U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
Air Traffic Organization Policy

ORDER
JO 7340.2E
Effective Date:
July 24, 2014
 
     

Subject:  Contractions
   
Includes Change 1 dated 11/13/14

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E

Contraction

Definition

Usage

E

east or eastern longitude

ICAO

E

Eastern Standard Time (time groups only)

NWS

E

ending of precipitation (time in minutes) (weather reports only)

NWS

E

equatorial (air mass)

NWS

E/G

engine­generator

GEN

E/R

exchange and repair

GEN

EACLN

expect approach clearance

ATC

EACNL

expect approach clearance not later than

ATC

EADIZ

entering air defense identification zone

ATC

EARTS

en route automated radar tracking system

GEN

EAS

equivalent airspeed

ATC

EAT

expected approach time

ATC

EB

eastbound

ICAO

EBND

eastbound

GEN

ECA

enter control area

ATC

ECAS

enter controlled airspace

ATC

ECD

except change departure to read

ATC

ECM

electronic counter measures

GEN

ECMSN

electronic counter measure mission

ATC

ECOM

en route communications

GEN

ECR

except change route to read

ATC

ECSP

electronic specialist

GEN

EDA

early departure authorized

GEN

EDC

expect departure clearance at

ATC

EDCT

estimated departure clearance (time)

ATC

EDR

expect departure release at

ATC

EEE

Error (to be used in AFS as a procedure signal)

ICAO

EEM

electronic equipment modification

GEN

EENGR

electrical engineer

GEN

EEP

end exercise point

GEN

EET

estimated elapsed time

ICAO

EFA

entire field available

GEN

EFAS

en route flight advisory service

GEN

EFC

expect further clearance at

ATC

EFCT

effect

GEN

EFF

effective

GEN

EFR

expect further routing

ATC

EFTO

encrypt for transmission only

GEN

EG

emergency gear

GEN

EGECON

electronic geographic coordinator navigation system

GEN

EHA

expect higher altitude

ATC

EHF

extremely high frequency (30000 to 300000 MHz)

ICAO

EIT

electronic installation technician

GEN

ELAT

estimated latitude

GEN

ELBA

emergency location beacon ­ aircraft

ICAO

ELEC

electric

GEN

ELECN

electrician

GEN

ELEV

elevate or elevation

ICAO

ELIP

elliptical

GEN

ELMT

electronic mechanic technician

GEN

ELNGT

elongate

NWS

ELONG

estimated longitude

GEN

ELR

extra long range

ICAO

ELSW

elsewhere

GEN

ELT

emergency locator transmitter

GEN

EM

emission

ICAO

EMBD

embedded (in cloud layer)

ICAO

EMBDD

embedded

NWS

EMDO

Engineering and Manufacturing District Office

GEN

EMERG

emergency

ICAO

EMI

electronic maintenance inspector

GEN

EMSU

environment meteorological support unit

NWS

EMT

electronic maintenance technician

GEN

ENCTR

encounter

GEN

END

stop­end (related to RVR)

ICAO

ENDCE

endurance

GEN

ENDG

ending

GEN

ENE

east­north east

ICAO

ENERN

east­northeastern (weather reports only)

NWS

ENEWD

east­northeastward (weather reports only)

NWS

ENG

engine

ICAO 

ENGR

engineer

GEN

ENHNCD

enhanced

GEN

ENHNCMNT

enhancement

GEN

ENR

en­route

ICAO

ENRC

En­route chart (followed by name/title)

ICAO

ENRT

en route

GEN

ENTR

entire

GEN

EOBT

estimated off­block time

ICAO

EOD

entered on duty

GEN

EOF

expected operations forecast

NWS

EP

en route penetration

ATC

EPI

expanded position indicator

ATC

EQCRT

equipment certified

GEN

EQPT

equipment

ICAO

EQUIP

equipment

GEN

ER

here

ICAO

ERAD

en route radar (broadband)

GEN

ERMG

en route metering

ATC

ERSP

en route spacing program

ATC

ERY

early

GEN

ESCAT

emergency security control of air traffic

GEN

ESE

east­south east

ICAO

ESEC

en route secondary radar beacon (broadband)

GEN

ESERN

east­southeastern (weather reports only)

NWS

ESEWD

east­southeastward (weather reports only)

NWS

ESNTL

essential

GEN

ESP

en route sequencing program

ATC

EST

estimate or estimation

ICAO

ESTAB

establish

GEN

ESV

expanded service volume

GEN

ET

electronic technician

GEN

ETA

estimated time of arrival

GEN

ETARS

en route tracking automatic radar service

ATC

ETC

et cetera

GEN

ETD

estimated time of departure

GEN

ETE

estimated time en route

GEN

ETFL

each thousand foot level

ATC

ETI

estimated information

ATC

ETIM

elapsed time

ATC

ETO

estimated time over significant point

ICAO

ETOV

estimated time over

ATC

ETP

estimated time of penetration

ATC

ETR

eastern test range

ATC

EU

electronic unit

GEN

EUO

emergency use only

GEN

EV

every

ICAO

EVAC

evacuation

GEN

EVAL

evaluate or evaluation

GEN

EVE

evening

GEN

EVS

electronic voice switching system

GEN

EVT

expect vector to

ATC

EXAM

examination

GEN

EXC

except

ICAO

EXCH

exchange

GEN

EXCLD

exclude

GEN

EXCLV

exclusive

GEN

EXCP

except

GEN

EXCT

execute

GEN

EXDLVY

expedite delivery

GEN

EXEC

executive

GEN

EXEC­1

President on board civil aircraft

GEN

EXEC­1F

President’s family is aboard aircraft

GEN

EXEC­2

Vice President is aboard civil aircraft

GEN

EXEC­2F

Vice President’s family is aboard aircraft

GEN

EXER

exercise

ICAO

EXP

expect

ICAO

EXPC

expect

GEN

EXPED

expedite

GEN

EXPHO

expedite delivery by telephone

GEN

EXPS

express

GEN

EXQF

expanded quota flow

ATC

EXREP

expedite mail reply

GEN

EXSEC

extra section

GEN

EXSHI

expedite shipment

GEN

EXTD

extend

GEN

EXTN

extension

GEN

EXTRAP

extrapolate

NWS

EXTRM

extreme

NWS

EXTSV

extensive

GEN

 

 

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