Acronyms

AATDAdvanced Aviation Training Device
AATDUS Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate
ABACEAsian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition
ADS-BAutomatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast
AFBAir Force Base
AFRLAir Force Research Laboratory
AGWAlternate Gross Weight
AHLChina Advanced Heavy Lift
AHMECAmerican Helicopter Museum and Education Center
AMCMAirborne Mine CounterMeasures
AMOCBP Air and Marine Operations
AORArea Of Responsibility
APUAuxiliary Power Unit
AShMAnti-Ship Missile
ATOApproved Training Organisations
ATTC Aviation Technical Test Center
AUVSIAssociation for Unmanned Vehicle Systems InternationalAUVSI
AVOAir Vehicle Operator
B/UBroken Up
BAAINBwFederal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support
BARSBasic Aviation Risk Standard Program
BTCWFSBallistic Tolerant Crash-Worthy Fuel System
CAACivil Aviation Authority
CAMTSCommission on Accreditation of Medical Transport SystemsCAMTS
CGASCoast Guard Air Station
CMLUCormorant Mid-Life Upgrade
COTSCommercial Off-The-Shelf
CR&OComponent Repair and Overhaul
CRFTCrash Resistant Fuel Tank
CVSCombined Vision System
DARADefence Aviation Repair Agency
DFCDevelopment Flight Center
DGADirection Générale de l'Armement
DRMODefense Reutilization and Marketing Office
DSCADefense Security Cooperation Agency
DSTDefence Science and Technology
EASAEuropean Aviation Safety AgencyEASA
EBACEEuropean Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition
EDAEuropean Defence Agency
EDAElectronic Document Associate
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
ePCRElectronic Patient Care Records
EPRCEuropean Personnel Recovery Center
ESSSExternal Stores Support System
ETACEuropean Tactical Airlift Center
EVSEnhanced Vision System
FAAFederal Aviation AdministrationFAA
FAIFédération Aéronautique Internationale
FALFinal Assembly Line
FARPForward Armament and Refueling Point
FBOFixed Base Operator
FDMFlight Data Monitoring
FFSFull Flight Simulator
FIPSFull Ice Protection System
FMSFlight Management System
FMSForeign Military Sales
FOSTFlag Officer Sea Training
FRCEFleet Readiness Center East
FRCSEFleet Readiness Center Southeast
FRCSWFleet Readiness Center Southwest
FSLForward Stocking Location
FTDFlight Training Device
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
HSVTHelicopter Synthetic Vision Technology
HTAWS Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System
HUMSHealth and Usage Monitoring System
IAACCTIllinois 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
IMRHIndian Multi Role Helicopter
IOCInitial Operational Capability
IS-BAOInternational Standard for Business Aircraft Operations
ITECInternational Training and Education Conference
KUHKorean Utility Helicopter
LAHKorean Light Armed Helicopter
LCHIndian Light Combat Helicopter
LCHKorean Light Civil Helicopter
LHTECLight Helicopter Turbine Engine Company
LoILetter of Intent
LPVLocalizer Performance with Vertical Guidance
LRIPLow Rate Initial Production
LUHIndian Light Utility Helicopter
MAWTSMarine Aviation Weapons and Tactics
MCASMarine 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
MUM-TManned UnManned Teaming
NARONaval Aircraft Repair Organisation
NASNaval Air Station
NCOICNon-Commissioned Officer in Charge
NDLONorwegian Defence Logistics Organisation
NSPANATO Support and Procurement Agency
NSWCNaval Surface Warfare Center
NVISNight Vision Imaging Systems
OCCAROrganization for Joint Armament Cooperation
OEIOne Engine Inoperative
OGCOpen Geospatial Consortium
ONROffice of Naval Research
OPBHOptionally Piloted Black Hawk
OPHOptionally Piloted Helicopter
OPVOptionally Piloted Vehicle
PAXPassengers
PBHPower By The Hour
PBNPerformance Based Navigation
PFDPrimary Flight Display
PMAParts Manufacturer 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
STCSupplemental Type Certificate
STOHSince Top OverHaul
SVSSynthetic Vision System
TAFTerminal Aerodrome (or Area) Forecast
TBOTime Before Overhaul
TCASTraffic Collision Avoidance System
TCCATransport Canada Civil Aviation
TDTTransonic Dynamics Tunnel
TFRTemporary Flight Restrictions
TIAType Inspection Authorization
TLUHTurkish Light Utility Helicopter
TTAFTotal Time AirFrame
TTSNTotal Time Since New
UASUnmanned Air System
UAVUnmanned Aerial Vehicle
UHPOU.S. Army Utility Helicopters Project Office
USCENTCOMU.S. Central Command
USHSTUnited States Helicopter Safety Team
VOCVolatile Organic Compounds
W/OWritten Off
WAASWide Area Augmentation System
WFUWithdrawn from Use
WMDWeapon of Mass Destruction
WTIWeapons and Tactics Instructor Course


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