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

ORDER
JO 7340.2D
Effective Date:
April 3, 2014
 
     

Subject:  Contractions
       Includes: Change 1 effective 8/22/13, Change 2 effective 12/12/13, and Change 3 effective
       4/3/14
 
 

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E

Definition

Contraction

Usage

each thousand foot level

ETFL

ATC

Early

ERY

GEN

early departure authorized

EDA

GEN

east or eastern longitude

E

ICAO

eastbound

EB

ICAO

eastbound

EBND

GEN

Eastern Region, FAA

AEA

GEN

Eastern Standard Time (time groups only)

E

NWS

eastern test range

ETR

ATC

east­north east

ENE

ICAO

east­northeastern (weather reports only)

ENERN

NWS

east­northeastward (weather reports only)

ENEWD

NWS

east­south east

ESE

ICAO

east­southeastern (weather reports only)

ESERN

NWS

east­southeastward (weather reports only)

ESEWD

NWS

effect

EFCT

GEN

effective

EFF

GEN

elapsed time

ETIM

ATC

electric

ELEC

GEN

electrical engineer

EENGR

GEN

electrician

ELECN

GEN

electronic counter measure mission

ECMSN

ATC

electronic counter measures

ECM

GEN

electronic equipment modification

EEM

GEN

electronic geographic coordinator navigation system

EGECON

GEN

electronic installation technician

EIT

GEN

electronic maintenance inspector

EMI

GEN

electronic maintenance technician

EMT

GEN

electronic mechanic technician

ELMT

GEN

electronic specialist

ECSP

GEN

electronic technician

ET

GEN

electronic unit

EU

GEN

electronic voice switching system

EVS

GEN

elevate or elevation

ELEV

ICAO

elliptical

ELIP

GEN

elongate

ELNGT

NWS

elsewhere

ELSW

GEN

embedded

EMBDD

NWS

embedded (in cloud layer)

EMBD

ICAO

emergency

EMERG

ICAO 

emergency gear

EG

GEN

emergency location beacon ­ aircraft

ELBA

ICAO

emergency locator transmitter

ELT

GEN

emergency security control of air traffic

ESCAT

GEN

emergency use only

EUO

GEN

emission

EM

ICAO

en route

ENRT

GEN

en route automated radar tracking system

EARTS

GEN

en route communications

ECOM

GEN

en route communications

RCOM

GEN

en route flight advisory service

EFAS

GEN

en route metering

ERMG

ATC

en route penetration

EP

ATC

en route radar (broadband)

ERAD

GEN

en route secondary radar beacon (broadband)

ESEC

GEN

en route sequencing program

ESP

ATC

en route spacing program

ERSP

ATC

en route surveillance radar

RSR

ICAO

en route tracking automatic radar service

ETARS

ATC

encounter

ENCTR

GEN

encrypt for transmission only

EFTO

GEN

end exercise point

EEP

GEN

ending

ENDG

GEN

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

E

NWS

endurance

ENDCE

GEN

engine

ENG

ICAO

engineer

ENGR

GEN

Engineering and Manufacturing District Office

EMDO

GEN

engine­generator

E/G

GEN

enhanced

ENHNCD

GEN

enhancement

ENHNCMNT

GEN

en­route

ENR

ICAO

En­route chart (followed by name/title)

ENRC

ICAO

enter control area

ECA

ATC

enter controlled airspace

ECAS

ATC

entered on duty

EOD

GEN

entering air defense identification zone

EADIZ

ATC

entire

ENTR

GEN

entire field available

EFA

GEN

environment meteorological support unit

EMSU

NWS

equatorial (air mass)

E

NWS

equipment

EQPT

ICAO

equipment

EQUIP

GEN

equipment certified

EQCRT

GEN

equivalent airspeed

EAS

ATC

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

EEE

ICAO

especially

SPCLY

GEN

essential

ESNTL

GEN

establish

ESTAB

GEN

estimate or estimation

EST

ICAO

estimated departure clearance (time)

EDCT

ATC

estimated elapsed time

EET

ICAO

estimated information

ETI

ATC

estimated latitude

ELAT

GEN

estimated longitude

ELONG

GEN

estimated off­block time

EOBT

ICAO

estimated time en route

ETE

GEN

estimated time of arrival

ETA

GEN

estimated time of departure

ETD

GEN

estimated time of penetration

ETP

ATC

estimated time over

ETOV

ATC

estimated time over significant point

ETO

ICAO

et cetera

ETC

GEN

Europe, Africa, and Middle East Office, FAA

AEU

GEN

Evacuation

EVAC

GEN

evaluate or evaluation

EVAL

GEN

Evening

EVE

GEN

Every

EV

ICAO

examination

EXAM

GEN

Except

EXC

ICAO

Except

EXCP

GEN

Except

XCP

NWS

except change departure to read

ECD

ATC

except change route to read

ECR

ATC

Exchange

EXCH

GEN

exchange and repair

E/R

GEN

Exclude

EXCLD

GEN

Exclusive

EXCLV

GEN

Execute

EXCT

GEN

Executive

EXEC

GEN

Exercise

EXER

ICAO

expanded position indicator

EPI

ATC

expanded quota flow

EXQF

ATC

expanded service volume

ESV

GEN

Expect

EXP

ICAO

Expect

EXPC

GEN

Expect

XPC

NWS

expect approach clearance

EACLN

ATC

expect approach clearance not later than

EACNL

ATC

expect departure clearance at

EDC

ATC

expect departure release at

EDR

ATC

expect further clearance at

EFC

ATC

expect further routing

EFR

ATC

expect higher altitude

EHA

ATC

expect vector to

EVT

ATC

expected approach time

EAT

ATC

expected operations forecast

EOF

NWS

expedite

EXPED

GEN

expedite delivery

EXDLVY

GEN

expedite delivery by telephone

EXPHO

GEN

expedite mail reply

EXREP

GEN

expedite shipment

EXSHI

GEN

explosive

XPLOS

GEN

express

EXPS

GEN

extend

EXTD

GEN

extension

EXTN

GEN

extensive

EXTSV

GEN

extra long range

ELR

ICAO

extra section

EXSEC

GEN

extrapolate

EXTRAP

NWS

extreme

EXTRM

NWS

extremely high frequency (30000 to 300000 MHz)

EHF

ICAO

 

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