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Aviation Glossary

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A/B

autobrake

 

ABN

abnormal

 

ac

alternating current

 

A/C

aircraft

 

ACAC

air cooled air cooler

 

ACARS

aircraft (or ARINC) communications addressing and reporting system

 

ACC

active clearance control

 

acclrm

accelerometer

 

ACE

actuator control electronics

 

ACIPS

airfoil and cowl ice protection system

 

ACM

air cycle machine

 

ACMF

aircraft condition monitoring function

 

ACMS

aircraft condition monitoring system

 

ACMP

ac motor pump

 

ACP

audio control panel

 

ACT

additional centre tank

 

ADC

air data computer

 

ADF

automatic direction finder

 

ADIRS

air data inertial reference system

 

ADIRU

air data inertial reference unit

 

ADM

air data module

 

ADP

air driven pump

 

ADR

air data reference

 

ADV

advisory

 

ADV

(Tornado) air defence variant

 

AEP

audio entertainment player

 

AES

aircraft earth station

 

AEVC

avionic equipment ventillation controller

 

AFDC

autopilot flight director computer

 

AFDS

autopilot flight director computer

 

AFS

auto flight system

 

AGS

air/ground system

 

AI

attitude indicator

 

AIDS

aircraft integrated data system

 

AIL

aileron

 

AIME

autonomous integrity monitoring extrapolation

 

AIMS

aircraft information management system

 

AIU

audio interface unit

 

AIV

accumulator isolation valve

 

ALAR

approach-and-landing accident reduction

 

ALT

altitude

 

ALTN

alternate

 

AMI

airline modification information

 

AMU

audio management unit

 

AMUX

audio multiplexer

 

ANS

ambient noise sensor

 

ANT

antenna

 

AOA

angle of attack

 

AOC

air/oil cooler

 

AOC

airline operational control

 

AOHE

air/oil heat exchanger

 

AOM

airport operating minima

 

A/P

autopilot

 

APB

auxiliary power breaker

 

APPR

approach

 

APU

auxiliary power unit

 

APUC

auxiliary power unit controller

 

ARINC

Aeronautical Radio Inc

 

ARN

aircraft registration number

 

ARPT

airport

 

A/S

airspeed

 

ASAP

as soon as possible

 

ASCPC

air supply and cabin pressure controllers

 

ASG

ARINC signal gateway

 

ASI

airspeed indicator

 

ASM

autothrottle servo motor

 

ASP

audio selector panel

 

ASSV

alternative source selection valve

 

ATA

Air Transport Association (of America)

 

ATC

air traffic control

 

ATC

aviation technical centre

 

ATE

automatic test equipment

 

ATIS

automatic terminal information service

 

ATS

air turbine starter

 

ATS

auto thrust system

 

ATSU

air traffic service unit

 

ATT

attitude

 

A/T

autothrottle

 

AVLAN

avionics local area network

 

AVM

airbourne vibration monitor

 

AWS

attendant work station

 

AWY

airway