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jeff122670 05-01-2013 06:23 PM

Consolidated Acronym List
In reading the forum, I have noticed tons and tons of specific acronyms for the airline industry. Most of these are aviation standard, but a lot are not.

I was thinking we could start a list. It might be useful to someone...

CHQ = Chautauqua
FO = First Officer

pa28dakota 05-01-2013 06:30 PM

I.B.T.L = In Before The Lock (referencing any thread referring to G7)

ross9238 05-01-2013 06:41 PM

G7 - Go Jets (also seen with "zzzz")
XJT - Express Jet
XJ - Mesaba
9E - Pinnacle
9L - Colgan
ZW - Air Wisconsin
OO - Skywest

Someone else will chime in with the others.

CaptainCarl 05-01-2013 06:45 PM

OP is a... n00b.

Search function FTW -

OP = Original Poster
FTW = For the win

dingo222 05-01-2013 06:46 PM

bohica and fubar are synonomous with any regional

cat rancher = crusty old FA
slam clicker = what i do when i'm working with a cat rancher


CaptainCarl 05-01-2013 06:51 PM

Here's one: LMLABAGUOTB :D

Also, some common household names and codes (circa 2008):

Originally Posted by Flyer2000 (Post 402521)
ABX Air (GB)
Airnet Systems (USC)
AirTran (FL)
Air Cargo Carriers (2Q)
Air Midwest (ZV)
Air Transport International (8C)
Air Wisconsin (ZW)
Alaska Air (AS)
Allegiant Air (G4)
Aloha (AQ)
America West (HP)
American (AA)
American Eagle (AA)
Ameristar (AJI)
Arctic Transportation Services (7S)
Arrow Cargo (JW)
ASTAR Air Cargo (ER)
Atlantic Southeast (EV)
Atlas Air (5Y)
Aviation Services Ltd dba Freedom Air (FP)
Bering Air (8E)
Cape Air (9K)
Capital Cargo International (PT)
Champion Air (MG)
Chautauqua Airlines (RP)
Colgan Air (9L)
Comair (OH)
Commutair (C5)
Compass Airlines (CP)
Continental Airlines (CO)
Delta (DL)
Empire (EM)
Eos Airlines (E0)
Evergreen Airlines (EZ)
Everts Air (3Z)
Executive (AA) is American Eagle's SJU Operation
Expressjet / Continental Express (XE)
FedEx (FX)
Florida West International Airways(RF)
Freedom Airlines (F8)
Frontier (F9)
Gemini Air Cargo (GR)
GoJet Airlines (G7)
Great Lakes Aviation (ZK)
Hageland Aviation (H6)
Hawaiian Airlines (HA)
Horizon Air (QX)
IFL Group (IF)
Island Air (WP)
JetBlue (B6)
Kalitta Air (K4)
Kalitta Charters II (CB)
Kalitta Charters LLC (KFS)
Key Lime Air (KG)
Lynden Air Cargo (L2)
Lynx Aviation (L4)
Mesa Airlines (YV)
Mesaba (XJ)
Midwest Airlines (YX)
Murray Air (5M)
North American Airlines (NA)
Northern Air Cargo (NC)
Northwest (NW)
Omni Air International (OY)
Pace Airlines (Y5)
PenAir (KS)
Piedmont Airlines (US)
Pinnacle (9E)
Polar Air Cargo (PO)
Primaris (FE)
PSA Airlines (US)
Republic Airlines (RP)
Ryan International (RD)
Shuttle America (RP)
Skyway Enterprises (KI)
Southwest (WN)
Spirit Air (NK)
Sun Country Airlines (SY)
Swift Air (Q7)
Tradewinds Airlines (WI)
Trans North Aviation (7T)
Trans States Airlines (AX)
United (UA)
USA 3000 (U5)
USA Jet Airlines (JUS)
UPS Airlines (5X)
US Airways (US)
Virgin America (VX)
World Airways (WO)
Xtra Airways (XP)

Crazy Canuck 05-01-2013 06:55 PM

HTTR=Hail To The Redskins :D

Oh wait, aviation acronyms?

FlyJSH 05-01-2013 07:03 PM

_CU - _____ Control Unit (eg. Fuel Control Unit, Electrical Control Unit, etc.): A device that does something that a flight engineer once did. "Modern" pilots only need to know it is PFM (Pure F-ng Magic). Sometimes excessively referenced by anal retentive check airmen to prove their "unit" is larger than yours.

block30 05-01-2013 07:08 PM

Any questions, hit me up via PM or email.

vagabond 05-01-2013 07:14 PM

Mod Note:

You boys make me want to (need to) jump back into the hot springs here in Thermopolis. It's certainly more relaxing and fun than rooting out more **** posts.

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