AEROSPACE ACRONYM & Abbreviation Guide

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December 2010

Avionics Magazine proudly presents the fifth edition of our biennial Aerospace Acronym & Abbreviation Guide. Updated with the latest terms from the magazine’s pages, this comprehensive guide has grown to more than 3,000 civil and military acronyms.

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  • N1 fan speed

  • N2 intermediate compressor speed

  • N3 high-speed compressor

  • N-UCAS Navy-Unmanned Aerial Combat System

  • NACp navigation accuracy category for position

  • NACv navigation accuracy category for velocity

  • NAC NextGen Advisory Committee

  • NACA National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

  • NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research

  • NADIN national airspace data interchange network

  • NADIN II NADIN packet switch

  • NAILS national airspace integrated logistics support

  • NAK negative acknowledgment

  • NAPA National Academy of Public Administration

  • NAOMS National Aviation Operational Monitoring Service

  • NAPRS national airspace performance reporting system

  • NAS national aircraft standard

  • NAS National Airspace System (FAA)

  • NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASPALS National Airspace System Preci­sion Approach and Landing Sys­tem (FAA)

  • NAT North Atlantic region

  • NAT North Atlantic tracks

  • NATA National Air Transport Association

  • NATCA National Air Traffic Controllers Association (U.S.)

  • NATS National Air Traffic Services (U.K.)

  • NATS North Atlantic track system

  • NAT TFG North Atlantic Traffic Forecasting Group

  • NAV navigation

  • NAVAID navigational aid

  • NAVAIR Naval Air Systems Command

  • NAVSAT navigation satellite

  • NAVSEA Naval Sea Systems Command

  • NBAA National Business Aviation Association

  • NC numerical control

  • NC3A NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency

  • NCATT National Center for Aircraft Technician Training

  • NCD no computed data

  • NCES Net-Centric Enterprise Services

  • NCI not currently implemented

  • NCO Network Centric Operations

  • NCOIC Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium

  • NCOW net-centric operations and warfare

  • NCP NAS change proposal

  • NCS network control system

  • NCS network coordination station

  • ND navigation display

  • NDB navigation database

  • NDB nondirectional radio beacon

  • NDI nondestructive inspection

  • NDI nondevelopmental item

  • NE network element

  • NEAN North European ADS Network

  • NEAP North European CNS/ATM application project

  • NEC Network-Enabled Capability

  • NED Network Enterprise Domain

  • NELS Northwest European Loran System

  • NEMA National Electrical ManufacturersAssociation (U.S.)

  • NEO Network Enabled Operations

  • NEPA National Environmental Policy Act

  • NESACC North, East & Southern area control centersfor China

  • NESDIS national environmental satellite data andinformation service

  • NET network entity title

  • NEXCOM Next Generation Air/Ground Communications System

  • NextGen Next Generation Air Transporta­tion System (U.S.)

  • NEXRAD next-generation weather radar

  • NFF no fault found

  • NFS network file server

  • NGIP NextGen Implementation Plan

  • NGIWG NextGen Implementation Plan Work Group

  • NGIWP NextGen Implementation Plan Work Plan

  • NGJ NextGen Jammer (U.S. Navy)

  • NIAC NAS Information Architecture Committee (FAA)

  • NIC navigation integrity category

  • NIC network interface controller

  • NIC new installation concept

  • NICE NAT implementation manage­ment group cost effectiveness

  • NICE network integrated cabin equipment

  • NIEC NextGen Integration and Evaluation Capability

  • NIH not invented here

  • NIMA National Imagery and Mapping Agency (U.S.)

  • NIMS NAS infrastructure management system

  • NIR network interface router

  • NIRV network interface router VHF datalink

  • NIS not in service

  • NISC NAS information security coordination

  • NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology

  • NIU North American ISDN User Forum (NIST)

  • NIP network interface processor

  • NL network layer

  • NLM network loadable module

  • NLP network layer protocol

  • NLR Netherlands National Aerospace Laboratory

  • NM nautical mile

  • NM network management

  • NMC National Meteorological Center

  • NMCCD network management category class diagram

  • NMCD network management category diagram

  • NMF network management function

  • NMIRS network management interface requirements specification

  • NML NATO Maturity Levels

  • NMP network management plan

  • NMS network management system

  • NMS navigation management system

  • NNEC NATO NEC

  • NNEW NextGen Network Enabled Weath­er (FAA)

  • NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (U.S.)

  • NOC network operations center

  • NOC note of change

  • NOCAR North Atlantic oceanic concept and requirements

  • NOCC National Operational Control Center

  • NO COM no communication

  • NOI notice of inquiry (FCC)

  • NOPAC North Pacific

  • NORAD North American Aerospace Defense Command

  • NOTAM notice to airmen

  • NOTUS notice to users (ARINC)

  • NPA non-precision approach

  • NPDU network protocol data unit

  • NPIAS national plan for integrated airport systems

  • NPR national performance review

  • NPRM notice of proposed rule making

  • NPV net present value

  • NR network router

  • NRA non-radar airspace

  • NRD network routing domain

  • NRP national route program

  • NRS navigation reference system

  • NRZ non-return to zero

  • NS network service

  • NSA National Security Agency (U.S.)

  • NSAP network service access point

  • NSC network service center

  • NSDU network service data unit

  • NSEL NSAP selection

  • NSEU neutron single event upset

  • NSSL National Severe Storms Laboratory (U.S.)

  • NTDA NEXRAD Turbulence Detection Algorithm

  • NTIA National Telecommunications and Information Administration (U.S.)

  • NTF no trouble found

  • NTSB National Transportation Safety Board (U.S.)

  • NTST National Television Systems Committee

  • NUC navigation uncertainty category

  • NUCp navigation uncertainty category for position

  • NUI network user identification

  • NUP NEAN update program

  • NVCD night vision cueing and display

  • NVIS night vision imaging system

  • NVM non-volatile memory

  • NVRAM non-volatile RAM

  • NVS National Airspace System Voice Switch (FAA)

  • NWS National Weather Service (U.S.)

  • NWxP NextGen Weather Processor (FAA)

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