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A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:33 pm

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:

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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:35 pm

Quoting VC10er (Thread starter):
ITPE

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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:43 pm

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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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:50 pm

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.
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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:53 pm

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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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:59 pm

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.
 
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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:11 pm

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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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:50 pm

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...)
 
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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:44 pm

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'.
 
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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:27 am

Could someone help me with all the Boeing 777 codes?
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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:05 am

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.
 
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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:30 am

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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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:21 am

How about 2 PAX and 1 PAP. A LOT of people type out 1 PAX which is technically incorrect  

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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:29 am

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!
 
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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:39 am

How about pmua, pmco and sua and sco?
 
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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:56 am

There is also RON - Remain OverNight

Who is this Ron guy anyway, and why does he spend many nights at the airport ? 
 
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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:24 pm

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...
 
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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:47 pm

Quoting LHRBFSTrident (Reply 17):

Thanks for the clarification!
 
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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:14 am

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.

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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:22 am

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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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:57 pm

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

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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:20 pm

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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RE: A.net & Industry Acronyms Definition Thread

Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:33 am

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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