Quick List For Abbreviations
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A

  • A - Airframe
  • AAIP - Approved Aircraft Inspection Program
  • AC - Alternating Current, Advisory Circular
  • ACARS - Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System
  • ACM - Air Cycle Machine
  • ACT - Actuator
  • AD - Airworthiness Directive
  • ADF - Automatic Direction Finding
  • ADG - Accessory Drive Gear Box
  • ALS -
  • ALT - Altitude
  • AM - Amplitutde Modulation
  • AMP - Amperrage
  • AN - Army Navy
  • APU - Auxililary Power Unit
  • ATC - Air Traffic Control
  • AWG - American Wire Gauge

B

  • BATT - Battery

C

  • C - Celsius
  • CAMP - Continuious Airworthiness Maintenance Program
  • CDU - Control Display Unit
  • CFR - Combined Federal Regulation
  • CHK - Check
  • COAX - Coaxial Cable
  • CP - Cockpit
  • CRS - Certified Repair Station
  • CVR - Cockpit Voice Recorder
  • CWS - Control Wheel Steering

D

  • D - Diameter
  • DC - Direct Current
  • DME - Distance Measuring Equipment, Designated Mechanics Examiner
  • DOD - Department of Defense
  • DOT - Department of Transportation

E

  • E - Voltage
  • ECS - Enviromental Control System
  • EGT - Exhaust Gas Temperature
  • ELT - Emergency Locator Transponder
  • EM - Electro Magnetic
  • EMI - Electro Magnetic Interference
  • ENG - Engine

F

  • F - Farenheit
  • FAA - Federal Aviation Administration
  • FAR - Federal Aviation Regulation
  • FDR - Flight Data Recorder
  • FLT - Flight
  • FM - Frequency Modulation
  • FMC - Flight Management Computer
  • FMS - Flight Management System
  • FOD - Foreign Object Damage
  • FPD - Freeze Point Deperessant
  • FREQ - Frequency
  • FSDO - Flight Standards District Office
  • FT - Feet
  • FTIT - Fan Turbine Inlet Temperature
  • FWD - Forward

G

  • G - Gravity
  • GEN - Generator
  • GOX - Gaseous Oxygen
  • GPS - Global Positioning System
  • GPWS - Groudn Proximity Warning System
  • GRD - Ground

H

  • HF - High Frequency
  • HP - Horse Power
  • HYD - Hydraulic

I

  • I - Current (Amperrage)
  • IA - Inspection Authorization
  • IAW - In Accordance With
  • I/B - In Board
  • IFR - Instrument Flight Rules
  • IGT - Inlet Gas Temperature
  • ILS - Instrument Landing System
  • IN - Inches
  • INSP - Inspection
  • IRAN - Inspect and Replace As Neccessary
  • IRS - Inertial Reference System
  • ISO - International Standards Office

J

K

  • K - Thousand, Kelvin

L

  • LAT - Lattitude
  • LBS - Pounds
  • LE - Leading Edge
  • LEF - Leading Edge Flap
  • LEMAC - Leading Edge Mean Aerodynamic Chord
  • LON - Longitude
  • LORAN - Long Range Navigation System
  • LOX - Liquid Oxygen
  • LT - Light or Left

M

  • MAC - Mean Aerodynamic Chord
  • MAG - Magneto
  • MAX - Maximum
  • MEL - Minimum Equipment List
  • MFD - Multi Function Display
  • MIC - Micrometer
  • MIN - Minimum
  • MS - Military Standard

N

  • NAV - Navigation
  • NIT - Nitrogen
  • NTSB - National Transportation Safety Board

O

  • O/B - Out Board
  • OPS - Operational
  • OX - Oxygen

P

  • P - Power (Watts), Powerplant
  • PDU - Power Drive Unit
  • PSI - Pounds Per Square Inch
  • PSIG - Pounds Per Square Inch Gauge
  • PSIA - Pounds Per Square Inch Absolute

Q

R

  • R - Resistance, Radius
  • RAD - Radiation
  • RII - Required Inspection Items
  • RLG - Ring Laser Gyro
  • RNAV - Radio Navigation
  • RPM - Revolutions Per Minute
  • RT - Right

S

  • SAE - Society of Automotive Engineers
  • SAS - Stability Augmentation System
  • SATCOM - Satellite Communication
  • SB - Service Bulletin
  • SELCAL - Seletive calling
  • STAB - Stabilizer
  • STC - Suplemental Type Certificate
  • SYS - System

T

  • TAC - Tacometer
  • TACAN - Tactical Air Navigation
  • TCAS - Traffic Collision Avoidance System
  • TCDS - Type Certificate Data Sheet
  • TE - Trailing Edge
  • TEF - Trailing Edge Flap
  • TEMAC - Trailing Edge Mean Aerodynamic Chord
  • TIS - Time in Service
  • TIT - Turbine Inlet Temerature
  • TMC - Thrust Management Computer

U

  • UV - Ultra Violet

V

  • V - Volts, Volume
  • VERT - Vertical
  • VFR - Visual Flight Rules
  • VHF - Very High Frequency
  • VOR - Very High Frequency Omni Range
  • VORTAC - Very High Frequency Omni Range Tactical Air Navigation

W

  • W - Watts
  • W&B - Weight and Balance
  • WC - Work Card

X

Y

Z

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