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Abbreviations and FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
04-28-2011, 05:51 PM
Post: #1
Abbreviations:

ACARS - Aircraft Communication Addressing and
Reporting System
AD - Airworthiness Directives
ADF - Automatic Direction Finder
ADI - Attitude Direction Indicator
AH - Approval Holder
AIROD - Aircraft Inspection Repair Overhaul Depot
AMO - Approved Maintenance Organization
AMP - Approved Maintenance Programme
AMT - Approved Maintenance Training
AMC - Acceptable Means of Compliance
AML - Aircraft Maintenance Licence (Mechanic/Engineer)
AMM - Aircraft Maintenance Manual
AN - Airworthiness Notices
ANO - Air Navigation Order
AOC - Air Operator Certificate
AOP - Air Operator Permit
APR-ATC - APR Aviation Training Centre
APU - Auxillary Power Unit
ARC - Airworthiness Review Certificate
ARINC - Aeronautical Radio Incorporated
ASL - Above Sea Level
ATC - Air Traffic Control
ATO - Approved Training Organization; Apprentice Training Officer (MAS)

BCAR - British Civil Airworthiness Requirements

CAA - Civil Aviation Authority (UK)
CAAIP - Civil Aircraft Airworthiness Information and Procedures
CADC - Central Air Data Computer
CAIP - Civil Aircraft Inspection Procedures
CAP - Civil Aviation Publication
CCIP - Corrosion Control Inspection Program (military)
CDU - Control Display Unit
CMM - Component Maintenance Manual
CMR - Certificate of Maintenance Review
CPCP - Corrosion Prevention and Control Program
CRS - Certificate of Release to Service
CRS-SMI - Certificate of Release to Service - Scheduled Maintenance Inspection

DCA - Department of Civil Aviation
DCAM - Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia
DSA - Defence Services Asia Exhibition & Conference
DTS - Dilog Training Services

EASA - European Aviation Safety Agency
E.I - Engineering Instructions
EN - Engineering Note
E.O - Engineering Order

FAA - Federal Aviation Authority
FADEC - Full Authority Digital Engine Control
FCU - Flight/Fuel Control Unit
FE - Flight Engineer
FIFO - First In First Out
FMCS - Flight Management Control System
FMS - Flight Management System
FO - First Officer

GMT - Greenwich Mean Time
GPS - Global Positioning System
GPWS - Ground Proximity Warning System
GS - Glide Slope
G.S.E - Ground Support Equipment

HFEC - High Frequency Eddy Current

ICAO - International Civil Aviation organization
IDG - Integrated Drive Generator
ITEL - Illustrated Tool and Equipment List
IPC - Illustrated Parts Catalogue

JAA - Joint Aviation Authorities
JAR - Joint Aviation Requirements
JG - Job Guide (military)
JT - Junior Technician (MAS)

LAE - Licensed Aircraft Engineer
LAME - Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
LIMA - Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition
L.E.L - Lower Explosive Limit
LWTR - Licence Without Type Rating

MAS - Malaysian Airlines System
MATA - Malaysian Aviation Training Academy
METC - Malaysia airlines Engineering Training Centre
MIAT - MARA Institute of Aviation Technology
MPD - Maintenance Planning Document
MM - Maintenance Manual; Maintenance Manager
MRO - Maintenance Repair Overhaul
MTBF - Mean Time Between Failure
MTBO - Mean Time Between Overhaul
MTOW - Maximum Take Off Weight

NADI - National Aerospace & Defence Industries Sdn Bhd
NDE - Nondestructive Examination / Nondestructive Evaluation
NDI - Nondestructive Inspection
NDT - Nondestructive Testing / Non-destructive testing
NTSB - National Transport Safety Board

PAD - Proposed Airworthiness Directive
PDM - Periodic Depot Maintenance (military)

QA - Quality Assurance
QAI - Quality Assurance Inspector
QAM - Quality Assurance Manager
QEC - Quick Engine Change

RI - Repair Instructions
RMAF - Royal Malaysian Air Force


TEM - Tool Equipment Manual
TSN - Time Since New
TSO - Time Since Overhaul

SAE - Sepang Aircraft Engineering
SAS - Systematic Aviation Services
SB - Service Bulletins
SIB - Safety Information Bulletin
SI - Shop Instructions or Special Instructions
SIL - Service Information Letter
SRM - Structural Repair Manual
STC - Supplemental Type Certificate

TCTO - Time Compliance Technical Order (military)(Similar to Service Bulletins)
TM - Technical Manual (military)
TJT - Trainee Junior Technician (MAS)
TSM - Trouble-Shooting Manual
T.O - Technical Order (military)

USAF - United States Air Force

VCC - Vapor Cooling Cycle

WDM - Wiring Diagram Manual

-to be continued-

DEFINITIONS OF TERMINOLOGIES (PART 66)

Aircraft - means any machine that can derive support in the atmosphere from the reactions of the air other than reactions of the air against the earth’s surface.

Certifying staff - means personnel responsible for the release of an aircraft or a component after maintenance.

Component - means any engine, propeller,part or appliance.

Continuing airworthiness - means all of the processes ensuring that, at any time in its
operating life, the aircraft complies with the airworthiness requirements in force and is in a condition for safe operation

Large aircraft - means an aircraft, classified as an aeroplane with a maximum take-off mass of more than 5700 kg, or a multi-engined helicopter

Maintenance - means any one or combination of overhaul, repair, inspection,replacement, modification or defect rectification of an aircraft or component, with the exception of pre- flight inspection.

Organisation - means a natural person, a legal person or part of a legal person. Such an organisation may be established at more than one location whether or not within the territory of the Member States

Pre-flight inspection - means the inspection carried out before flight to ensure that the aircraft is fit for the intended flight.

Real planes have propellers!
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04-28-2011, 10:42 PM
Post: #2
torx Wrote:Abbreviations:

AD - Airworthiness Directives
AN - Airworthiness Notices
APR-ATC - APR Aviation Training Centre
ATO - Approved Training Organization
DCA - Department of Civil Aviation
DCAM - Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia
DTS - Dilog Training Services
SB - Service Bulletins
MATA - Malaysian Aviation Training Academy
METC - Malaysia airlines Engineering Training Centre
MIAT - MARA Institute of Aviation Technology
TAME - Trainee Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
-to be continued-

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04-29-2011, 02:16 AM
Post: #3
Hi,

Can I add some more....


SIB - Safety Information Bulletin
SIL - Service Information Letter
PAD - Proposed Airworthiness Directive
TEM - Tool Equipment Manual
ITEL - Illustrated Tool and Equipment List
MPD - Maintenance Planning Document
AMM - Aircraft Maintenance Manual
CMM - Component Maintenance Manual
T.O - Technical Order (military)
T.M - Technical Manual (military)
P.D.M - Periodic Depot Maintenance (military)
C.C.I.P - Corrosion Control Inspection Program (military)
T.C.T.O - Time Compliance Technical Order (military)(Similar to Service Bulletins)
J.G - Job Guide (military)
S.I - Shop Instructions
E.I - Engineering Instructions
E.O - Engineering Order (military)
RMAF - Royal Malaysian Air Force
USAF - United States Air Force
MAS - Malaysian Airlines System
AIROD - Aircraft Inspection Repair Overhaul Depot
SAE - Sepang Aircraft Engineering
SAS - Systematic Aviation Services
G.S.E - Ground Support Equipment

- to be continued -<br /><br />-- Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:10 am --<br /><br />- continue from above -

NADI - National Aerospace & Defence Industries Sdn Bhd
LIMA - Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition
DSA - Defence Services Asia Exhibition & Conference
STC - Supplemental Type Certificate
NDT - Nondestructive Testing / Non-destructive testing
NDI - Nondestructive Inspection
NDE - Nondestructive Examination / Nondestructive Evaluation
HFEC - High Frequency Eddy Current
Port - Left
Starboard - Right
QEC - Quick Engine Change
L.E.L - Lower Explosive Limit
VCC - Vapor Cooling Cycle
CPCP - Corrosion Prevention and Control Program

- to be continued -
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04-29-2011, 06:19 AM
Post: #4
thanks lamewannabe and mamat. :^^:

Real planes have propellers!
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04-29-2011, 09:12 PM
Post: #5
torx could you stick this useful thread on top.. and lock this thread as to avoid chit chatting. I believe it will be getting messy in a short time. i think its fair enough that only certain people get access in managing these abbreviations.

thank you.

“A friend cannot be considered a friend until he is tested in three occasions: in time of need, behind your back, and after your death.”
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04-30-2011, 01:33 AM
Post: #6
mosumo,
I'll recompile all contributions to the first page.
Chats of course, will be deleted.
I thought of locking the thread but.. none can post..
Thanks for the proposals.

Real planes have propellers!
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04-30-2011, 10:06 PM
Post: #7
EASA ? :><.:
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04-30-2011, 10:09 PM
Post: #8
Hehe, how can we missed that one!

EASA - European Aviation Safety Agency :^^:

Real planes have propellers!
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05-02-2011, 12:24 PM
Post: #9
MRO ? :><.:
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05-02-2011, 12:32 PM
Post: #10
hehe.. we always missed the obvious one. thanx aaron.

Real planes have propellers!
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