Acronyms


ACO

Aircraft Certification Office

AD

Airworthiness Directive

ADO

Approved Design Organization

AIR

Aircraft Certification Service

ARAC

Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee


BASIS

British Airways Safety Information System


CAAM

Continued Airworthiness Assessment Methodologies

CFIT

controlled flight into terrain


DBMS

data base management system

DFDR

digital flight data recorder


FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

FAR

Federal Aviation Regulation (as codified in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations)

FOQA

flight operations quality assurance


GAIN

Global Analysis and Information Network


ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organization


JAA

Joint Aviation Authorities (an organization of 27 European civil aviation authorities)


MIDO

Manufacturing Inspection District Office


NPRM

notice of proposed rulemaking

NTSB

National Transportation Safety Board


OMB

Office of Management and Budget


PMA

parts manufacturer approval


QAR

quick access recorder

STC

supplemental type certificate


TSOA

technical standard order authorization



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Improving the Continued Airworthiness of Civil Aircraft: A Strategy for the FAA's Aircraft Certification Service Acronyms ACO Aircraft Certification Office AD Airworthiness Directive ADO Approved Design Organization AIR Aircraft Certification Service ARAC Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee BASIS British Airways Safety Information System CAAM Continued Airworthiness Assessment Methodologies CFIT controlled flight into terrain DBMS data base management system DFDR digital flight data recorder FAA Federal Aviation Administration FAR Federal Aviation Regulation (as codified in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations) FOQA flight operations quality assurance GAIN Global Analysis and Information Network ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization JAA Joint Aviation Authorities (an organization of 27 European civil aviation authorities) MIDO Manufacturing Inspection District Office NPRM notice of proposed rulemaking NTSB National Transportation Safety Board OMB Office of Management and Budget PMA parts manufacturer approval QARquick access recorder STC supplemental type certificate TSOA technical standard order authorization