GEN 2.2 Abbreviations used in AIS publications

The following abbreviations are used in this AIP. Abbreviations different from or not listed in Annex 15, Doc 8126 or Doc 8400 are marked with an asterisk. Additional abbreviations are used to provide for local requirements.

A - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
ABNAerodrome beacon
ACARSAircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System
ACRV*Aerodrome crash rescue vehicle
ACCArea control centre
A-CDM*Airport-collaborative decision making
ADAC*Abu Dhabi Airports Company
ADSAC*Abu Dhabi Sports Aviation Club
ADS - BAutomatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast
AED*United Emirates Dirham
AFISAerodrome flight information service
AFSAeronautical fixed service
AGLAbove ground level
AGNIS*Aircraft guidance nose in system
AIM*Aeronautical information management
AISAeronautical information services
ALTNAlternate (or alternating)
AMMROC*Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Centre
AMSLAbove mean sea level
ANCAeronautical chart - ICAO
AOC*Air Operator Certificate
AODB*Airport operational database
API*Advanced Passenger Information
APPApproach control
APPS*Approach Surface
APSGAfter passing
APT*Automatic picture transmission
APU*Auxiliary power unit
AROAir traffic services reporting office
ARPAerodrome reference point
ASDAAccelerate-stop distance available
ASRT*Actual start up request time
ATCAir traffic control
ATCC*Air traffic control centre
ATISAutomated terminal information service
ATSAir traffic services
AUWAll up weight
AVGASAviation gasoline fuel
AVTUR*Aviation turbine fuel
AWOS*Automatic Weather Observing System
A-VDGS*Advanced-Visual Docking Guidance Systems
C - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
CAAP*Civil Aviation Advisory Publication
CAR*Civil Aviation Regulations
CARS*Cockpit Audio Recording System
CASEVAC*Casualty evacuation
CDA*DCL read back message
CDR*Conditional Route
CLCentre line
COPChange - over point
CTOT*Calculated take off time
CVRCockpit voice recorder
D - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
DAMC*DANS Airspace Management Cell
DANS*Dubai Air Navigation Services
D-APO*Dependent–Approach peak offloading
DCA*Department of Civil Aviation
DCAA*Dubai Civil Aviation Authority
DCL*Departure clearance message (via data link)
DEP*Departure Control Radar
DGCA*Director General of Civil Aviation
DIR*Final approach control radar director
DMEDistance measuring equipment
DTHRDisplaced runway threshold
E - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
EATExpected approach time
EFTA*Emirates Flight Training Academy
EIBT*Estimated in‐block time
ELTEmergency locator transmitter
EOBTEstimated off-block time
ETAEstimated time of arrival
F - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
FDR*Flight data recorder
FFMFar field monitor
FISFlight information service
FMV*Follow-me vehicle
FOD*Foreign object debris
G - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
GBP*Pounds sterling
GCAA*General Civil Aviation Authority
GCC*Gulf Cooperation Council
GH*Ground Handler
GHQ*General Headquarters
GMC*Ground Movement Control
GMR*Ground Movement Radar
GNSSGlobal Navigation Satellite System
GPGlide path
GPSGlobal positioning system
GSE*Ground service equipment
GUNDGeoid undulation
H - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
H24Continuous day and night
HAAHeight above aerodrome
HATHeight above threshold
HBNHazard beacon
HJSunrise to sunset
HNSunset to sunrise
HOService available to meet operational requirements
I - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
IACInstrument Approach Chart
IAPInstrument Approach Procedure
IASIndicated air speed
IATAInternational Air Transport Association
IBNIdentification beacon
IFIntermediate Fix
IFRInstrument flight rules
ILSInstrument landing system
IMCInstrument MET conditions
IRVR*Instrument Runway Visual Range
ITHP*Intermediate Taxiway Holding Position
J - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
JAC*Joint Aviation Command
K - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
KIASKnots indicated airspeed
L - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
LLeft (or Locator)
LCN*Load classification number
LDALanding distance available
LDAHLanding distance available, helicopter
LIHLight intensity high
LILLight intensity low
LNAVLateral navigation
LRR*Long range surveillance radar
LVO*Low visibility operation
LVPLow visibility procedures
M - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
MMetres (or MACH number)
MACG*Missed Approach Climb Gradient
MAPSC*Maximum Allowed Passenger Seating Capacity
MARS*Multi Aircraft Ramp System
MATFMissed approach turning fix
MATZ*Military air traffic zone
MBA*Mandatory Broadcast Area
MBZ*Mandatory Broadcast Zone
MCC*Mission control centre
MEHTMinimum eye height over threshold
METARAviation routine weather report
MICC*Mobile Incident Command Centre
MIDMiddle East region (or Middle)
MMMiddle marker
MOCMinimum obstacle clearance
MOD*Ministry of Defence
MOU*Memorandum of Understanding
MSG*Meteosat Second Generation
MSSRMonopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar
MTOM*Maximum Take-off Mass
N - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
N/A*Not applicable
NCM*National Centre of Meteorology
NDBNon - directional radio beacon
NFMNear field monitor
NMNautical miles
NOFInternational NOTAM office
O - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
O / ROn request
ONC*Operational navigation chart
P - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
P-RNAV*Precision Area Navigation
PALSPrecision approach lighting system
PAPIPrecision approach path indicator
PATCPrecision approach terrain chart - ICAO
PCNPavement classification number
PDZ*Parachute drop zone
PFAF*Precise Final Approach Fix
PLB*Passenger Loading Bridge
PNRPassenger Name Record
POC*Private Operator Certificate
PSRPrimary surveillance radar
R - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
RAIMReceiver autonomous integrity monitoring
RAVP*Reduced aerodrome visibility procedures
RAW*Royal Air Wing
RCCRescue Coordination Centre
RCD*DCL request
RDHReference datum height
RESARunway end safety area
RET*Rapid Exit Taxiway
RHC*Right Hand Circuit
RIV*Rapid Intervention Vehicle
RNAVArea Navigation
RNPRequired Navigational Performance
ROCRate of climb
ROSI*Reporting of safety incidents
RRSM*Reduced Runway Separation Minima
RSREn - route surveillance radar
RTIL*Runway threshold indicator lights
RTODAHRejected take‐off distance available, helicopter
RVRRunway Visual Range
RVSMReduced Vertical Separation Minima
S - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
SAFA*Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft
SALSSimple approach lighting system
SARSearch and Rescue
SAS*Sharjah Aviation Services
SATCO*Senior Air Traffic Control Officer
SDF*Step Down Fix
SFL*Sequence flashing lights
SIGMETInformation concerning en-route weather phenomena which may affect the safety of aircraft operations
SITA*International Society of Aeronautical Telecommunication
SMCSurface Movement Control
SNCAeronautical Navigation Chart - ICAO Small Scale
SOBT*Scheduled off-block time
SOIR*Simultaneous operations on parallel or near-parallel instrument runways
SPECISelected special weather report
SRB*State reception building
SSSunset (or Sandstorm)
SSIM*Standard Schedules Information Manual
SSRSecondary surveillance radar
SVFRSpecial visual flight rules
T - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
TATransition altitude
TACTerminal area chart - ICAO
TAFAerodrome forecast (in meteorological code)
TARTerminal area surveillance radar
TBN*To be notified
TDZTouchdown zone
TIBATraffic information broadcast by aircraft
TLTransition level
TOBT*Target off-block time
TOCSTake-off climb surface
TODATake-off distance available
TODAHTake-off distance available, helicopter
TORATake-off run available
TSAT*Target start-up approval time
TWRAerodrome control tower
U - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
UAE*United Arab Emirates
UASUnmanned aircraft system
UAV*Unmanned aerial vehicle
USD*United States Dollar
UTCCo - ordinated universal time
V - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
VASISVisual approach slope indicator systems
VDGS*Visual docking guidance system
VFRVisual flight rules
VIPVery important person(s)
VRP*Visual Reporting Point
VMCVisual meteorological conditions
VNAVVertical navigation
VORVHF omnidirectional radio range
W - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
WWest (or White)
WACWorld aeronautical chart - ICAO
WDIWind direction indicator
WHO*World Health Organisation