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AAAC Airport/Airline Affairs Committees AACC Airport Authorities Coordinating Council AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials AC Advisory Circular ACI Airports Council International ACRP Airport Cooperative Research Program ADA Americans with Disabilities Act ADAAG ADA Accessibility Guidelines ADG Aircraft Design Group ADPM Average Day of the Peak Month ADRM Airport Development Reference Manual AIP Airport Improvement Program ALP Airport Layout Plan AOA Air Operations Area AOC Airport Operations Center AODB Air Operations Database APHIS Agricultural and Plant Health Inspection Service APM Automated People Mover or Airport People Mover APU Auxiliary Power Unit ARC Airport Reference Code ARFF Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting ASDE Airport Surface Detection Equipment ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers ASP Airport Security Program ASPM Aviation System Performance Metrics ATA Air Transport Association ATC Air Traffic Control ATCT Air Traffic Control Tower ATM Automated Teller Machine ATO Airport Ticket Office or Airline Ticket Office ATR Automated Tag Reader ATSA Aviation and Transportation Security Act BHS Baggage Handling System BIDS Baggage Information Display Systems BIM Building Information Modeling BIPP Bomb Incident Prevention Plan BMP Best Management Practices BOCA Building Officials and Code Administrators H-1 A P P E N D I X H Acronyms
BOT Build, Operate, and Transfer BSO Baggage Service Offices BTS Bureau of Transportation Statistics CAD Computer Aided Design CASE Canadian System Airport Evaluation Cat-Ex Categorical Exclusion CATV Community Antenna Television CBIS Checked Baggage Inspection Systems CBP Customs and Border Protection CBR Chemical, Biological, and Radiological CCTV Closed Circuit Television CDC Center for Disease Control CEQ Council on Environmental Quality CFC Chlorofluorocarbon CFR Code of Federal Regulations CHP Combined Heat and Power CIP (Airport) Capital Improvement Program CMU Concrete Masonry Units CNG Compressed Natural Gas CP (Airport Emergency) Command Post CPE Cost per Enplanement CUPPS Common Use Passenger Processing System CUSS Common Use Self-Service CUTE Common Use Terminal Equipment CWA Clean Water Act CWM Construction Waste Management CZMA Coastal Zone Management Act DCV Destination Coded Vehicle DDFS Design Day Flight Schedule DEP Department of Environmental Protection DER Departure End of Runway DHS Department of Homeland Security DOT Department of Transportation EA Environmental Assessment ECP Equivalent Check-in Positions EDS Explosives Detection System EIA/TIA Electronic Industries Alliance / Telecommunications Industry Association EIS Environmental Impact Statement EMS Emergency Medical Services EOC Emergency Operations Center EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal EPA Environmental Protection Agency EQA Equivalent Aircraft ESA Endangered Species Act ESC Erosion and Sedimentation Control ETD Explosives Trace Detection FAR Federal Aviation Regulations FBO Fixed-Base Operator FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency FIDS Flight Information Display System FIS Federal Inspection Services H-2 Airport Passenger Terminal Planning and Design
FOD Foreign Object Debris or Foreign Object Damage FONSI Finding of No Significant Impact fpm Feet per Minute FPPA Farmland Protection Policy Act FSC Forest Stewardship Council FSD Federal Security Director FTP Fictitious Threshold Point FWS Fish and Wildlife Service GPA Glidepath Angle gpf Gallons per flush GPM Gallons per minute GPU Ground Power Unit GSE Ground Service Equipment GTC Ground Transportation Center HCM Highway Capacity Manual HCS Highway Capacity Software HMI Human Machine Interface HVAC Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning HVAC&R Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Hz Hertz (cycles/sec) IAQ Indoor Air Quality IATA International Air Transport Association ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization ICE Immigration and Customs Enforcement ID Badge Identification Badge IDF Intermediate Distribution Frame IED Improvised Explosive Device IESNA Illuminating Engineering Society of North America INS Immigration and Naturalization Service IP Internet Protocol IT Information Technology ITS Intelligent Transportation Systems LAN Local Area Network LDCS Local Departure Control System LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEO Law Enforcement Officer LOS Level of Service LRTP Long-Range Transportation Plan LTP Landing Threshold Point LVIED Large Vehicle Improvised Explosive Device MAP Million Annual Passengers MARS Multi-Aircraft Ramp System MCP Motor Control Panel MDF Main Distribution Frame MERV Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization MSL Mean Sea Level MUBIDS Multi-User Baggage Information Display System MUFIDS Multi-User Flight Information Display System MUSE Multi-User System Environment MUTCD Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices Acronyms H-3
NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards NAS National Airspace System NBEG Narrowbody Equivalent Gate NEPA National Environmental Policy Act NFPA National Fire Protection Association NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service NRHP National Register of Historic Places O&D Origin and Destination OAG Official Airline Guide OCR Optical Character Recognition OCS Obstacle Clearance Surface O.D. Outside Dimension OFA Object Free Area OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSR On-Screen Resolution PAL Planning Activity Level PAPI Precision Approach Path Indicator PAX Abbreviation for passenger(s) PCD Program Criteria Document PDA Personal Digital Assistant PDS Premises Distribution System PFAF Precision Final Approach Fix PFC Passenger Facility Charge PHADPM Peak Hour of an Average Day of the Peak Month PHS Public Health Service PLC Programmable Logic Controller PMAD Peak Month Average Day PMAWD Peak Month Average Weekday PRT Personal Rapid Transit RAC Rent-a-Car or Rental Car RASP Regional Airport System Plan RECs Renewable Energy Certificates RFID Radio Frequency Identification ROM Rough Order of Magnitude RON Remain Overnight R/R Ready/Return Rental Car Parking RTP Regional Transportation Plan SHPO State Historic Preservation Office SIDA Security Identification Display Area SMACNA Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning National Contractorsâ Association SMGCS Surface Movement Guidance & Control System SOC Security Operations Center SRI Solar Reflectance Index SSCP Security Screening Checkpoint SSD Self-Service Device/Kiosk STA Scheduled Time of Arrival STD Scheduled Time of Departure SWOT Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats TAF Terminal Area Forecast TAMP Terminal Area Master Plan H-4 Airport Passenger Terminal Planning and Design
TC Transport Canada TCH Threshold Crossing Height TCU Threat Containment Unit TERPS United States Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures TRACON Terminal Radar Approach Control TRB Transportation Research Board TSA Transportation Security Administration TSR Transportation Security Regulations TWOV Transit Without Visa UBC Uniform Building Code UEC Universal Encoding Console ULD Unit Load Device UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply USACE United States Army Corps of Engineers USCIS United States Citizenship and Immigration Services USCS U.S. Customs Services USDA United States Department of Agriculture USDOT United States Department of Transportation USEPA United States Environmental Protection Agency USGBC United States Green Building Council VALE Voluntary Airport Low Emissions VBIED Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device VDC Volt DC VE Value Engineering VLAN Virtual Local Area Network VOC Volatile Organic Compound VoIP Voice over Internet Protocol VPN Virtual Private Network WAN Wide Area Network Wi-Fi Wireless-Fidelity WiMAX Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access WTMD Walk Through Metal Detector Acronyms H-5