Sunday, 23 June 2013

Aviation Jargons

A Glossary of Aviation Acronyms [Aviation  Terms and Definitions ]
Aviation Jargon is sometimes a confusing and frustrating language and full three, four or more letter acronyms which can catch out even the knowledgeable! Sometime the picture is further confused by a single acronym having a number of meanings depending on the context in which it is used. 
Take for example the acronym IFE, it has several meanings depending on the area of aviation it relates to, it can mean 'In- Flight Emergency', 'In-Flight Entertainment' or 'International Flight Engineers'. Confused ? 
Hopefully you won't be with the Jargon Buster you may be able to successfully navigate the multitude of meanings.
The listing is in alphabetical order for easier navigation. We hope it helps.

List of Abbreviations
ATPL        Airline Transport Pilot License
DGCA      Directorate General of Civil Aviation
CAA          Civil Aviation Authority
CAR          Civil Aviation Regulations
CARs        Canadian Aviation Regulations
ATC          Air Traffic Control
DGR         Dangerous Goods Regulation
EASA       European Aviation Safety Agency
EW Empty Weight
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
GA general aviation
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
IATA International Air Transport Association
NOTAM notice to airmen
CASA        Civil Aviation Safety Authority
TCCA       Transport Canada Civil Aviation 
SPL          Student Pilot License
PPL         Private Pilot License
CPL         Commercial Pilot License

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