AIRCRAFT ABBREVIATIONS

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A Air
A Alternate
A Amber
A Ampere
A Area
A.ICE "Anti-ice, Anti-Icing"
A.T.I.S Airbus Technical Information System
A/BRK Autobrake
A/C Aircraft
A/COLL Anti-Collision
A/D Analog to Digital Converter (conversion)
A/D Analog/Digital
A/DC Analog-to-Digital Converter
A/F Auto Flight
A/G Air to Ground
A/N Alphanumeric
A/N SIZE Alpha Numeric Size
A/R Audio Reproducer
A/S Airspeed
A/S Auto Stabilization
A/SKID Anti-Skid
A/STAB Auto Stabilizer
A/T Adjustment/Test
A/THR Autothrust
A/XFMR Autotransformer
AA Arithmetical Average
AAAH Airbus Approved Abbreviations Handbook
AAC Airline Administrative Communications
AADC Analog Air Data Computer
AAL Above Aerodrome Level
AAP Additional Attendant Panel
ABBR Abbreviation
ABCD Airbus Collective Data Dictionary
ABD Airbus Directives
ABM Abeam
ABM APU Build-up Manual
ABNORM Abnormal
ABRN Airborne
ABS Autobrake System
ABS VAL Absolute Value
ABSORB Absorber
ABV Above
AC Airplane Characteristics for Airport Planning
AC Alternating Current
ACARS Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System
ACC Active Clearance Control
ACC Airbus Configuration Control
ACC Area Control Centre
ACCEL Acceleration/Accelerate
ACCESS Accessory
ACCLRM Accelerometer
ACCU Accumulator
ACD Airframe Certification Document
ACE Airbus Concurrent Engineering
ACE Altimeter Control Equipment
ACFT Aircraft
ACFU Aircraft Check Follow Up
ACIA Asynchronous Communications Interface Adaptor
ACK Acknowledge
ACM Abbreviated Component Maintenance Manual
ACM Aircraft Conversion Manual
ACMM Abbreviated Component Maintenance Manual
ACMP Airframe Condition Monitoring Procedure
ACMR Aircraft Configuration Management Rules
ACMS Aircraft Condition Monitoring System
ACN Aircraft Classification Number
ACOB Automatic Call Out Box
ACOC Air Cooled Oil Cooler
ACP Altimeter Check Point
ACP Area Call Panel
ACP Audio Control Panel
ACQ Acquire
ACQN Acquisition
ACS Access
ACS Alternating Current Supply
ACT Active
ACT Activity
ACT Additional Center Tank
ACTD Actuated
ACTG Actuating
ACTN Action
ACTR Actuator
ACTVT Activate
ACU Antenna Coupler Unit
ACVR Alternating Current Voltage Ratio
AD Aerodrome
AD Airplane Datum
AD Airworthiness Directive
ADAU Auxiliary Data Acquisition Unit
ADB Area Distribution Box
ADC Air Data Computer
ADD "Addition, Additional"
ADD Aircraft Description Data Base
ADD BY Added By
ADF Automatic Direction Finder
ADG Air Driven Generator
ADI Attitude Director Indicator
ADIRS Air Data/Inertial Reference System
ADIRU Air Data/Inertial Reference Unit
ADJ Adjust
ADJMT Adjustment
ADM Air Data Module
ADPM Aircraft Deactivation Procedures Manual
ADPTN Adaptation
ADPTR Adapter
ADR Advisory Route
ADR Air Data Reference
ADRS Address
ADS Air Data System
ADS Automatic Dependent Surveillance
ADU Align Display Unit
ADV Advisory
AEB Airline Engineering Bulletin
AECMA The European Association of Aerospace Industries
AEEC Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee
AERO Aviation Routine Weather Report
AES Aircraft Earth Station
AEVC Avionics Equipment Ventilation Computer
AEX Access Authorized
AF All Freighter
AF Audio Frequency
AF DME Arc to Fixed Waypoint
AFB Antifriction Bearing
AFC Automatic Frequency Control
AFCS Automatic Flight Control System
AFECU Automatic Fire Extinguishing Control Unit
AFR Airframe
AFS Automatic Flight System
AFTN Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network
AFU Artificial Feel Unit
AGB Accessory Gearbox
AGC Automatic Gain Control
AGE Aircraft Ground Equipment
AGG Airbus General Guide
AGL Above Ground Level
AGMT Augment
AGW Actual Gross Weight
AH Ampere Hour
AHRS Attitude and Heading Reference System
AHRU Attitude and Heading Reference Unit
AI Anti-Icing
AIB Airbus Industrie
AIC Access Illustration Cards
AID Aircraft Installation Delay
AIDS Aircraft Integrated Data System
AIG Accident Investigation
AIL Aileron
AIM Aircraft Integrated Maintenance
AIM-FANS Airbus Interoperable Modular-Future Air Navigation Sys
AIMS Airbus Inventory Management System
AIP Aeronautical Information Publication
AIP Attendant Indication Panel
AIQI Airbus Industrie Quality Instruction
AIR Aircraft Inspection Report
AIRCOND Air Conditioning
AIS Aeronautical Information Service
AIS Audio Integrated System
AISI American Iron and Steel Institute
ALERFA Alert Phase
ALF Aft Looking Forward
ALHP Airframe Life-History Program
ALIGN Alignment
ALPHA Angle-of-Attack
ALPHANUM Alphanumerical
ALS Approach Light System
ALT Altitude
ALT ACQ Altitude Acquire
ALT TO Alternate To
ALTM Altimeter
ALTN "Alternate, Alternative"
ALTU Annunciator Light Test Unit
ALU Arithmetic and Logic Unit
AM Airbus Methodes
AM Amplitude Modulation
AMB Ambient
AMC Acceptable Means of Compliance
AMM Aircraft Maintenance Manual
AMM Ammeter
AMP Amperage
AMP Ampere
AMPL Amplifier
AMS Aeronautical Material Specifications
AMS Aerospace Material Specification
AMS Aircraft Modification Status
AMTOSS Aircraft Maintenance Task Oriented Support System
AMU Audio Management Unit
AN Air Navigation
ANCE Announce
AND Aircraft Nose Down
ANI Analog Input
ANLG Analogic
ANN Annunciator
ANN LT Annunciator Light
ANNCE Announce
ANNCMT Announcement
ANO Analog Output
ANPT Aeronautical National Taper Pipe Threads
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ANT Antenna
ANU Aircraft Nose Up
AO Access Opening
AOA Angle-Of-Attack
AOAS Angle of Attack Sensor
AOC Airline Operational Control
AOG Aircraft On Ground
AOHX Air/Oil Heat Exchanger
AOM Aircraft Operating Manual
AP Airborne Printer
AP Airbus Procedures
AP Autopilot
AP/FD Autopilot/Flight Director
APASHE Aircraft Publication Automated Shipping Expedite
APC Area Positive Control
APLC Aircraft Power Line Conditioner
APM Aircraft Performance Monitoring Program
APM Airport Planning Manual
APM ARINC Processing Module
APP Appearance
APP Approach Control - Approach Control Office
APP Approach Control-Approach Control Office
APPR Approach
APPROX Approximately
APPU Asymmetry Position Pick Off Unit
APS Aircraft Prepared for Service
APS Auxiliary Power Supply
APU Auxiliary Power Unit
APU AFE APU Automatic Fire Extinguishing Control Unit
AR As Required
ARG Arresting Gear or Hook
ARINC Aeronautical Radio Incorporated
ARM Aircraft Recovery Manual
ARMD Armed
ARMG Arming
ARMT Armament
ARND Around
ARO After Receipt Order
ARP Aerodrome Reference Point - Airport Reference Point
ARP Aeronautical Recommended Practice
ARPT Airport
ARR "Arrival, Arriving"
ART Active Repair Time
ARTCC Air Route Traffic Control Centre
ARTCLD Articulated
ARTF Artificial
AS Airscoop
ASA All Speed Aileron
ASAP As soon as possible
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASD Accelerate Stop Distance
ASDC Airline Service Data Collection
ASE Airborne Support Equipment
ASF Amperes per Square Foot
ASI Airspeed Indicator
ASIC Application Specific Integrated Circuits
ASM Aircraft Schematics Manual
ASM American Society for Metals
ASN Aerospatiale Norme (Standard)
ASP Audio Selector Panel
ASR Airport Surveillance Radar
ASSY Assembly
ASYM Asymmetric(al)
AT Autothrottle
AT Autothrust
ATA Air Transport Association of America
ATAM Airbus Take-off Analysis Module
ATB ATA 100 Breakdown
ATC Air Traffic Control
ATCA Air Traffic Control Board
ATCDB Aircraft Technical Characteristics Data Base
ATCH Attach(ment)
ATCI Air Traffic Control and Information
ATCK Attack
ATCRB Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon
ATCSS Air Traffic Control Data Link Signalling System
ATD Aircraft Technical Definition
ATE Automatic Test Equipment
ATEC Automatic Test Equipment Complex
ATI Air Transport Indicator
ATIMS Air Traffic and Information Management System
ATLAS Abbreviated Test Language for All Systems
ATLAS Abbreviated Test Language for Avionics Systems
ATM Air Traffic Management
ATM Aircraft Transportability Manual
ATM Available Ton-Mile
ATMS Advanced Text Management System
ATN Aeronautical Telecommunications Network
ATR Austin Trumbull Radio
ATRCCS Automatic Turbine Rotor Clearance Control System
ATS Air Traffic Service
ATS Airbus Technical Specification
ATS Autothrottle System
ATS Autothrust System
ATSU Air Traffic Service Unit
ATT Attitude
ATT Attitude Reference
ATTEN Attenuation
ATTND Attendant
ATZ Aerodrome Traffic Zone
AUD Audio
AUDSWTGSYS Audio Switching System
AUDSWTGUNI Audio Switching Unit
AUTH Authorize
AUTO Automatic
AUTOCAL Autocalibration
AUTOLAND Automatic Landing
AUW All-Up Weight
AUX Auxiliary
AVAIL Available
AVG Average
AVIONICS Aviation Electronics
AVNCS Avionics
AVRS Audio/Video Recording System
AWB Air Waybill
AWG American Wire Gage
AWG Audible Warning Generator
AWL Aircraft Wiring List
AWLS All Weather Landing System
AWM Aircraft Wiring Manual
AWS American Welding Society
AWY Airway
AX Access Authorized
AX Longitudinal Acceleration
AY Lateral Acceleration
AZ Azimuth
AZ Vertical Acceleration
AZFW Actual Zero Fuel Weight
A/L Airline
AAR Air-to-Air Refueling
ABCU Alternate Braking Control Unit
ABDC Avionics Broadcast Data Collector
ABSELV Alternate Brake Selector Valve
ACCUR Accuracy
ACGS Aircraft GSM Server
ACR Avionics Communication Router
ACSC Air Conditioning System Controller
ACTIV Active
ACTVN Activation
ADCN Avionics Data Communication Network
ADMZ Aircraft DeMilitarized Zone
AESS Aircraft Environment Surveillance System
AESU Aircraft Environment Surveillance Unit
AFDX Avionics Full Duplex Switched Ethernet
AFFECTD Affected
AFFIRM Affirmative
AFL Auto Flush
AFM Aircraft Flight Manual
AFMC Auxiliary Fuel Management Computer
AFMR Airframer
AFN ATS Facilities Notification
AFTR After
AGP Alternate Gauging Processor
AGS Aircraft GSM Server
AGU Air Generation Unit
AIBU Advanced Illumination Ballast Unit
AICU Anti Ice Control Unit
AIME Autonomous Integrity Monitored Extrapolation
AIMI Avionics Information Management Interface
AINS Aircraft Information Network System
ALIGND Aligned
ALLWD Allowed
ALNA Airline Network Architecture
ALSCU Auxiliary Level Sensing Control Unit
AMDB Airport Mapping DataBase
ANSA At Nearest Suitable Airport
ANSU Aircraft Network Server Unit
AOD Audio on Demand
AOMT Airbus Onboard Maintenance Tool
API Application Programming Interface
APPL Application
ARC Air Refueling Computer
ARU Audio Reproducer Unit
ARV Alternate Refill Valve
ASPSU Autonomous Standby Power Supply Unit
ATIS Automatic Terminal Information Service
AVS Avionics Ventilation System
ACD Additional Control Device
ACM Air Cycle Machine
ACU Air Cooling Unit
ACU Antenna Control Unit
ADB Airport DataBase
ADU Area Distribution Unit
AGB Angle Gearbox
AGC APU Generator Contactor
AMS Air-ground Message Server
APS Absolute Pressure Sensor
APS Avionics Printing Service
ARP Aerospace Recommended Practice
ASA Audio and Sign Adapter
ASM Air Separation Module
ATA Actual Time of Arrival
ATD Actual Time of Departure
AVAIL Availability
ABCM Alternate Brake Control Manifold
ABN Abnormal
ACMS-RT ACMS-Real Time
ACMS-SA ACMS-Server Application
ADHF Adaptive Droop Hinge Function
ADIS AFDX Digital Injection System
AFCD Aft Cargo Door
AFRP Aramid Fiber Reinforced Plastic
AGLC APU Generator Line Contactor
AIPC Aircraft Illustrated Parts Catalog
AIT Accident Information Telex
ALE Automatic Link Establishment
AME Amplitude Modulation Equivalent
AOT All Operators Telex
APT AIRBUS PILOT TRANSITION
ARN Aircraft Registration Number
ASS Aircraft Security System
ASSCU Aircraft Security System Control Unit
ATSAW Airborne Traffic Situational Awareness
AGS Air Generation System
AFM Airplane Flight Manual
ACT AIRBUS COMPETENCE TRAINING
ALS Airworthiness Limitation Section
ARU Aircraft Router Unit
ASD Aircraft Schematic Diagram
AWL Attendant Work Light

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