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FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

ATC

Air Traffic Control

ATO

Air Traffic Organization

COO

Chief Operating Officer

LMR

Labor Management Relations

ATCT

Air Traffic Control Tower

TRACON

Terminal Radar Approach Control Facility

RAPCON

Radar Approach Control Facility

AFSS

Automated Flight Service Station

ARTCC

Air Route Traffic Control Center

CD

Clearance Delivery

FD

Flight Data

CC

Cab Coordinator

GC

Ground Control

LC

Local Control

LLWS

Low Level Wind Shear

LLWAS

Low Level Wind Shear Alert System

UTC

Universal Coordinated Time

NAVAID

Navigational Aid

NWS

National Weather Service

DBRITE

Digital Bright Radar Indicator Tower Equipment

AM

Airport Management

AT

Air Traffic

ASOS

Automatic Surface Observing System

ASI

Altimeter Setting Indicator

NATCA

National Air Traffic Controllers Association (Union)

ATM

Air Traffic Manager

AWOS

Automatic Weather Observation System

TIS

Traffic Information System

TSS

Tower Simulator System

ATIS

Automatic Terminal Information System

NOTAM

Notice to Airmen

ILS

Instrument Landing System

MLS

Microwave Landing System

SID

Standard Instrument Departure

CI

Classification Index

DP

Departure

VASI

Visual Approach Slope Indicator

REIL

?

ALS

Approach Light Systems

SFL

Squenced Flashing Lights

RAIL

Runway Alignment Indicator Lights

ODALS

Omnidirectional Approach Lighting System

IFR

Instrument Flight Rules

VFR

Visual Flight Rules

PDR

Preferred Departure Route

MEA

Minimum En Route Altitude

MOCA

Minimum Obstruction Clearance Altitude

LOA

Letter of Agreement

MTR

Military Training Route

NDB

Nondirectional Radio Beacon

DME

Distance Measuring Equipment

VOR

VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range

VORTAC

?

TACAN

Tactical Air Navigation

STAR

Standard Terminal Arrival

FMSP

Flight Management System Procedure

RNAV

?

FRC

Full Route Clearance

NAS

National Air Space

HFR

Hold For Release

CDT

Controlled Departure Time

EDCT

Expected Departure Clearance Time

OE

Operational Error

OD

Operational Deviation

MVA

Minimum Vectoring Altitude

MDA

Minimum Descent Altitude

DH

Decision Height

MARSA

Military Assumes Responsibility for Separation of Aircraft

MOA

Military Operations Area

SIA

Status Information Area

NTSB

?

GPS

Global Positioning Systems

CAT

Clear Air Turbulence

MWO

Meteorological Watch Office

AWC

Aviation Weather Center

AIRMET

?

SIGMET

?

ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organization

CWSU

Center Weather Service Unit

CWC

Center Weather Coordinator

CWA

Center Weather Advisories

MIS

Meteorological Impact Statements

WFO

Weather Forecast Office

TAF

Terminal Aerodrome Forcast

GA

General Aviation

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