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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  • T-PED transmitting portable electronic device

  • T&E test and evaluation

  • TA tailored arrivals

  • TA target acquisition

  • TA traffic advisory (TCAS)

  • TAA technical advanced aircraft

  • TAC Theater Aviation Command

  • TACAN tactical air navigation

  • TADSS training aides, devices, simulators, simulations

  • TAF terminal aerodrome forecast

  • TAF terminal area forecast (ICAO)

  • TAIC transport accident investigation commission

  • TAIS total airport management system

  • TAMD theater air and missile defense

  • TAMR Terminal Automation Modernization Replacement

  • TAOARC Terminal Area Operations Aviation Rulemaking Committee (FAA)

  • TAR trials ATN router

  • TAP terminal area procedure

  • TAP tower automation program

  • TAS traffic advisory system

  • TASS terminal air surveillance system

  • TAT total air temperature

  • TAWS terrain avoidance warning system

  • TBFM time based flow management

  • TBM time based metering

  • TBO trajectory based operations

  • TC transport connection

  • TCA terminal control area

  • TCAD traffic collision alerting device

  • TCAS traffic alert collision avoidance system

  • TCAS II traffic alert collision avoidance system II

  • TCC turbine clearance control

  • TCDL tactical common data link

  • TCP transmission control protocol

  • TCP/IP TCP/Internet protocol

  • TCS tower communications system

  • TD technical documentation

  • TDF training device facility requirements

  • TDLS tower data link services (system)

  • TDM time division multiplexed

  • TDMA time division multiple access

  • TDOA time difference of arrival

  • TDST tower data services terminal

  • TDWR terminal Doppler weather radar

  • TDZE TouchDown zone elevation

  • TECOM technical committee

  • TEDS transducer electronic data sheet

  • TEI text element identifiers

  • TELCO telephone company

  • TEN-T trans-European network-transport

  • TERA Terminal Enhancements for RNAV ATC

  • TERCOM terrain contour matching

  • TERPS terminal en route procedures

  • TERPS terminal instrument procedures

  • TES tactical exploitation system

  • TES trials end system (for ATN)

  • TESCOS terminal coordination system

  • TF5 Task Force 5 (RTCA)

  • TFC traffic

  • TFDM tower flight data manager/management

  • TFM traffic flow management

  • TFM-M Traffic Flow Management Mod­ernization (FAA)

  • TFMS traffic flow management system

  • TFR temporary flight restriction

  • TFTP trivial file transfer protocol

  • TG transmission gate

  • TG4 maximum time between GSIF’s timer

  • TG5 maximum link overlap timer TGT target

  • TIA Telecommunications Industry Association

  • TIF traffic information file

  • TIP tower integrated program

  • TIS traffic information service

  • TIS traffic information system

  • TIS-B traffic information service-broad­cast

  • TL terminal location (ACARS/AFEPS)

  • TLS target level of safety

  • TM technical manual

  • TMA traffic management advisor

  • TMC traffic management coordinator

  • TMC test, monitor and control

  • TMI traffic management initiative

  • TMOS Transformational Satellite Com­munications System Mission Operations System

  • TM&O telecommunications manage­ment and operations

  • TMLLF terrain masking low-level flight

  • TMMAC tactical airborne moving map capability

  • TMS-T traffic management system transition

  • TMU traffic management unit

  • TO technical order

  • TOA time of applicability

  • TOC Tactical Operations Center

  • TOC transfer of communications

  • TOFT tactical operational flight trainer

  • TO/GA take off/go around

  • TOM time of measurement

  • TOR terms of reference (ICAO/FAA)

  • TOT time of transmission

  • TOW takeoff weight

  • TP test point

  • TP4 transport protocol class 4

  • TPA taxi positional awareness

  • TPAW turbulence prediction and warn­ing system

  • TPDU transport protocol data unit

  • TPF transaction processing facility

  • TPL terminal permission list

  • TPM technical performance management

  • TPU terminal processing units

  • TQM total quality management

  • TRACON terminal radar approach control

  • TRADOC Training and Doctrine Command (U.S. Army)

  • TRB technical review board

  • TRD transit routing domain

  • TRNS terrain referenced navigation system

  • TRR test readiness review

  • TS time source

  • TS transport service

  • TSA technical services agreement

  • TSA temporary segregated areas

  • TSA Transportation Security Administration (U.S.)

  • TSAP transport service access point

  • TSAT Transformational Satellite Com­munications System

  • TSB Transportation Safety Board (Canada)

  • TSC term service commitment

  • TSC transportation system center

  • TSDP technical support and data packages

  • TSDU transport service data unit

  • TSG technical subgroup

  • TSG technical standards and guidelines

  • TSO technical standard order (FAA)

  • TSOA technical standard order authorization

  • TSP tactical signal intelligence payload

  • TSP transmitted signal power

  • TSS technology support and services

  • TSPD technical support and data package

  • TSTM time source transition module

  • TT test tools

  • TTG time to go

  • TTL transistor-transistor logic

  • TTNT tactical targeting networking technology

  • TTP time-triggered protocol

  • TTP tactics, techniques and procedures

  • TTS time to station

  • TTW time to waypoint

  • TUAS tactical unmanned aerial system

  • TUAV tactical unmanned aerial vehicle

  • TURB turbulence

  • TVE total vertical error

  • TWDL two-way data link communica­tions

  • TWIP terminal weather information for pilots

  • TWP technical work program

  • TX transmit

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