: Enchanced Ground Proximity Warning System

EHM:

Engine Health Management

ELA:

Electrical Load Analysis

ELB: Electronic Logbook (Boeing)

EMI:

ElectroMagnetic Interference

EMM: Enterprise Mobility Management
EMO: Engineering & Maintenance Organization

EO:

Engineering Order

EOSID: Engine Out Standard Instrument Departure
EOT: Equipment Operating Time
EOTI:
Equipment Operating Time Incidents (check context)
EOTI:
Engine Out Taxi In (check context)
EPAS: Enterprise Performance Analysis System (Seabury Enterprise Solutions)

EPC:

Electronic Products Code

EROPS: 
Extended Range Operations

ERP:

Enterprise Resource Planning

ERUs:

Emission Reduction Units

ESB:

Enterprise Service Bus

ESG: e-Business Steering Group (of the ATA)
ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival
ETD: Estimated Time of Departure

ETL:

Electronic Technical Log (TechLog)

ETOPS:

Extended Twin engine OPerationS

ETS:

Emissions Trading Scheme

ETS SF:

ETS Support Facility (Eurocontrol)

EU ETS:

EU Emissions Trading Scheme

EUA:

EU Allowances

EUAA:

EU Aviation Allowances

EWI:

Early Warning Indicators

EZFW:

Estimated Zero Fuel Weight (see also ZFW)


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F


FAA:

Federal Aviation Administration

FAB: Functional Airspace Block (Single European Sky)

FADEC:

Full Authority Digital Engine Control

FANS:

Future Air Navigation System

FAR:

Federal Aviation Regulation

FBO:

Fixed Base Operator

FCOM:
FSS Radio Voice Communications (check context)
FCOM:
Flight Crew Operating Manual (check context)
FCOM: Flight Crew Operations Manual (check context)
FD: Flight Data

FDM:

Flight Data Monitoring

FDR: Flight Deck Resources
FIM:  Fault Isolation Manual

FIR

Flight Information Region

FIRSTTM:

Fuel Initiative Reporting System Tracker (from AMA)

FL: Flight Level

FMC:

Flight Management Computer (check context)

FMC:

Federal Maritime Commission (check context)

FMC:

Fixed Mobile Convergence (check context)

FMEA:

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

FM: Flight Model (check context)
FM: Flight Management (check context)
FM: Flight Manual (check context)

FMS:

Fuel Management System (check context)

FMS:

Flight Management System (check context)

FOC:
Free Of Cost

FOCA:

Federal Office for Civil Aviation (Swiss)

FOD:
Foreign Object Damage

FODA:

Flight Operations Data Analysis

FOI:

Flight Operations Inspector (part of regulatory structure)

FOM:

Flight Operations Manual

FOQA:

Flight Operations Quality Assurance

FPM: Flight Plan Manager (Sabre) 

fPoC:

functional Proof of Concept

FRAC:

Full Real-life Automated Communication

FRM:  Fault Reporting Manual
FRMS: Fatigue Risk Management System
FSN: Fast, Slow, Non-moving (analysis)

FTP:

File Transfer Protocol

FTPS:

File Transfer Protocol Secure


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G


g:

acceleration of gravity

GAGAN: 
GPS And Geo-Augmented Navigation (India)

GCC:

Ground services Control Center

Gflop Gigaflop (Unit of computing capacity equal to one billion (10^9) floating point operations per second)
GH:
General Handling

GNSS:

Global Navigation Satellite Systems

GPRS: General Packet Radio Service

GPS:

Global Positioning System

GPU:  Ground Power Unit

GS1:

Global not-for-profit Standards organization

GSE:

Ground Services Equipment

GSM:

Global System for Mobile Communications

GUI:

Graphic User Interface


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H


HAZMAT: HAZardous MATerial
HBC: High Bandwidth Connectivity

HCC:

Hub Control Centre

HHRR:

Human Health Risk Resources

HIL: Hold Item List

HTML:

HyperText Markup Language

HUD: Head Up Display
HUMS: Health and Usage Monitoring System

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I


IAA: Irish Aviation Authority

IaaS

Infrastructure as a Service

IATA:

International Air Transport Association

IATP: International Airlines Technical Pool

IBIS:

Integrated Business Intelligence System (IFRSKEYES)

ICA:

Instructions for Continued Airworthiness

ICAO:

International Civil Aviation Organization

ICCAIA: International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industry Associations
ICR: Intelligent Character Recognition

IEEE:

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IETM:

Interactive Electronic Technical Manual

IETP:

Interactive Electronic Technical Publication

IFC:
In-Flight Connectivity

IFE:

In-Flight Entertainment

IFE&C:
In-Flight Entertainment & Communications
ILS:  Instrument Landing System

ILS:

Integrated Logistic Support

IMS:  Infrastructure Management Services
INC: INterChangeable
INRIA: French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation

IOCC:

Integrated Operation Control Centre

iOS:

i (device) Operating System (Apple)

IoT: Internet of Things

IP:

Intellectual Property (check context)

IP:

Internet Protocol (check context)

IP: Initial Provisioning (check context)
IPARS: International Programmable Airline Reservation System

IPC:

Illustrated Parts Catalog

IPCC:

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IPD: Illustrated Parts Data

IPL:

Illustrated Parts List

iQRH: interactive

IS:

Information Services

iSPEC 2200:

SPECification of standard formats to exchange information 


between airlines and Suppliers (see also SPEC2000)

ISB: Integrated Service Bus

ISDP:

In-Service Data Program (Boeing)

IT:

Information Technology

ITP:

In-Trail Procedures (an ADS-B application)


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J


JAA:

Joint Aviation Authorities (European equivalent of FAA)

JAR:

Joint Airworthiness Regulations


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K


KDI:

Key Disruption Indicator

KISSASS:
Keep it Simple, Stable, Available, Scalable and

KPI:

Key Performance Indicators


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L


*LAW:

Landing Weight (Aviation)

LCC: Low-Cost Carrier
LCCA: Life Cycle Cost Analysis

L/D:

Lift over Drag ratio

LLP:

Life Limited Part

LLT:

Limited Line Test

LMC:

Line Maintenance Control

LMS:

Learning Management System

ln:

natural logarithm

LOE:

Line-Oriented Evaluation

LOFT:

Line-Orientated Flight Training

LOPA:

LayOut of Passenger Accommodations

LOSA: Line Operation Safety Audit
LPC: Licence Proficiency Check (check context)

LPC:

Less Paper Cockpit (Airbus software) (check context)
LPT: Load Planning Tool
LPV: Localizer Performance with Vertical (approach procedures)
LROPS:
Long Range Operations

LSAP:

Loadable Software Aircraft Parts

LTS: Long-Term Storage

*LW:

Landing Weight


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M


M2H: Machine-to-Human
M2M: Machine-to-Machine

M&E:

Maintenance & Engineering

MAP: Modification Approval Process
MAREP: MAintenance REPort
MBF: MyBoeingFleet

MCC:

Maintenance Control Center

MCDU:

Maintenance Control and Display Unit

MCS: Maintenance and Control System
MCTF:
Maintenance Cost Task Force

MDCM:

Multi-Dimensional Configuration Management

MDM:

Mobile Device Management

MDS:

Mobile Device System (Swiss AS)

MEIMS: Maintenance Error Information Management System

MEL:

Minimum Equipment List (check context)

MEL:

Maintenance Expenditure Limit (check context)

MEERA

Mobile Enabled Engine Repair Application (TAP)

MEQA: Maintenance & Engineering Quality Assurance

MES:

Manufacturing Execution System

METEO: Meteorological
MFi: Made For iPad
MIAM: Media Independent Aircraft Messaging
MI:  Maintenance Item
MID: Maintenance Instruction Document
MIMOSA: Machinery Information Management Open Systems Alliance

MIS:

Maintenance Information System (check context)

MIS:

Management Information System (check context)

MMEL: Master Minimum Equipment List
MOC: Maintenance Operations Center
MoD: Ministry of Defence (UK)

MOQA:

Maintenance Operations Quality Assurance

MOU:

Memorandum Of Understanding

MPAS: Maintenance Performance Analysis System (Seabury MRO Solutions)

MPD:

Maintenance Planning Document

MPLS:

MultiProtocol Label Switching

MRB:

Maintenance Review Board

MRO:

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (check context)

MRO:

Maintenance & Repair Organization (check context)

MRR:

Monitoring and Reporting Regulations (part of EU ETS)

MS: Maintenance Scheduling
MSAS: 
Multi-Functional Satellite Augmentation System (Japan)

MSCM:

Maintenance Schedule Condition Monitoring (Lufthansa Technik)

MSG:

Maintenance Steering Group (of ATA)

MSN: Manufacturer's Serial Number
MTBF: 
Mean Time Between Failures
MTBUR:
Mean Time Between Unscheduled Removal
MTCM: Multidimensional Trellis Coded Modulation
MTOGW: Maximum Take-Off Gross Weight
MTOW: 
Maximum Take-Off Weight
MWD: Maintenance Workload Due

MWR:

Maintenance Work Request


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N


N:

Newton (unit of force)

NAAs:
National Aviation Authorities
NADP: Noise Abatement Departure Procedure (1 or 2)

NATO:

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (in French OTAN
Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique)

NATS: National Air Traffic Services (UK)
NBD: Network Based Defense
NCO: Network Centric Operations
n-day: Day on which cyclic maintenance visits fall due
NDT: Non-Destructive Testing
NFC: Not Fully Closed

NFF:

No Fault Found

NFS: Network File Server

nm:

nautical miles

NoE: Network of Everything

NOTAM:

NOTice to AirMen

NOTOC: Notice TO Crew

NPA:

Notice of Proposed Amendment

NPV:

Net Present Value

NRC:

Non-Routine Card

n-tiered:

A program distributed among three or more separate computers

NTO: No Technical Objection

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O


OAI: Operationally Approved Information

OASES:

Open Aviation Strategic Engineering System (Commsoft)

OCC:

Operations Control Center

OCR:

Optical Character Recognition

ODA:

Open Document Architecture

OEB:
Operations Evaluation Board (of EASA)

OEM:

Original Equipment Manufacturer

OFMS: Offline Field Maintenance Solution

OFP:

Original Flight Plan

OHMD: Optical Head-Mounted Display

OLAP:

On-Line Analytical Processing

OOOI:

Out of gate / take Off / On the ground / In the gate

OOP: Out Of Phase
OP: Operating Procedure

OPC:

Operators Proficiency Check

OpSpec:

Operations Specification (sometimes shown as OPSPEC)

OR: Operations Research
OSD:
Operational Suitability Data
OSP:
Oil Servicing Program
OT: Operational Technology

OTAN:

Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique (and see NATO)

OTP: On Time Performance

OTS:

Off-The-Shelf (hardware &/or software)

OZR:

Optical Zonal Recognition (Aircraft Data Systems)


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P


P-F: interval between Potential failure and Functional failure
PaaS: Platform as a service
PAO: Paperless Aircraft Operations (IATA)
pax: People
PBH:
Power By the Hour (engine management - check context)

PBH:

Priced By the Hour (check context)

PBL:

Performance Based Logistics

PBN: Performance Based Navigation
PDC: Pre-Departure Clearance

PDF:

Portable Document Format

PDL: Portable Data Loader

PDM:

Product Data Management

Pdm: Predictive Maintenance

PED:

Personal Electronic Device

PEM: Periodic Engineering Maintenance

PFI:

Private Finance Initiative

PHM:

Prognostic Health Management

PIC:

Pilot In Command (check context)

PIC:

Processor In Command (check context)

PIREP:
PIlot REPort
PIREPS: PIlot REPorting System - OASES
PKI: Public Key Infrastructure

PLM:

Product Lifecycle Management

PMA:

Parts Manufacturer Approved

PM CPDLC:

Protected Mode Controller Pilot Data Link Communication
(see also CPDLC)

PMDB:

Product Management Data Base

PMI:
Post-Merger Integration (check context)
PMI: Project Management Interface (check context)
PMI: Purchasing, Maintenance and Inventory (Aerosoft) (check context)

PMO:

Project Management Office

PMP:

Project Management Professional

P/N or PN:

Part Number

PO:

Purchase Order

PoC:

Proof of Concept

pRFID:

passive Radio Frequency Identification

PRINCE: Projects IN Controlled Environments
PRINCE2: Projects IN Controlled Environments version 2
PRM PRemature Maintenance

P-RNAV:

Precision Area Navigation

PSO: Public Service Obligation (often government contract routes)

PSU:

Passenger Service Unit


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Q


QAR: Quick Access Recorder
QATS:
Quality Assurance & Testing

QC:

Quality Control

QMS: Quality Management System

QRH:

Quick Reference Handbook


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R


RAIM:
Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring
RAM: Repair And Maintenance

R&D:

Research and Development

R&T:

Research & Technology

RBS

Readiness Based Sparing

RCM:

Reliability Centered Maintenance

RDB:

Relational Data Base

RDBMS:

Relational Data Base Management System

RDI:

Remote Defect Indicator (check context)

RDI:

Radio Direction Indicator (check context)

RDP:

Radar Data Processing (check context)

RDP:

Remote Desktop Protocol (check context)

RDT:

Remote Desk Top

REDDIG: South American Digital Network

REQ:

Requisition

RETI: Reduced Engine Taxi In

RFAC:

Range factor

RFID

Radio Frequency IDentification (check context)

RFID

Radio Frequency Identification Device (check context)

RFP:

Request for Proposal

RFQ:

Request for Quotation

RM: Resource Management (Sabre)

RNAV:

Area Navigation

RNP: 
Required Navigation Performance
RNP AR:
Required Navigation Performance - Authorization Required
RPK: Revenue Passenger Kilometers
RPN: Risk Priority Number [risk assessment methodology]
RSPL:
Recommended Spare Parts List

RO:

Repair Order

ROI:

Return on Investment

RTCA:

Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics

RVSM:
Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum

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S


S&RL: Sense and Respond Logistics

SaaS:

Software as a Service

SAE:

Society of Automotive Engineers

SARPs:
Standards and Recommended Practices (ICAO Safety Management)
SAS: Standard Aviation Solution

SB:

Service Bulletin

SBAS:
Space Based Augmentation System
SBB: Smart Buffer Fox

SCAP:

Security Certification and Authorization Package

SCAP:
Standard Computerized Airplane Performance
SCF: Statistical Contingency Fuel

SCM:

Supply Chain Management

SDS:
System Description Manual
SDK: Software Development Kit

SEP:

Safety Equipment Procedures

SERIES:

System Electrical Rating Integration Evaluation Software
[Marshall Aerospace Ltd]

SESAR:

Single European Sky ATM Research

SETI: Single Engine Taxi In

SF:

Support Facility (from EUROCONTROL for EU ETS)

SFC:

Specific Fuel Consumption

SFMIS: Smart Fuel Management Information System
SGHA: Standard Ground Handling Agreement (IATA)

SGML:

Standard Generalized Markup Language

SI:

Systems Integrator (check context)

SI:

System International (check context)

SID: Standard Instrument Departure
SIGMET: SIGnificant METeorological information

SIMID:

Système d’Information de Maintenance Intégré et Distribué
(in English, ‘Integrated and Distributed Information System’)

SLA: Service Level Agreement

SLM:

Service Lifecycle Management (sometimes in-Service
Lifecycle management)

SMAC: Social Mobility And Cloud

SME:

Subject Matter Expert

SMS:

Safety Management Systems

SOA:

Service Oriented Architecture

SOAP:

Simple Object Access Protocol

SOC: Service Oversight Center (check context)
SOC: Start of Climb (check context)

Social CRM:

Social Customer Relationship Management

SOP:

Standard Operating Procedure(s)

SOX:
Sarbanes-Oxley (Act)

SPEC 2000:

SPECification of standard formats to exchange information 


between airlines and Suppliers (see also iSPEC2200)

SPO:

Service Parts Optimization

SRM:
Structural Repair Manual
SRU: Shop Replacement Unit
SQL:
Structured Query Language

SQMS:

Safety & Quality Management Sub-system (Sheorey Digital Systems)

SSD: Solid State Drive
SSFE: Selected Seller Furnished Equipment

STAPES:

System for Airport Noise Exposure Studies (EU ETS)

STAR: Standard Terminal Arrival Route

STC:

Supplemental Type Certificate

STREAM:

Stratosphere-Troposphere Experiments by Aircraft Measurements


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T


T&M:
Time & Material (check context)
T&M:
Time & Money (Check context)

TAIU:

Tablet to Aircraft Interface Units

TAT:

Turn-Around Times

TAWS:
Terrain Awareness Warning System
TB:
Turbulence
TB: Turbine Blade

TBO:

Time-based Operations

TCAS:

Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance System

TCCA:

Transport Canada Civil Aviation

TCP:
Transmission Control Protocol
TDR: Technical Dispatch Reliability

TFAC:

Time factor

TIM: Tablet Interface Module (UTC Aerospace Systems)

*TK:

Tonne-Kilometre (data – for EU ETS)

*TKm:

Tonne-Kilometre (data – for EU ETS)

TLP: Technical Log Page

TMA:

Terminal Maneuvering Area

TOBT:
Target Off Block Time
ToC: Table of Contents
TOW:
Take-Off Weight
TPM: Technical Procedures Manual
TQC:
Time Quality Cost

TR:

Temporary Revision (check context)

TR:
Tail Rotation (check context)

TRU:

Transformer Rectifier Unit

TSM:  Troubleshooting Manual

TSN:

Time Since New

TSFC:

Thrust Specific Fuel Consumption

TSR:

Time Since Repaired

TSO:

Time Since Overhaul

TTY: TeleTYpe telex machine

TWLU:

Terminal Area Wireless LAN Unit


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U


UAV:

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

UAID: Universal Aircraft Interface Device (navAero)
ULD:
Unit Loading Device

UMTS:

Universal Mobile Telephone System


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V


V:

Velocity (speed)

VAR: Value Added Reseller

VDL:

Very high frequency Digital Link

VED: Vital, Essential, Desirable (analysis)
VHF: Very High Frequency
VOR: VHF Omnidirectional Range

VPN:

Virtual Private Network

vQAR: virtual Quick Access Recorder
VRIO model:
Valuable? Rare? costly to Imitate? exploited by the Organization? (J. Barney)

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W


W3C:

World Wide Web Consortium

WAAS:
Wide Area Augmentation System (US)
WBM: Weight and Balance Manual
WBS:  Work Breakdown Structure
WBT: Web Based Training

WDM:

Wiring Diagram Manual

WEFA:
Wireless Extension For ACMS (Sagem)

Wf:

final Weight

Wi:

initial Weight

W-IFE: Wireless In-Flight Entertainment

Wi-Fi:

Brand term for a wireless network capability

WiMAX:

Worldwide interoperability for Microwave Access

WinRT:

Windows RunTime (Microsoft)

WYSIWYG:

What You See Is What You Get

WLAN:

Wireless Local Area Network

WO:

Work Order

WOA:

Windows on Arm (Microsoft)

WSI:
Weather Services International
WYPT:
 WaYPoinT

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X


[X]aaS:

[anything] as a Service

XML/xml:

eXtensible Markup Language

XHTML:

eXtensible HyperText Markup Language

XSL:

eXtensible Stylesheet Language

XSLT:
eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations

XSD:

XML Schema Document (see XML)

XST:

Xilinx Synthesis Tool


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Z


ZFM:
Zero Fuel Mass

ZFW:

Zero Fuel Weight


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1- … and symbols


3G:

Third Generation mobile communications standards and technology

4G

Fourth Generation mobile communications standards and technology

ð:

Partial derivative of a function with several variables

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