Helicopter Acronyms

AATDAdvanced Aviation Training Device
AATDUSUS Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate
ABACEAsian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition
ACSFAuthorized Customer Service Facility
ADS-BAutomatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast
AFBAir Force Base
AFCSAutomatic Flight Control System
AFRLUSAir Force Research Laboratory
AGWAlternate Gross Weight
AHLCNChina Advanced Heavy Lift
AHMECUSAmerican Helicopter Museum and Education Center
AHRSAttitude and Heading Reference System
AHSAFAUSAmerican Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association
AMCMAirborne Mine CounterMeasures
AMOUSCBP Air and Marine Operations
AORArea Of Responsibility
APUAuxiliary Power Unit
AShMAnti-Ship Missile
ATOApproved Training Organisations
ATTCUS Aviation Technical Test Center
AUVSIAssociation for Unmanned Vehicle Systems InternationalAUVSI
AVCATTAviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer
AVOAir Vehicle Operator
AWPAerial Work Platform
B/UBroken Up
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
CAACivil Aviation Authority
CAACCNCivil Aviation Administration of China
CAASUSCommon Digital Avionics Architecture
CAMTSCommission on Accreditation of Medical Transport SystemsCAMTS
CDRCritical Design Review
CGASUSCoast Guard Air Station
CMLUCACormorant Mid-Life Upgrade
CNATRAUSChief of Naval Air Training
COTSCommercial Off-The-Shelf
CR&OComponent Repair and Overhaul
CRFTCrash Resistant Fuel Tank
CSFCustomer Service Facility
CVFDRCombination of Cockpit Voice Recorder and Flight Data Recorder
CVRCockpit Voice Recorder
CVSCombined Vision System
DARAUKDefence Aviation Repair Agency
DCRDynamic Component Repair
DFCDevelopment Flight Center
DFESAUDepartment of Fire and Emergency Services
DGAFRDirection Générale de l'Armement
DOADesign Organization Approval
DRMOUSDefense Reutilization and Marketing Office
DSCAUSDefense Security Cooperation Agency
DSTAUDefence Science and Technology
EASAEuropean Aviation Safety AgencyEASA
EBACEEuropean Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition
EDAElectronic Document Associate
EDAEuropean Defence Agency
EFASExpeditionary Fluid Analysis System
EFVSEnhanced Flight Vision Systems
EGNOSEuropean Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service
EMAREuropean Defence Agency's European Military Airworthiness Requirements
EMSEmergency Medical Service
ENGElectronic News Gathering
EO/IRElectro-Optical and Infrared
EOIExpression of Interest
ePCRElectronic Patient Care Records
EPRCEuropean Personnel Recovery Center
ESSSExternal Stores Support System
ETACEuropean Tactical Airlift Center
EVSEnhanced Vision System
FAAUSFederal Aviation AdministrationFAA
FAIFédération Aéronautique Internationale
FALFinal Assembly Line
FARPForward Armament and Refueling Point
FASGWUKFuture Anti-Surface Guided Weapon
FATOFinal Approach and Take-Off
FBOFixed Base Operator
FDMFlight Data Monitoring
FDRFlight Data Recorder
FFSFull Flight Simulator
FIPSFull Ice Protection System
FMPFleet Management Program
FMSFlight Management System
FMSUSForeign Military Sales
FODForeign Object Damage
FOQAFlight Operations and Quality Assurance
FOSTUKFlag Officer Sea Training
FRAMPUSFleet Replacement Aviation Maintenance Program (US Navy)
FRCEUSFleet Readiness Center East
FRCSEUSFleet Readiness Center Southeast
FRCSWUSFleet Readiness Center Southwest
FSLForward Stocking Location
FTDFlight Training Device
GCCGulf Cooperation Council
GPSGlobal Positioning System
HDTSHelmet Display and Tracking System
HECHuman External Cargo
HEMSHelicopter for Emergency Medical Service
HETSHuman External Transport (class D external load)
HFDMHelicopter Flight Data Monitoring
HMDHelmet Mounted Display
HSVTHelicopter Synthetic Vision Technology
HTAWS Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System
HTDHelicopter Training Device
HUETHelicopter Underwater Escape Training
HUMSHealth and Usage Monitoring System
IAACCTUSIllinois Association of Air and Critical Care Transport
IBFInlet Barrier Filter
IFRInstrument Flight Rules
IGWIncreased Gross Weight
IHST International Helicopter Safety Team
IIMCInadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions
IMRHINIndian Multi Role Helicopter
IOCInitial Operational Capability
IoTInternet of Things
IS-BAOInternational Standard for Business Aircraft Operations
ITECInternational Training and Education Conference
KUHKRKorean Utility Helicopter
LAHKRKorean Light Armed Helicopter
LCHINIndian Light Combat Helicopter
LCHKRKorean Light Civil Helicopter
LHTECLight Helicopter Turbine Engine Company
LoILetter of Intent
LPVLocalizer Performance with Vertical Guidance
LRIPLow Rate Initial Production
LUHINIndian Light Utility Helicopter
MAFFSMilitary Aerial Firefighting System
MAWTSUSMarine Aviation Weapons and Tactics
MCASUSMarine Corps Air Station
MCMMine CounterMeasures
MDOAMilitary Designs Organisation Approval
METARMeteorological Aerodrome Report
MFDMultifunction Flight Display
MoUMemorandum of Understanding
MPTMulti Purpose Terminal
MROMaintenance, Repair and Overhaul
MSHCHMarenco SwissHelicopter
MUM-TManned UnManned Teaming
NAROUKNaval Aircraft Repair Organisation
NASNaval Air Station
NCOICUSNon-Commissioned Officer in Charge
NDLONONorwegian Defence Logistics Organisation
NSPANATO Support and Procurement Agency
NSWCUSNaval Surface Warfare Center
NVISNight Vision Imaging Systems
NZCAANZNew Zealand Civil Aviation Authority
OCCAROrganization for Joint Armament Cooperation
OEIOne Engine Inoperative
OEMOriginal Equipment Manufacturer
OGCOpen Geospatial Consortium
ONRUSOffice of Naval Research
OPAOptionally Piloted Aircraft
OPBHOptionally Piloted Black Hawk
OPHOptionally Piloted Helicopter
OPVOptionally Piloted Vehicle
PBHPower By The Hour
PBNPerformance Based Navigation
PCDSPersonnel Carrying Device System
PDRPreliminary Design Review
PFDPrimary Flight Display
PFRPreliminary Flight Rating
PMAParts Manufacturer Approval
POAProduction Organisation Approval
PSPPremium Service Provider
RDARepair Design Approval
RFPRequest For Proposal
RNAVRequired Area Navigation Performance
RNPRequired Navigation Performance
RTPReduce To Produce
RUASRotorcraft Unmanned Air System
RWRRadar Warning Receiver
SARASikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft
SBASSatellite-Based Augmentation System
SERESurvival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape
SFOHSince Factory OverHaul
SMOHSince Major OverHaul
SMSSafety Management Systems
STCSupplemental Type Certificate
STOHSince Top OverHaul
SVSSynthetic Vision System
TAFTerminal Aerodrome (or Area) Forecast
TBOTime Before Overhaul
TCASTraffic Collision Avoidance System
TCCACATransport Canada Civil Aviation
TDPMTouch Down Positioning Marker
TDTTransonic Dynamics Tunnel
TFRTemporary Flight Restrictions
TIAType Inspection Authorization
TLOFTouch-Down and Lift-Off
TLUHTRTurkish Light Utility Helicopter
TTAFTotal Time AirFrame
TTSNTotal Time Since New
UASUnmanned Air System
UAVUnmanned Aerial Vehicle
UHPOUSU.S. Army Utility Helicopters Project Office
USCENTCOMUSU.S. Central Command
USHSTUSUnited States Helicopter Safety Team
VOCVolatile Organic Compounds
W/OWritten Off
WAASWide Area Augmentation System
WFUWithdrawn from Use
WMDWeapon of Mass Destruction
WTIUSWeapons and Tactics Instructor Course