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Old 05-03-2019, 09:31 AM   #1  
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By popular demand, we'll use this thread as an Acronym/Terminology Wiki. To keep the thread length manageable, we'll try to use one post for each letter.

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Intent is to list airline/aviation industry acronyms, not company-specific acronyms in most cases.

We won't list extensive explanations, that's what google is for.

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A14: On-time Arrival (< 15 minutes late)
AA: American Airlines
ACARS: Aircraft Communications and Reporting System
ALPA: AirLine Pilots Association
AOA: Angle of Attack
AP: Autopilot
AQP: Advanced Qualification Program
AS: Alaska Airlines
ATB: Air Turn Back
ATP: Airline Transport Pilot (Certificate)
AX: Trans States Airlines

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B6: Jet Blue

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C5: Commutair Airlines
CA: Captain
CASM: Cost per Available Seat Mile
CAVU: Clear and Visibility Unlimited (aka Severe Clear)
CDO: Continuous Duty Overnight (aka High Speed, Standup)
CFI: Certificated Flight Instructor
CFI-A:Certificated Flight Instructor (Airplane)
CFII Certificated Flight Instructor (Instrument)
CJO: Conditional Job Offer
COL: Cost of Living
COLA: Cost of Living Allowance
CZ: Compass Airlines

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D0: On-time Departure
DEC: Direct Entry Captain
DL: Delta Airlines

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ELT: Emergency Locator Transmitter
ETOPS: Extended Operations (formerly Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards)
EV: Expressjet Airlines

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F9: Frontier Airlines
FA: Flight Attendant
FAM: Federal Air Marshal
FD: Flight Director
FE: Flight Engineer
FFDO: Federal Flight Deck Officer
Flow: Automatic progression from a wholly-owned regional to the major
FO: First Officer

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G4: Allegiant Airlines
G7: Gojet Airlines
GA: Go-Around (also General Aviation)

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HA: Hawaiian Airlines
HUD: Heads Up Display

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INS: Inertial Navigation System

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