VC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2707 posts, RR: 10 Posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2217 times:
I didn't know exactly where to post this, so I will try here...
NAGA.net = Novice Acronym Guide for Airliners.Net
Sometimes, as a novice (so please understand) but there are some "uncommon" and even very "common" acronyms on A.net that can confuse, or you get to sort of understand but don't know exactly what the acronym stands for.
So I am asking for help, really revealing my ignorance - but wishing to learn. Would some of you kindly illuminate me by listing the most common ones and explaining? Please. (or is there a guide I cannot find?)
Here are some I really don't know the exact meaning of:
(I actually totally get ETOPS)
The world is missing love, let's use our flights to spread it!
The meaning of that acronym has actually changed over time. It used to be Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards. But now it think it stands for Extended Operations since it is no longer limited to twins.
Or Engines Turn Or Passengers Swim.
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Rara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 1962 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1887 times:
O&D, CASM and RASM took me years to find out. Too lazy to look it up, I kept on guessing based on context and finally it dawned on me.
I wonder, since a.net has this nifty mouse-over feature of airline and airport codes, whether we could extend the system to some often-used aviation abbreviations? Would make the site much more accessible to newcomers I'm sure.
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