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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  • V volt

  • VITA VMEbus International Trade Group

  • V/ULOS versions of the HaveQuick and VHF/UHF line of sight

  • V&V verification and validation

  • VAC volts alternating current

  • VAD Visual Acquisition Disrupter

  • VAM value-added manufacturer

  • VANS value-added network services

  • VAR value-added reseller

  • VAP value-added processor

  • VAS value-added services

  • VASI visual approach slope indicator

  • VBV variable bleed valve

  • VC virtual circuit

  • VCB virtual circuit bridge

  • VCDU video control display unit

  • VCU VDL control unit

  • VDC volts direct current

  • VDD version description document

  • VDGS visual docking guidance system

  • VDL VHF data link

  • VDL4 VHF Data Link Mode 4

  • VDLM2 VDL Mode 2

  • VDLM3 VDL Mode 3

  • VDLM4 VDL Mode 4

  • VDR VHF data radio

  • VDU visual display unit

  • VEE visual engineering environment

  • VER version

  • VFD virtual flight deck

  • VFOM vertical figure of merit

  • VFR visual flight rules

  • VGA video graphics adapter

  • VGA video graphics array

  • VG/DG vertical gyro/directional gyro

  • VGS VDLM2 ground station

  • VHF very high frequency

  • VHSIC very high speed integrated cir­cuit

  • VIA versatile integrated avionics

  • VIP verbal intruder positioning

  • VLJ very light jet

  • VLSI very large scale integration

  • VMC vehicle management computer

  • VMC visual meteorological conditions

  • VMD video motion detection

  • VME versa module Eurocard bus

  • VME VHF management entity (VMEbus)

  • VMECC versa module Eurocard card cage

  • VMON VNMS health monitoring

  • VMS vehicle management system

  • VNAV vertical navigation

  • VNE never-exceed speed

  • VNMS VDLM2 network management system

  • VNO maximum structural cruising speed

  • VOCRAD voice radio

  • VOIP voice over Internet protocol

  • VOR VHF omnidirectional radio range

  • VPN virtual private network

  • VPT virtual procedure trainer

  • Vr 157 knots

  • VR rotation speed

  • VREF approach reference speed

  • VRG VDL reference guide

  • VSAT very small aperture terminal

  • VSCS voice switching and control system

  • VSD VDL specific DTE address

  • VSM vertical separation minimum

  • VSRS voice switch replacement sys­tem

  • VSTC validation of supplemental type certificate

  • VSWR voltage standing wave radio

  • VTAM virtual telecommunications access method

  • VTAS voice, throttle and stick

  • VTOL vertical takeoff and landing

  • VTS vessel traffic system

  • VUIT-2 Video from Unmanned Aerial Systems for Interoperability Teaming Level II

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