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Aviation Glossary

An A-Z of all aviation abbreviations.

 
           
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BALPA

British Air Line Pilots Association

 

BAP

bank angle protection

 

BARO

barometric

 

BAT

battery

 

BCDS

bite centralised data system

 

BCL

battery charge limiter

 

BIT

built-in test

 

BITE

built-in test equipment

 

BIU

bite interface unit

 

BFE

buyer furnished equipment

 

BMC

bleed air monitoring computer

 

BMM

boarding music machine

 

BMV

brake metering valve

 

BNR

binary

 

BPCU

bus power control unit

 

BRG

bearing

 

BRK

brake

 

BRT

bright

 

BSCU

brake system control unit

 

BSU

beam steering unit

 

BSU

bypass switch unit

 

BTB

bus tie breaker

 

BTC

bus tie contactor

 

BTL

bottle

 

BTMU

brake temperature monitoring unit

 

BU

back-up

 

 

 

 

C

Celsius

 

CACP

cabin area control panel

 

CAH

cabin attendant headset

 

CAPT

captain

 

CAS

calibrated airspeed

 

CB

circuit breaker

 

CBMS

circuit breaker monitoring system

 

CCB

converter circuit breaker

 

CCD

cursor control device

 

CCR

credit card reader

 

CDG

configuration database generator

 

CDL

configuration deviation list

 

CDU

control display unit

 

CFDIU

centralised fault data interface unit

 

CFDS

centralised fault display system

 

CFS

cabin file server

 

CG

centre of gravity

 

CHG

charge

 

CHG

change

 

CHIS

centre hydraulic isolation system

 

CI

cabin interphone

 

CIDS

cabin intercommunication data system

 

C/L

checklist

 

CLB

climb

 

CLR

clear

 

CMCF

central maintenance computing function

 

CMCS

central maintenance computing system

 

CMD

command

 

CMS

cabin management system

 

Comm

communication

 

COMP

compressor

 

CON

continuous

 

CONT

continuous

 

CPC

cabin pressure controller

 

CPCU

cabin pressure controller unit

 

CPM

core pressure module

 

cprsr

compressor

 

CPS

cabin pressure sensor

 

CRC

continuous repetitive chime

 

CRG

cargo

 

CRS

course

 

CRZ

cruise

 

CRT

cathode ray tube

 

CSC

cargo system controller

 

CSCP

cabin system control panel

 

CSCU

cargo smoke control unit

 

CSD

constant speed drive

 

CSDS

cargo smoke detection system

 

CSM/G

constant speed motor/generator

 

CSMU

cabin system management unit

 

CTA

control area

 

CTAI

cowl thermal anti-icing

 

CTC

cabin temperature controller

 

CTU

cabin telecommunications unit

 

CVR

cockpit voice recorder