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Aviation Glossary

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F

Fahrenheit

 

FAC

flight augmentation computer

 

FADEC

full authority digital electronic control

 

FAF

final approach fix

 

FAR

Federal Aviation Regulations

 

FAV

fan air valve

 

FBW

fly-by-wire

 

F/C

flight crew

 

FCC

flight control computer

 

FCDC

flight controls dc

 

FCDC

flight control data concentrator

 

FCU

flight control unit

 

FD

flight director

 

FDAF

flight data acquisition function

 

FDH

flight deck handset

 

FDDI

fiber distributed data interface

 

FDIU

flight data interface unit

 

FDR

flight data recorder

 

FDRS

flight data recorder system

 

FDU

fire detection unit

 

FF

fuel flow

 

FGC

flight guidance computer

 

FIDS

flight isolation and detection system

 

FIR

flight information region

 

FL

flight level

 

FLCH

flight level change

 

FLPRN

flaperon

 

flt ctl

flight control

 

flt ctrl

flight control

 

flt inst

flight instrument

 

FMA

flight mode annunciator

 

FMC

flight management computer

 

FMCF

flight management computing function

 

FMCS

flight management computing system

 

FMGC

flight management guidance envelope computer

 

FMGS

flight management guidance envelope system

 

FMS

flight management system

 

FMU

fuel metering unit

 

F/O

first officer

 

FOB

fuel on board

 

FOC

fuel/oil cooler

 

FPA

flight path angle

 

FPV

flight path vector

 

FQI

fuel quantity indication

 

FQIS

fuel quantity indicating system

 

FQPU

fuel quantity processor unit

 

FQU

fuel quantity unit

 

FREQ

frequency

 

FRV

fuel return valve

 

FSEU

flap slat electronics unit

 

FSF

Flight Safety Foundation

 

ft

feet

 

FU

fuel used

 

FWC

fuel warning computer

 

FWS

fuel warning system

 

 

 

 

GA

general aviation

 

GA

go-around

 

GBST

ground based software tool

 

GCB

generator circuit breaker

 

GCU

generator control unit

 

GEN

generator

 

GES

ground earth station

 

GG

graphics generator

 

GH

ground handling

 

GLC

generator line contactor

 

GND

ground

 

GMT

Greenwich Mean Time

 

GPCU

ground power control unit

 

GPS

global positioning system

 

GPSSU

global positioning system sensor unit

 

GPWC

ground proximity warning computer

 

GPWS

ground proximity warning system

 

GRND

ground

 

GRP

geographic reference point

 

GS

ground speed

 

G/S

glide slope

 

GW

gross weight