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Acronyms A/A Air/Air A/C Aircraft A/G Air to Ground A/I Accident(s)/Incident(s) AAAE American Association of Airport Executives AAE Accredited Airport Executive AALS Advanced Approach and Landing System AASR Airways and Airport Surveillance Radar ABT About ABV Above AC Advisory Circular ACAD Auto Computer Aided Design (Operator-Input+Display System) ACE Army Corps of Engineers ACI Airports Council International ACID Aircraft Identification (ICAO) ACI-NA Airports Council InternationalNorth America ACIP Airports Capital Improvement Plan ACL Altimeter Check Location ACM Airport Certification Manual ACPT Accept or Accepted ACR Air Carrier AD Airworthiness Directive ADF Automatic Direction Finding ADM Administrative/Administration ADO Airports District Office ADPG ATM Data Processing Sub-Group ADS-B Automatic Dependent SurveillanceBroadcast ADZ Advise ADZD Advised ADZY Advisory AEP Airport Emergency Plan AFB Air Force Base AFSS Automated Flight Service Station AGL Above Ground Level AIM Aeronautical Information Manual AIP Airport Improvement Program ALP Airport Layout Plan ALPA Air Line Pilots Association ALRT Alert 109

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110 Guidebook for Managing Small Airports ALS Approach Lighting System ALT Alternate ALT Altitude AMGR Airport Manager AOA Airport Operations Area AOCI Airport Operators Council International AOPA Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association AOZO Airport Overlay Zoning Ordinance AP Airport APAPI Abbreviated Precision Approach Path Indicator APCH Approach APL Aircraft Parking Line Limit APLGT Airport Lighting APP Approach Center/Control (office/service) APRT Airport APT Airport(s) APV Approach with Vertical Guidance (for GPS approaches) ARP Airport Reference Point ARFF Airport Rescue and Firefighting ARINC Aeronautical Radio Incorporated (a nonprofit corporation owned by mem- ber airlines to define form, fit, and functions of avionics equipment) ARSA Airport Radar Service Area ARTCC Air Route Traffic Control Center ARTS Automated Radar Terminal System ASMGCS Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems ASOS Automated Surface Observation System ASPH Asphalt ASR Airport Surveillance Radar ATA Air Transport Association (of America) ATA Actual Time of Arrival ATC Air Traffic Control ATCT Airport Traffic Control Tower ATIS Automated Terminal Information System ATP Airline Transport Pilot AUTH Authority AUTH Authorized or Authorization AUTOCAD Automatic Computer-Aided Design AVAIL Available AVBL Available AVG Average AVGAS Aviation Gasoline AWOS Automated Weather Observation System BA Breaking Action BA FAIR Braking Action Fair BA NIL Braking Action Nil BA POOR Braking Action Poor BASE Cloud Base BASH Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard BC Patches (meteo) BCFG Fog Patches BCN Beacon BECMG Becoming (meteo)

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Acronyms 111 BKN Broken (meteo) BL Blowing (meteo) BRL Building Restriction Line BYD Beyond CAP Civil Air Patrol CAT Clear Air Turbulence Cat Category CAT I Facility providing operation down to 200 feet decision height and runway visual range not less than 2,600 feet CAT II Facility providing operation down to 100 feet decision height and runway visual range not less than 1,200 feet CAT II a Facility providing operation with no decision height limit to and along the surface of the runway, with external visual reference during final phase of landing, and with a runway visual range not less than 700 feet CAT x Category x Precision Approach (I, II, or III) CCTV Closed Circuit Television CFI Certified Flight Instructor CFR Code of Federal Regulations CIG(s) Ceiling(s) CIP Capital Improvement Program CLD Cloud CMSND Commissioned COM Communications (ICAO) CON Continuous CONC Concrete CONDAR Conflict Detection and Resolution CONDOR Confidential Direct Occurrence Report CONF Conflict CONFACP Conflict Accept CONOPS Concept of Operations of Mode S in Europe CONP Connection Oriented Network Protocol CONS Continuous CONST Construction or Constructed CTAF Common Traffic Advisory Frequency dB Decibel DBE Disadvantaged Business Enterprise DEL Delete DEP Depart, Departure DIS Distance DME Distance Measuring Equipment DNL Day-Night Equivalent Sound Level DOT Department of Transportation DR Low drifting (followed by DU SA or SN) DS Dust Storm (meteo) DSPLCD Displaced DTG Distance-to-go DU Dust (meteo) DUATS Direct User Access System DW Dual Wheels DZ Drizzle EA Environmental Assessment EAA Experimental Aircraft Association

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112 Guidebook for Managing Small Airports EAS Essential Air Service EFAS En Route Flight Advisory Service EIS Environmental Impact Statement ELT Emergency Locator Transmitter END Stop-end (related to RVR) EPA Environmental Protection Agency EST Estimated ETA Estimated Time of Arrival/Estimating Arrival ETD Estimated Time of Departure ETE Estimated Time of Entry FAA Federal Aviation Administration FAR Federal Aviation Regulations FBO Fixed-Base Operator FCC Federal Communications Commission FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency FG Fog (meteo) FIDS Flight Information Display System FLD Field FLT Flight FLT/PLN Flight Plan FOD Foreign Object Damage (Debris) FONSI Finding of No Significant Impact FRONT Front (relating to weather) FRQ Frequent FRZN Frozen (meteo) FSDO Flight Standards District Office FSL Full Stop Landing FSS Flight Service Station FU Smoke (meteo) FZ Freezing (meteo) FZDZ Freezing Drizzle FZFG Freezing Fog FZRA Freezing Rain G Gusts (meteo) G/G Ground / Ground GA General Aviation GAMA General Aviation Manufacturers Association GMT Greenwich Mean Time GND Ground Level GOVT Government GP Glide Path GPS (Satellite Navigation and) Global Positioning System/Geographical Paging System, a technique for deriving location from space-based assets GPU Ground Power Unit GR Hail > 5 mm (meteo) GRASS Grass Landing Area GRVL Gravel GS Glide Slope Indicator GS Small Hail or Snow Pellets (meteo) GW Gross Weight HDG Heading HIRL High Intensity Runway Lights

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Acronyms 113 HURCN Hurricane HVY Heavy IAAE International Association of Airport Executives IC Ice Crystals (meteo) (very small; also know as diamond dust) ICAA International Civil Airport Association ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization ICE Icing IFR Instrument Flight Rules ILS Instrument Landing System IM Inner Marker INOP Inoperative INSTR Instrument INTST Intensity IR Ice on Runway LAA Local Airport Advisory LAAS Local Area Augmentation System LAHSO Land and Hold Short Operations LCTD Located LDA Landing Distance Available LDI Landing Direction Indicator LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LF Low Frequency LGT Light or Lighting LGTD Lighted LIH Light Intensity High LIL Light Intensity Low LIM Light Intensity Medium LLWAS Low Level Windshear Alert System LOA Letter of Agreement LOC Localizer (part of an ILS system) LNAV Lateral Navigation (for GPS approaches) LPV Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (for GPS approaches) LSA Light Sport Aircraft LVL Level LVP Low-Visibility Procedure LYR Layer or Layered MAG Magnetic MAGVAR Magnetic Variation MAINT Maintenance MALS Medium Intensity Approach Light System MALSF Medium Intensity Approach Light System with Sequenced Flashers MALSR Medium Intensity Approach Light System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights MAP Missed Approach Point/Military Airport Program Mb Millibars MDA Minimum Descent Altitude MET Meteorological or request METAR MET Meteorological (office) METAR Meteorological Aviation Routine Weather Report/Actual Report MHVDF Medium, high, and very high frequency direction-finding station (at the same location) MHz Megahertz

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114 Guidebook for Managing Small Airports MID Mid-point (related to RVR) MIL Military MIN Minimum Min Minutes MLS Microwave Landing System MM Middle Marker MN Magnetic North MOA Military Operations Area MOD Moderate (used to indicate the intensity of weather phenomena, interference, or static reports, e.g., MOD RA = moderate rain) MOGAS Motor Gasoline MOS Minimum Operating Strip MOU Memorandum of Understanding MPH Statute Miles per Hour MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization MSL Mean Sea Level MTOW Maximum Takeoff Weight MUNI Municipal MVAR Magnetic Variation NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards NAS National Airspace System NAS-Plan National Airspace Plan NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.) NASAO National Association of State Aviation Officials NAV Navigation NAVAID Navigation(al) Aid NBAA National Business Aircraft Association NDB Nondirectional Beacon NEPA National Environmental Policy Act NFPA National Fire Protection Association NM Nautical Mile = 1.1508 statute miles NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NONSTD Nonstandard NOSIG No Significant Change (Used in trend-type landing forecasts) NOTAM Notice to Airmen NOTAMC NOTAM Cancelling another NOTAM NOTAMN New NOTAM NOTAMR NOTAM Replacing another NOTAM NPA Nonprecision Approach NPDES National Pollution Discharge Elimination System NPE Non-primary entitlement NPIAS National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems NPRM Notice of Proposed Rule Making (FAA) NTAP Notice to Airmen Publication NTSB National Transportation Safety Board (U.S.) NWS National Weather Service OBSC Obscured, Obscure, or Obscuring OBST Obstacle, Obstruction OBSTL Obstruction Lights OE/AAA Obstruction Evaluation/Airport Airspace Analysis OFA Object-Free Area OFZ Obstacle Free Zone

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Acronyms 115 OJT On-the-Job Training OPLAN Operational Plan OPS Operations OTS Out of Service OVC Overcast (meteo) OVR Over PA Precision Approach PAPI Precision Approach Path Indicator PAT Pattern PAX Passengers PCL Pilot Controlled Lighting PE Ice Pellets PFC Passenger Facility Charges PIREP Pilot Weather Report (ICAO) PNR Prior Notice Required PPR Prior Permission Required PRKG Parking PRL Pilot Request, Level (service) PRM Precision Runway Monitor PROP Propeller R Right (runway identification) RADAR Radio Detecting and Ranging RAG Runway Arresting Gear RAI Runway Alignment Indicator RAIL Runway Alignment Indicator Lights RAPCON Radar Approach Control Facility RCL Runway Center Line RCLL Runway Center Line Lights RCR Runway Condition Reading REDL Runway Edge Light(s) REIL Runway End Identifier Lights RENL Runway End Light(s) RESA Runway End Safety Area (ICAO) RF Radio Frequency RFF Rescue and Firefighting RFI Request For Information RFQ Request for Qualifications RL Runway Lights RMK Remark(s) RNAV Area Navigation (generic acronym for any device capable of aircraft guidance between pilot-defined waypoints) RPZ Runway Protection Zone RQRD Required RSA Runway Safety Area RTE Route RTHL Runway Threshold Light(s) RTN Return or Returned or Returning RTO Reduced Takeoff and Landing RTS Return to Service RVR Runway Visual Range RVRM Runway Visual Range Midpoint RVRR Runway Visual Range Rollout

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116 Guidebook for Managing Small Airports RVRT Runway Visual Range Touchdown RW Runway RWEWP Runway End Waypoint RWIWP Runway Intercept Waypoint RWY Runway RWY WP Runway Waypoint SA Sand (meteo) SASO Specialized Aviation Service Operation SG Snow Grains (meteo) SID Standard Instrument Departure (Route) SID/STAR Standard Instrument Departure/Standard Arrival Route SIGMET Significant Meteorological Information (broadcast warnings of weather hazards) SIGWX Significant Weather SIR Packed or Compacted Snow and Ice on Runway(s) SMGC Surface Movement Guidance and Control SMO FAA System Management Office SN Snow (meteo) SNOWTAM A special series NOTAM noting the presence or removal of hazardous con- ditions due to snow, ice, slush, or standing water associated with snow, slush, and ice on the movement area, by means of a specific pro forma. SOP Standard Operating Procedures SOQ Statements of Qualifications SRE Snow Removal Equipment SS Sand Storm (meteo) STA Sequence/Scheduled Time of Arrival STA Straight in Approach STAR Standard Terminal Arrival Route STD Scheduled Time of Departure STD Standard (altimeter setting) STN Station STOL Short Takeoff and Landing SUA Special Use Airspace SVC Service (message) SVCBL Serviceable SVFR Special VFR SWOT Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats SWPPP Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan SWY Stopway (ICAO) T Temperature T/O Takeoff TA Traffic Advisory (ACAS/TCAS) TACAN UHF Tactical Air Navigation Aid (Azimuth and DME) TAS Traffic Advisory System TBA To Be Advised TBD To Be Determined (Defined) TCA Terminal Control Area TCAS Traffic Alert and Collision-Avoidance System TDZ Touchdown Zone TDZ LGT Touchdown Zone Lights TDZL Touchdown Zone Lights TEMP Temperature

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Acronyms 117 TERPS Terminal Instrument Procedures TFR Temporary Flight Restriction TGL Touch and Go Landing THDG True Heading TLOF Touchdown and Lift-off Area TN True North TO Takeoff TODA Takeoff Distance Available (ICAO) TRSA Terminal Radar Service Area TSA Transportation Security Administration TSR Transportation Security Regulation TWS Terminal Weather Service (ICAO) TWY Taxiway TWYL Taxiway Lights UFN Until Further Notice UFO Unidentified Flying Object UGM Urban Growth Management UHF Ultra-High Frequency UNAVBL Unavailable UNL Unlimited UNLGT Unlighted UNMKD Unmarked UNMNT Unmonitored USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture USFWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services UTC Universal Time Coordinates VASI Visual Approach Slope Indicator VDP Visual Descent Point VFR Visual Flight Rules VHF Very High Frequency VIS Visibility VLJ Very Light Jet VNAV Vertical Navigation (for GPS approaches) VOL Volume VOR VHF Omnidirectional Range VOR-DME VHF Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measurement Equipment VORTAC Combined VOR and TACAN VOR-TACAN See VORTAC VOR/TAC See VORTAC VSB Visibility VTOL Vertical Takeoff and Landing WAAS Wide-Area Augmentation System WAC World Aeronautical Chart WAFS World Area Forecast System WILCO Will Comply WINDMG Wind Magnitude WINDR Wind Direction WKN Weaken or Weakening WND Wind WPT Waypoint WQC Water Quality Certificate WRNG Warning

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118 Guidebook for Managing Small Airports WS Wind Shear WSPD Wind Speed WSR Wet Snow on Runway(s) WT Weight WTR Water on Runway(s) WTWS Wind Shear and Turbulence Warning System WWW World Wide Web (Internet) WX Weather X-BAND Frequency Range Between 8000 and 12500 MHz X-Wind Crosswind XFSS Auxiliary Flight Service Station XMIT Transmit XX Heavy (used to qualify weather such as rain; e.g., heavy rain = XXRA) Z Zulu (Greenwich Mean Time)