PHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6510 posts, RR: 16 Reply 2, posted (3 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1975 times:
I'll just write a bunch that I know, including airport codes relevant to news we've been discussing recently, as well as some Japanese airlines being discussed in the forums.
TAK- Takamatsu (emergency landing location of the NH 787 which had battery issues, triggering the grounding)
TYO- Area locator for the Tokyo region (HND, NRT)
UBJ- Ube Airport
SDJ- Sendai Airport (swamped during the 2011 tsunami)
BC- Skymark Airlines (Soon to take deliveries of A380s and A330s)
7G- Starflyer (LCC)
MM- Peach Aviation
GK- Jetstar Japan
KZ- NCA Nippon Cargo Airlines
JW- Air Asia Japan
EH- ANA Wings (regional subsidiary of NH)
FW- Ibex Airlines
JH- Fuji Dream Airlines
HD- Air Do (Hokkaido International Airlines)
NQ- Air Japan (NH Charter division; fleet commonly used within NH's regular fleet)
LQ- Solaseed Air (popular airline in Kyushu)
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airnorth From Canada, joined Jun 2011, 45 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (3 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1933 times:
Thanks for starting this thread VC10er!
I usually try google but that really only meets with limited success.
I am not a big fan of acronyms, and I work in government, so we use them all the time, much to my chagrin.
It would be great if this thread was pinned so those of us not in the "business" so to speak, can keep up.
I am surprised to not see the 777-200 and the 777-200ER differentiated in either of those lists. I have seen it referred to as the 77E on here, but I guess that is non-official? Likewise, the 777-F seems to be grouped with the 777-200LR in these lists and is not referred to as the 77F.
Oh, and, not a code as such, but the 777 has also been called the T7 on here, for Triple-Seven.
RyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 4053 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (3 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1678 times:
Quoting Kuja (Reply 11): I am surprised to not see the 777-200 and the 777-200ER differentiated in either of those lists
Interesting, I never knew that. I've just had a look, and the 747-400 and 747-400ER aren't differentiated either. I have always used 74E (as have many other posters), but apparently a 74E is a 747-400 Combi.
Oh well, I'll probably still use 74E anyway. The only operator of the type is Qantas, and I'm pretty certain that nobody is going to get confused and think that QF fly Combis!
Incidentally, I've seen several posters on here use 77A for 777-200 (non-ER)
pre-merger United Airlines, pre-merger Continental Airlines
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to differentiate, mainly, the work groups within UnitedContinentalHoldings (for example: 'currently no sCO pilots fly sUA 744s' or 'the crew on my sUA A319 on the pmCO route IAH-YVR was great' etc) despite there being 1 operating certificate, IIRC...
Next up: LAX-LHR NZ002 Y SkyCouch! LHR-LAX NZ001 Y
TCAS stands for Traffic Collision Avoidance System . I'm not a pilot nor an expert, but it is basically a technology which is designed to detect any aircraft nearby and warn flight crews if there's any incoming traffic that has been dangerously close to the aircraft, and thus preventing mid-air collisions, should flight crews react to the TCAS accordingly.
Thanks for starting this thread anyway, really helpful for me in understanding some of the abbreviation used here!
VFR = visual flight rules (when you learn to fly and haven't been trained on instrument flying in cloud or other low visibility situations, e.g. at night) You have to fly with a certain horizontal visibility, i.e. steer clear of clouds, and have to see the ground at all times.
AGL = above ground level
IFR = instrument flight rules. When you are qualified to fly on instruments alone as you have to at night, and in low visibility.
OCTA = measure of cloud cover in 1/8ths
CTA = Control area, for air traffic control
VFR also gets used a lot on this board and elsewhere to describe passengers "Visiting Friends and Relatives." When I was new to A.net it took me a while to figure that one out. I could tell from context that it was some kind of price-sensitive, low-yielding traffic, but didn't know exactly what it was.