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APS Charts - Aeronautical Abbreviations and Acronyms
Category: Travel and Transportation > Aeronautics
Date & country: 11/09/2007, USA
Words: 1447


SOAP
abbreviation: Spectrometric Oil Analysis Program

SOF
abbreviation: Supervisor of Flying

SP
abbreviation: Spain (W Europe nation between Med and Atlantic Ocean and Bay of Biscay bordered by France, Gibraltar and Portugal)

SPB
abbreviation: Seaplane Base

SR
abbreviation: Short Range, also, Slow Speed Low Altitude Training Route. also, Sunrise

SRE
abbreviation: Surveillance Radar Element of GCA (Instrument Approach Procedures Identification only)

SRR
abbreviation: search and rescue region

SRS
abbreviation: Substitute Route Structure

SS
abbreviation: Sunset

SSALF
abbreviation: Simplified Short ALS with sequence flashers

SSALS-R
abbreviation: Simplified Short Approach Lighting System with RAIL

SSB
abbreviation: Single Sideband

SSR
abbreviation: Secondary Surveillance Radar

SST
abbreviation: Supersonic Transport

ST
abbreviation: St. Lucia (E Caribbean island nation in Leeward Island chain between Martinique and St Vincent)

STAR
abbreviation: Standard Terminal Arrival

std
abbreviation: standard

stn
abbreviation: station

STOL
abbreviation: Short Take-Off and Landing

stor
abbreviation: storage

stpwy
abbreviation: stopway (also 'swy' below)

str-in
abbreviation: Straight-in (approach to landing)

stu
abbreviation: student

SU
abbreviation: Sudan (NE Africa nation on Red Sea bordered by Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Zaire, Central African Republic, Chad and Libya)subject

sum
abbreviation: summer

Sun
abbreviation: Sunday

sur
abbreviation: surround

survl
abbreviation: survival, also, surveillance

suspd
abbreviation: suspended

SV
abbreviation: Svalbard (archipeligo of Norwegian islands in on Barents, Norwegian and Greenland Seas and Arctic Ocean approx 425nm N of Norway, 275nm E of Greenland and 140nm W of Franz Joseph Land)

svc
abbreviation: service

svcbl
abbreviation: serviceable

svcg
abbreviation: servicing

SVFR
abbreviation: Special Visual Flight Rules

SW
abbreviation: Sweden (Central Scandanavian nation on the Gulf of Bothnia, and Baltic Sea bordered by Norway and Finland)

SW
abbreviation: Southwest

swy
abbreviation: stopway (also 'stpwy' above)

sxn
abbreviation: section

SY
abbreviation: Syria (Middle East nation at NE end of Med bordered by Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Israel and Lebanon

sys
abbreviation: system

SZ
abbreviation: Switzerland (W Europe nation bordered by Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Italy and France)

TA
abbreviation: Transition Altitude, also, Transition Area (for chart use only)

TAC
abbreviation: TACAN (used for Instrument Approach Procedures Only)

TACAN
abbreviation: Tactical Air Navigation Equipment

TAF
abbreviation: Aerodrome (terminal or alternate) forecast in abbreviated form

TAFOR
abbreviation: Aerodrome (terminal or alternate) forecast in full form

TAFOT
abbreviation: Aerodrome Forecast in Units of English System

TALCE
abbreviation: Tanker Airlift Control Element

TAMET
abbreviation: Aerodrome Forecastm in Units of Metric System

TAR
abbreviation: Terminal Area Surveillance Radar (for NOTAM use only)

TAS
abbreviation: True Airspeed

TBA
abbreviation: to be activated

TBI
abbreviation: to be inactivated

TC
abbreviation: United Arab Emirates (Middle East nation on Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman bordered by Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia)

TCA
abbreviation: Terminal Control Area

TCH
abbreviation: Threshold Crossing Height

TCN
abbreviation: Terminal Change Notice (changes to FLIPs of TPPs between regular editions)

TCTA
abbreviation: Transcontinental Control Area

TD
abbreviation: Trinidad and Tobago (Island nation in SE Caribbean approx 20nm off NE coast of Venezuela)

TD
abbreviation: Touchdown, also, Transponder

TDWR
abbreviation: Terminal Doppler Weather Radar

TDZ
abbreviation: Touchdown Zone

TDZE
abbreviation: Touchdown Zone Elevation (for instrument approach procedures only)

TDZL
abbreviation: Touchdown Zone Lights

TE
abbreviation: Tromelin Island (French island in W Indian Ocean approx 210nm E of Madagascar and 650nm N of Reunion island)

temp
abbreviation: temperature

TF
abbreviation: Terrain Following

tfc
abbreviation: traffic

TFR
abbreviation: Terrain Following Radar

TGL
abbreviation: touch and go landing

TGS
abbreviation: taxiway guidance system

TH
abbreviation: Thailand (SE Asia nation on Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea bordered by Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia)

thld
abbreviation: threshold

thou
abbreviation: thousand

THRE
abbreviation: Threshold elevation

thru
abbreviation: through

Thu
abbreviation: Thursday

TI
abbreviation: Tajikstan (CIS nation in asia bordered by Kyrgyzstan, China, Tajikstan and Uzbekistan)

til
abbreviation: until

TK
abbreviation: Turks and Caicos Islands (UK islands at SE end of Bahamas chain on Atlantic Ocean approx 90nm N of Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic island)

tkof
abbreviation: take-off or takeoff

TLa
abbreviation: Transition Layer

TLv
abbreviation: Transition Level

tmpry
abbreviation: temporary

TN
abbreviation: Tonga (S Pacific islands nation approx 1200nm NNE of New Zealand)

TN
abbreviation: Tennessee (ConUS southeast state)

TO
abbreviation: Togo (W Africa nation on Gulf of Guinea bordered by Burkina Faso, Benin and Ghana)

TOC
abbreviation: Tactical Operations Center

TODA
abbreviation: Take-off Distance Available

TP
abbreviation: Sao Tome and Principe (smallest Africa nation of islands at E end of Gulf of Guinea approx 140nm W of Gabon and Rio Muni, respectively)

TP
abbreviation: Tire Pressure

TPC
abbreviation: Tactical Pilotage Chart (DOD visual chart at 1:500,000 scale) [same scale as Sectional]

tr
abbreviation: track

TRA
abbreviation: Temporary Reserved Airspace

TRACON
abbreviation: Terminal Radar Approach Control (FAA)

tran
abbreviation: transient

trans
abbreviation: transmit

trml
abbreviation: terminal

trng
abbreviation: training

trns
abbreviation: transition