347 abbreviations
Abbreviation Meaning
ETP equal time point
EUROCAE European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment
EW Empty Weight
FAA U.S. Department of Transportations' Federal Aviation Administration
FADEC full authority digital engine control
FAF final approach fix
FANS future air navigation system
FAP final approach point
FAROS final approach runway occupancy signal
FATO final approach and take off
FBO fixed base operator
FBW fly-by-wire
FCOM flight crew operating manual
FD flight director
FDM flight data monitoring
FDR flight data recorder (also known as black box)
FEP final end point
FIR flight information region
FL flight level
FMC flight management computer (same as FMS)
FMS flight management system
FOO flight operation officer
FOQA flight operational quality assurance
FPA flight path angle
FPL filed flight plan
FSF Flight Safety Foundation
FSS flight service station
G/A or GA go-around
G/S glideslope
GA general aviation
GCA Ground-controlled approach
GEA Ground effect area
GLOC g-induced loss of consciousness, where g is acceleration relevant to the acceleration caused by gravity
GND ground
GP glide path. See Instrument landing system
GPWS ground proximity warning system
GS groundspeed
GSE ground support equipment
H Heavy
HAZMAT Hazardous Material
HIRO High Intensity Runway Operation
HIWAS Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service
HL Height loss
HLD hold (hold altitude or speed or something else) (same as maintain, but not maintenance!)
HPA human-powered aircraft
HSI horizontal situation indicator
HUD head-up display
HYD hydraulic
HYDIM hydraulic interface module
IAF initial approach fix