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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  • WAAS wide area augmentation system

  • WACS wireless airport communication system

  • WADGPS wide area differential GPS

  • WAFC world area forecast center

  • WAM wide area multilateration

  • WAN wide area network

  • WARC World Administrative Radio Conference

  • WARP weather and radar processor

  • WAS wide area search

  • WASP wireless access service point

  • WATRS west Atlantic route structure

  • WBS weight balance system

  • WBS work breakdown structure

  • WC waypoint capture

  • WDM wavelength division multiplexed

  • WDM LAN wavelength division multiplexed local area network

  • WG working group (EUROCAE)

  • Wi-Fi wireless fidelity

  • WGS world geodetic system

  • Wilco will comply

  • WIN-T Warfighter Information Network

  • WINN Weather Information Network

  • WIP wide area augmentation system integrity panel

  • WIPPS wide-body integrated platform protection system

  • WJHTC William J. Hughes Technical Center (FAA)

  • WLG wireless ground-link

  • WMO World Meteorological Organiza­tion

  • WMSCR weather message switching center replacement

  • WNW wideband networking waveform

  • WORM write-once/read many (optical disk technology)

  • WP work procedure

  • WPR waypoint position report

  • WPT waypoint

  • WQAR wireless quick access recorder

  • WRC World Radiocommunication Conference

  • WS windshear

  • WSDDM weather support for deicing decision-making

  • WSR weather surveillance radar

  • WTMA Wake Turbulence Mitigation for Arrivals

  • WTMD Wake Turbulence Mitigation for Departures

  • WWG wireless working group

  • WWW/E who, what, where/performance evaluation (RTCA)

  • WX weather

  • WXR weather radar

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