Helicopter Acronyms

4iRFourth Industrial Revolution
A2GAir To Ground
AADAUAustralian Antarctic Division
AAIBUKAir Accidents Investigation Branch
AAMAdvanced Air Mobility
AAMSUSAssociation of Air Medical Services
AAPBUSAir Ambulance and Patient Billing
AATDAdvanced Aviation Training Device
AATDUSUS Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate
ABACEAsian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition
ACLCUSUS Army Aviation Center Logistics Support Command
ACSAircraft Communications System
ACSFAuthorized Customer Service Facility
ACUAircraft Communication Unit
ADAHRSAir Data and solid-state Attitude/Heading Reference System
ADCAir Data Computer
ADIAttitude Director Indicator
ADS-BAutomatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast
AEDCUSArnold Engineering Development Center
AETCUSAir Education and Training Command
AFBAir Force Base
AFCSAutomatic Flight Control System
AFGSCUSAir Force Global Strike Command
AFRLUSAir Force Research Laboratory
AGWAlternate Gross Weight
AHLCNChina Advanced Heavy Lift
AHMECUSAmerican Helicopter Museum and Education Center
AHRSAttitude and Heading Reference System
AHSUSAmerican Helicopter Society International
AHSAFAUSAmerican Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association
AI/ADIAttitude Indicator
AIBNNOAccident Investigation Board of Norway
AIRSAirborne Image Recording System
AISAutomatic Identification System
ALDSAerial Liquid Delivery System
ALEAir Launched Effects
ALSAirborne Locator Systems
AMCAuthorized Maintenance Center
AMCMAirborne Mine CounterMeasures
AMCNUSAirMedCare Network
AMCOMUSUS Army Aviation and Missile Command
AMLCDActive-Matrix Liquid Crystal Display
AMNSAirborne Mine Neutralization System
AMOUSCBP Air and Marine Operations
AMROCAuthorized Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center
AMSAAUAustralian Maritime Safety Authority
ANCCUSAmerican Nurses Credentialing Center
AoAAnalysis of Alternatives
AOCAir Operator Certificate
AOGAircraft on Ground
AORArea Of Responsibility
APARActive Phased Array Radar
APASAdvanced Pilot Assistance System
APUAuxiliary Power Unit
AShMAnti-Ship Missile
ATCAir Traffic Control
ATMAir Traffic Management
ATOApproved Training Organisations
ATOLAutomatic Take-Off and Landing
ATSBAUAustralian Transport Safety Bureau
ATTCUS Aviation Technical Test Center
AUVSIAssociation for Unmanned Vehicle Systems InternationalAUVSI
AVCATTAviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer
AVDSAirborne Video Downlink System
AVOAir Vehicle Operator
AWPAerial Work Platform
AWRAirworthiness Release
AWSARAll Weather Search and REscue
B/UBroken Up
B2BBusiness to Business
BAAINBwDEFederal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support
BARSBasic Aviation Risk Standard Program
BPSBallistic Protection System
BTCWFSBallistic Tolerant Crash-Worthy Fuel System
BVLOSBeyond Visual Line of Sight
C-UASCounter-Unmanned Aerial System
C4IRCommand, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
C4ISRCommand, Control, Computer, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
CAACivil Aviation Authority
CAACCNCivil Aviation Administration of China
CAANZNZCivil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
CAASUSCommon Digital Avionics Architecture
CAMOContinued Airworthiness Management Organisation
CAMTSCommission on Accreditation of Medical Transport SystemsCAMTS
CASAAUCivil Aviation Safety Authority
CASEVACCasualty evacuation
CASRCivil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998
CBRNChemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear
CBTComputer Based Training
CCDCUSUS Army Combat Capabilities Development Command
CDICourse Deviation Indicator
CDRCritical Design Review
CFITControlled Flight Into Terrain
CFTDContainerized Flight Training Device
CGASUSCoast Guard Air Station
CMDSCountermeasure Dispensing System
CMHPCACanadian Maritime Helicopter Project
CMLUCACormorant Mid-Life Upgrade
CNATRAUSChief of Naval Air Training
COECenter of Excellence
COMFRCUSCommander, Fleet Readiness Centers
COMRUKCivil Owned Military Registered
CONOPSConcept of Operations
CONUSUSContinental United States
COOPContingency Of Operations Plan
COTSCommercial Off-The-Shelf
CR&OComponent Repair and Overhaul
CRFSCrash Resistant Fuel System
CRFTCrash Resistant Fuel Tank
CSDPCommon Security and Defence Policy
CSFCustomer Service Facility
CTECulminating Training Exercise
CTFCertified Training Facility
CTOLConventional Take-Off and Landing aircraft
CVFDRCombination of Cockpit Voice Recorder and Flight Data Recorder
CVRCockpit Voice Recorder
CVSCombined Vision System
DAGIRDigital Air Ground Integration Range
DARDesign Approval Representative
DARAUKDefence Aviation Repair Agency
DCMAUSDefense Contract Management Agency
DCRDynamic Component Repair
DFCDevelopment Flight Center
DFESAUDepartment of Fire and Emergency Services
DGAFRDirection Générale de l'Armement
DGACFRFrench Civil Aviation Authority
DIFFSDeck Integrated Fire Fighting System
DLQDeck Landing Qualifications
DMCDirect Maintenance Costs
DMFDesignated Maintenance Facility
DOADesign Organization Approval
DOFDesignated Overhaul Facility
DRMOUSDefense Reutilization and Marketing Office
DSCAUSDefense Security Cooperation Agency
DSORDepot Source of Repair
DSTAUDefence Science and Technology
DVEDegraded Visual Environment
DVESDegraded Visual Environment System
EADIElectronic Attitude Director Indicator
EASAEuropean Union Aviation Safety AgencyEuropean Commission
EBACEEuropean Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition
EBITEarnings Before Interest and Taxes
EBITAEarnings Before Interest, Taxes, and Amortization
EBITDAEarnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization
EBSEmergency Breathing System
EBSEngine Backup System
EBTEvidence based Training
ECTMEngine Condition Trend Monitoring
eCTOLElectrical Conventional Take-Off and Landing aircraft
EDAEuropean Defence Agency
EDAElectronic Document Associate
EDAUSExcess Defense Articles
EDCUEngine Data Concentrator Unit
EDHMEngine Diagnosis and Health Monitoring
EFASExpeditionary Fluid Analysis System
EFBElectronic Flight Bag
EFIElectronic Flight Instruments
EFISElectronic Flight Instrument System
EFSEmergency Float System
EFVSEnhanced Flight Vision Systems
EGNOSEuropean Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service
EGPWSEnhanced Ground Proximity Warning System
EICASEngine Instruments and Crew Alert System
EISEngine Indication System
ELTEmergency Locator Transmitter
EMAEmergency Management Agency
EMAREuropean Defence Agency's European Military Airworthiness Requirements
EMDEngineering Manufacturing Development
EMDElectronic Miscellaneous Document
EMEAEurope, Middle East and Africa
EMFFEuropean Maritime and Fisheries Fund
EMSEnvironmental Management System
EMSEmergency Medical Service
EMSAEuropean Maritime Safety Agency European Commission
EMTEmergency Medical Technicians
ENGElectronic News Gathering
EO/IRElectro-Optical and Infrared
EOIExpression of Interest
EOSEmergency Oxygen System
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
EPAFEuropean Participating Air Forces
EPASEuropean Plan for Aviation Safety
ePCRElectronic Patient Care Records
EPLBEmergency Personal Locator Beacon
EPRCEuropean Personnel Recovery Center
EPSAEnhanced Pilot Situational Awareness
ERDFEuropean Regional Development Fund
EREEmergency Response Exercise
ERFSExtended Range Fuel System
EROEngine Repair and Overhaul
ERSUKEmployer Recognition Scheme
ESGRUSEmployer Support of the Guard and Reserve
ESIElectronic Standby Instrument
ESMCPUKEmergency Services Mobile Communications Programme
ESNEmergency Services Network
ESSSExternal Stores Support System
eSTOLElectrical Short Take-Off and Landing aircraft
ETACEuropean Tactical Airlift Center
EUTMEuropean Union Training Mission
EVSEnhanced Vision System
eVTOLElectrical Vertical Take-Off and Landing aircraft
EWISElectrical Wiring Interconnection System
FAAUSFederal Aviation AdministrationFAA
FACEFuture Airborne Capability Environment
FAIFédération Aéronautique Internationale
FALFinal Assembly Line
FARPForward Armament and Refueling Point
FASGWUKFuture Anti-Surface Guided Weapon
FATOFinal Approach and Take-Off
FBOFixed Base Operator
FCASFlight Control Actuation System
FCOMFlight Crew Operating Manual
FDIFlight Director Indicator
FDMFlight Data Monitoring
FDNF-EUSForward Deployed Naval Forces-Europe
FDRFlight Data Recorder
FEDSIMUSFederal Systems Integration and Management Center
FEMAUSFederal Emergency Management Agency
FFPFixed-Frice Contract
FFSFull Flight Simulator
FIPSFull Ice Protection System
FMCFull Mission Capable
FMPFleet Management Program
FMSUSForeign Military Sales
FMSFlight Management System
FNPTFlight and Navigation Procedures Trainer
FOCACHFederal Office of Civil Aviation
FOCFFree Operating Cash Flow
FODForeign Object Damage
FODRFlight Operations Documents Repository
FOQAFlight Operations and Quality Assurance
FOSTUKFlag Officer Sea Training
FPCDUFlat Panel Control Display Unit
FRAMPUSFleet Replacement Aviation Maintenance Program (US Navy)
FRCEUSFleet Readiness Center East
FRCSEUSFleet Readiness Center Southeast
FRCSWUSFleet Readiness Center Southwest
FRIESFast Rope Insertion and Extraction System
FSLForward Stocking Location
FSRField Service Representatives
FSTUSFleet Support Team
FTDFlight Training Device
FVL MSUSFuture Vertical Lift Maritime Strike
GAMAUSGeneral Aviation Manufacturers Association
GBASGround-Based Augmentation System
GCCGulf Cooperation Council
GLS GBAS Landing System
GNSSGlobal Navigation Satellite System
GPSGlobal Positioning System
GPUGround Power Unit
GSAUSGovernment Surplus Auctions
GTOW Gross Takeoff Weight
HAARHelicopter Air-to-Air Refueling
HAATSUSHigh-altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site
HACCAHelicopter Association of Canada
HADRHumanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief
HAPSHigh Altitude Pseudo-Satellite
HARKHelicopter Aerial Rescue Kit
HARTUSHelicopter Aquatic Rescue Teams
HATSAUHelicopter Aircrew Training System
HATWSHelicopter Terrain Avoidance and Warning System
HDIHeading Indicator
HDTSHelmet Display and Tracking System
HECHuman External Cargo
HEMSHelicopter for Emergency Medical Service
HETSHuman External Transport (class D external load)
HFDMHelicopter Flight Data Monitoring
HHOHelicopter Hoist Operator
HIFRHelicopter In-Flight Refueling
HISLHigh Intensity Strobe Light
HISSHelicopter Icing Spray System
HMDHelmet Mounted Display
HMIHuman Machine Interface
HMPTHelicopter Marine Pilot Transfers
HMTSHoist Mission Training System
HMUHydromechanical Units
HSIHorizontal Situation Indicator
HSVTHelicopter Synthetic Vision Technology
HSVTOLHigh Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing
HTAWSHelicopter Terrain Awareness System
HTAWS Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System
HTDHelicopter Training Device
HUDHead-Up Display
HUETHelicopter Underwater Escape Training
HUMSHealth and Usage Monitoring System
HVBSSHelicopter visit, board, search and seizure
HWDHead Wearable Display
IAACCTUSIllinois Association of Air and Critical Care Transport
IBFInlet Barrier Filter
ICRCInternational Committee of the Red Cross
ICSIntercom Systems
ICUIntensive Care Unit
IDIQUSIndefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity
IFAKIndividualized First Aid Kit
IFRInstrument Flight Rules
IGBIntermediate Gear Box
IGWIncreased Gross Weight
IHST International Helicopter Safety Team
IIMCInadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions
IMCInstrument Meteorological Conditions
IMOInternational Maritime Organization
IMRHINIndian Multi Role Helicopter
IOCInitial Operational Capability
IOCInitial Operational Clearance
IOCIntent of Cooperation
IOGPInternational Association of Oil & Gas Producers
IoTInternet of Things
IOT&EInitial Operational Test and Evaluation
IPPIntegration Pilot Program
IQSMSIntegrated Quality Safety Management System
IS-BAOInternational Standard for Business Aircraft Operations
ISOInternational Organization for Standardization
ISRIntelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
ISSIn-Service Support
ITECInternational Training and Education Conference
ITNInvitation to Negotiate
IWSIntegrated Weapons System
JCABJPJapan Civil Aviation Bureau
JRTCUSJoint Readiness Training Center
JUONSUSJoint Urgent Operational Needs Statement
KPPKey Performance Parameter
KUHKRKorean Utility Helicopter
LAHKRKorean Light Armed Helicopter
LCHKRKorean Light Civil Helicopter
LCHINIndian Light Combat Helicopter
LHTECLight Helicopter Turbine Engine Company
LiDARLight Distance and Ranging
LOALetter of Offer and Acceptance
LoILetter of Intent
LOILevel of Interoperability
LORLetter of Request
LPVLocalizer Performance with Vertical Guidance
LRIPLow Rate Initial Production
LRULine Replaceable Unit
LTALong Term Agreement
LUCLight UAS Operator Certificate
LUHINIndian Light Utility Helicopter
LUTLimited User Testing
LWSLaser Warning Sensor
M&EMonitoring and Evaluation
MaaSMobility as a Service
MACMMultiple Award Contract for Modifications
MAFFSMilitary Aerial Firefighting System
MAWTSUSMarine Aviation Weapons and Tactics
MCASUSMarine Corps Air Station
MCFMaintenance Check Flight
MCMMine CounterMeasures
MCPMaster Caution Panel
MCPTTMission Critical Push-To-Talk
MDEMajor Defense Equipment
MDOAMilitary Designs Organisation Approval
MECCDUSArmy Medical Evacuation Concepts and Capability Division
MEDEVACMedical evacuation, also as MEDIVAC
MEMSMicro Electro Mechanical Systems
METARMeteorological Aerodrome Report
METLMission Essential Task List
MFDMultifunction Flight Display
MFDSMultifunction Display System
MFEDSModernized Flexible Engine Diagnostic System
MGBMain Gear Boxes
MGTOWMax Gross Take-Off Weight
MGWMaximum Gross Weight
MISMaintenance Information System
MMMSMulti Missions Management System
MMROManufacturing, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul
MMSMission Management System
MOAMemorandum of Agreement
MOSMilitary Occupational Specialties
MOSAModular Open Systems Approach
MoUMemorandum of Understanding
MPTMulti Purpose Terminal
MROMaintenance, Repair and Overhaul
MRTMaintenance Training Rig
MSHCHMarenco SwissHelicopter
MSRPManufacturer Suggested Retail Price
MTCMajor Trauma Centre
MTOWMaximum Takeoff Weight
MUM-TManned UnManned Teaming
MWSMissile Warning Sensor
NAAMTAUSNational Accreditation Alliance of Medical Transport Applications
NAFCAU National Aerial Firefighting Centre of Australia
NAROUKNaval Aircraft Repair Organisation
NASNaval Air Station
NAVSUP WSSUSNaval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems SupportUSN
NCOICUSNon-Commissioned Officer in Charge
NDLONONorwegian Defence Logistics Organisation
NFACUSNational Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex
NGONon-Governmental Organisation
NOTAMNotice to Airmen
NSFUSNational Science Foundation
NSOPNon-Scheduled Operator
NSPANATO Support and Procurement AgencyNSPA
NSSARUNational Service of Sanitary Aviation
NSWCUSNaval Surface Warfare Center
NVISNight Vision Imaging System
NZCAANZNew Zealand Civil Aviation Authority
OASISOpen Architecture System Integration Symbology
OCCAROrganization for Joint Armament Cooperation
OCFAUSOrange County Fire Authority
OCONUSUSOutside Continental United States
OCTCUSOrchard Combat Training Center
ODAOrganization Designation Authorization
ODMOn-Demand Mobility
OEIOne Engine Inoperative
OEMOriginal Equipment Manufacturer
OGCOpen Geospatial Consortium
OMPOperational Maintenance Program
ONRUSOffice of Naval Research
OPAOptionally Piloted Aircraft
OPBHOptionally Piloted Black Hawk
OPHOptionally Piloted Helicopter
OPLSObstacle Proximity LIDAR System
OPVOffshore Patrol Vessel
OPVOptionally Piloted Vehicle
OSACFROrganisme pour la S�curit� de l'Aviation
OSCEOrganization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
PBHParts by the Hour
PBHPower By The Hour
PBLPerformance Based Logistics
PBNPerformance Based Navigation
PCDSPersonnel Carrying Device System
PDMProgrammed Depot Maintenance
PDRPreliminary Design Review
PDT&TPost-Delivery Test and Trials
PEOProgram Executive Office
PFDPrimary Flight Display
PFRPreliminary Flight Rating
PMAParts Manufacturer Approval
PMIPlanned/periodic Maintenance Interval
PMOProject Management Office
PNGPolycon Next Generation
POAProduction Organisation Approval
POBPeople / Personnel on board
POHPilot Operating Handbook
PPEPersonal Protective Equipment
PSMProgram Support Manager
PSPPremium Service Provider
PTTSatellite Push-to-Talk
RAARequired Assets Available
RBHRepair by the Hour
RDARepair Design Approval
RFIRequest for Information
RFMRotorcraft Flight Manual
RFMSRotorcraft Flight Manual Supplement
RFPRequest For Proposal
RNAVRequired Area Navigation Performance
RNPRequired Navigation Performance
RPASRemotely-Piloted Aircraft System
RSASRotor Strike Alerting System
RTOWRunway Takeoff Weight
RTPReduce To Produce
RUASRotorcraft Unmanned Air System
RUAVRotary Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
RWRRadar Warning Receiver
SaaSSoftware as a service
SAFSustainable Aviation Fuel
SARASikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft
SBASSatellite-Based Augmentation System
SBIRUSSmall Business Innovation Research program/contract
SDARSoftware Defined Airborne Radio
SERESurvival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape
SFOHSince Factory OverHaul
SMDSmart Mission Display
SMESmall and Medium-sized Enterprises
SMESignificant Military Equipment
SMEESubject Matter Expert Exchange
SMOHSince Major OverHaul
SMSSafety Management Systems
SMSPOUSlight Standards Safety Management System Program OfficeFAA
SMSVPUSSafety Management System Voluntary ProgramFAA
SMWDCUSNaval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center
SOSASensor Open Systems Architecture
SPIFRSingle Pilot Instrument Flight Rules
SRTM Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
SSSSystem/Subsystem Specification
STCSupplemental Type Certificate
STOHSince Top OverHaul
STTSmall Tactical Terminal
SUASSmall Unmanned Aerial Systems
SVSSynthetic Vision System
SWaPLow size, Weight and Power
TAFTerminal Aerodrome (or Area) Forecast
TAWSTerrain Awareness System
TBOTime Before Overhaul
TCAACATransport Canada Civil Aviation
TCASTraffic Collision Avoidance System
TCCACATransport Canada Civil Aviation
TCCCTactical Combat Casualty Care
TCDLTactical Common Datalink
TDPMTouch Down Positioning Marker
TDTTransonic Dynamics Tunnel
TFPSTransportable Flight Proficiency Simulator
TFRTemporary Flight Restrictions
TGBTail Gear Box
TIAType Inspection Authorization
TLOFTouch-Down and Lift-Off
TLUHTRTurkish Light Utility Helicopter
TRBTail Rotor Bearing
TREType Rating Examiner
TRIType Rating Instructor
TRLTechnology Readiness Level
TSOTechnical Standard Order
TSOATechnical Standard Order Authorization
TTAFTotal Time AirFrame
TTPTactics, Techniques and Procedures
TTSNTotal Time Since New
TUASTactical Unmanned Aerial System
UAMUrban Air Mobility
UASUnmanned Air System
UAVUnmanned Aerial Vehicle
UGVUnmanned Ground Vehicle
UHPOUSU.S. Army Utility Helicopters Project Office
UIPEUniform Integrated Protective Ensemble
UKCSUKUK Continental Shelf
UNHASUnited Nations Humanitarian Air ServiceUNHAS
USAOTCUSUS Army Operational Test Command
USASACUSUS Army Security Assistance Command
USCENTCOMUSU.S. Central Command
USHSTUSUnited States Helicopter Safety Team
USLUnder-Slung Load
USMUsed Serviceable Material
USVUnmanned Surface Vessel
UTMUnmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management
VAUSVeterans Affairs
VFRVisual Flight Rules
ViDARVisual Detection and Ranging
VIPTVirtual Interactive Procedural Trainer
VMCVehicle Management Computer
VMIVendor Managed Inventory
VOCVolatile Organic Compounds
VSATVery Small Aperture Terminal for Satellite Communication
VTCValidation of Type Certification
W/OWritten Off
WAASWide Area Augmentation System
WACSWireless Airborne Communication System
WFPUNWorld Food Programme
WFUWithdrawn from Use
WICSWireless Intercommunication System
WMDWeapon of Mass Destruction
WMSWeapons Management System
WSPSWire Strike Protection System
WTD81DEBundeswehr Technical Center for Information Technology and Electronics
WTIUSWeapons and Tactics Instructor Course

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