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A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread  
User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2984 posts, RR: 13
Posted (1 year 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2790 times:
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I have been a member for a few years now, and I understand some but not all acronyms and I'm afraid to ask. Maybe others here are like me?

I will start with a popular one I haven't figured out exactly, then some may come out of the woodwork and add others for the sake of everyone TYVM:

ITPE (please, help!)  


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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 13114 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

Quoting VC10er (Thread starter):
ITPE

Industrial Technical Professional Employees



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7959 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2733 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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User currently offlineairnorth From Canada, joined Jun 2011, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2691 times:
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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.

Thanks again.
Airnorth


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25999 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

IATA has a list of quite a few.
http://www.iata.org/pressroom/facts_figures/pages/acronyms.aspx

Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
http://www.casa.gov.au/scripts/nc.dll?WCMS:PWA::pc=PC_93071

U.S. FAA.
http://www.faa.gov/airports/resources/acronyms/

Transport Canada.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviatio...eneral-exams-abbreviation-2176.htm


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 13114 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2672 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 4):
IATA has a list of quite a few.

The list can also be found on Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airports_by_IATA_code:_A



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25999 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 5):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 4):
IATA has a list of quite a few.

The list can also be found on Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...de:_A

The Wikipedia list covers airport codes, unrelated to the acronyms in the IATA link.


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7959 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 6):
The Wikipedia list covers airport codes, unrelated to the acronyms in the IATA link.

When I pulled some of the airline codes above, I used wiki, but had to individually search those airlines.



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User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2456 times:

Quoting VC10er (Thread starter):
ITPE (please, help!)  

this is also a common mis-spelling in the United fleet update thread for IPTE - International Premium Travel Experience  

the one I haven't figured out - embarrassingly - is: smh   (and I don't think its exclusive to ANet or Aviation...)


User currently offlineKuja From Bermuda, joined Aug 2013, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

Quoting LHRBFSTrident (Reply 8):
the one I haven't figured out - embarrassingly - is: smh

That one (at least in all of the places I have seen it used) is 'shaking my head'.


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6613 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2444 times:

Could someone help me with all the Boeing 777 codes?


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User currently offlineKuja From Bermuda, joined Aug 2013, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2441 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 10):
Could someone help me with all the Boeing 777 codes?

If you mean the type designation codes, then, from a quick search:

777 (all types)
IATA: 777

777-200
IATA: 772
ICAO: B772

777-200ER
ICAO: B772

777-200LR
IATA: 77L
ICAO: B77L

777-300
IATA: 773
ICAO: B773

777-300ER
IATA: 77W
ICAO: B77W

777-F
ICAO: B77L

Sources:
http://www.flugzeuginfo.net/table_accodes_iata_en.php
http://www.icao.int/publications/DOC8643/Pages/Doc8643.aspx

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.


User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5939 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2436 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)



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User currently onlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1907 posts, RR: 42
Reply 13, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2417 times:
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How about 2 PAX and 1 PAP. A LOT of people type out 1 PAX which is technically incorrect  

Martijn



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User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

Quoting Kuja (Reply 9):

Quoting LHRBFSTrident (Reply 8):
the one I haven't figured out - embarrassingly - is: smh

That one (at least in all of the places I have seen it used) is 'shaking my head'.

Thanks - makes complete sense now!


User currently offlinen92r03 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

How about pmua, pmco and sua and sco?

User currently offlineStlHsvSfoSan From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

There is also RON - Remain OverNight

Who is this Ron guy anyway, and why does he spend many nights at the airport ? 


User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

Quoting n92r03 (Reply 15):
How about pmua, pmco and sua and sco?

pre-merger United Airlines, pre-merger Continental Airlines
subsidiary United Airlines, subsidiary Continental Airlines

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...


User currently offlinen92r03 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2187 times:

Quoting LHRBFSTrident (Reply 17):

Thanks for the clarification!


User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2984 posts, RR: 13
Reply 19, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2153 times:
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IIRC? This is a big one and I don't really know what it means  

Also, on the LAN 787 thread about a potential mid-air "conflict" there are a number of acronyms;

TCAS. VFR. AGL. IFR. OCTA. CTA.

HELP!



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User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6843 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2152 times:

Quoting VC10er (Reply 19):
IIRC?

IIRC it's "if I remember correctly"


And from your first TYVM is probably "thank you very much"

[Edited 2013-08-29 04:22:51]


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User currently offlinedirktraveller From Singapore, joined Jan 2011, 623 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

Quoting VC10er (Reply 19):
TCAS

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!  Smile

Regards,
Dirktraveller.

[Edited 2013-08-29 08:59:01]

User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6843 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

Quoting VC10er (Reply 19):
VFR. AGL. IFR. OCTA. CTA.

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



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User currently offlineredzeppelin From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

Quoting oly720man (Reply 22):
VFR = visual flight rules

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.



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