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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W

Definition

Contraction

Usage

Warm

WRM

NWS

warm (air mass)

W

NWS

warm front

WRMFNT

NWS

warm front passage

WFP

NWS

Warning

WRNG

NWS

wasatch range

WSTCH

NWS

Washington Office

WO

GEN

watch check list completed

WCLC

GEN

Water

WTR

NWS

Waterspout

WTSPT

NWS

Wave

WV

NWS

Waypoint

WP

GEN

Waypoint

WPT

ICAO

waypoint report

WPRT

ATC

We agree or it is correct

OK

ICAO

weak

WK

GEN

weak signals

WS

ATC

weaken

WKN

GEN

weather

WEA

NWS

weather

WX

ICAO 

weather at altitude (PIREP only)

WX

ATC

Weather Bureau Regional Headquarters

WBRH

GEN

Weather Forecast Office

WFO

GEN

Weather Message Switching Center

WMSC

GEN

weather radar analysis and development unit

RADU

GEN

weather reconnaissance flight pilot report

WXCON

NWS

weather report will not be filed for transmission

FINO

NWS

Weather Service Contract Meteorological Observatory

WSCMO

GEN

Weather Service Office

WSO

GEN

weather service operations manual

WSOM

NWS

weather system processor (replacement for LLWAS)

WSP

GEN

weekday

WKDAY

GEN

weekend

WKEND

GEN

weight

WT

GEN

well to right

WTR

ATC

well to right of course

WRC

ATC

west or western longitude

W

ICAO

westbound

WB

ICAO

westbound

WBND

ATC

western plateau

WPLTO

NWS

Western Union Telegraph Company

WU

GEN

Western­Pacific Region, FAA

AWP

GEN

west­north west

WNW

ICAO

west­northwestern (weather reports only)

WNWRN

NWS

west­northwestward (weather reports only)

WNWWD

NWS

west­south west

WSW

ICAO

west­southwestern (weather reports only)

WSWRN

NWS

west­southwestward (weather reports only)

WSWWD

NWS

wet runway

WR

NWS

wet snow on runway

WSR

NWS

What is my distance to your station or Tour distance to my station is …

QGE

ICAO

whereabouts

WBTS

GEN

while in control area

WICA

ATC

while in control zone

WICZ

ATC

white

W

ICAO

Wide Area Augmentation System

WAAS

ATC

widely

WDLY

NWS

widespread

WDSPR

GEN

widespread

WDSPRD

NWS

widespread dust

DU

METAR

width

WID

ICAO

will

WL

GEN

will accept, if offered, the position

WAIOP

GEN

will advise

WLAV

GEN

will be issued

WIBIS

GEN

will be reported by NOTAM

WBRBN

GEN

will comply

WILCO

GEN

will you accept, if offered, the position of

WYAIO

GEN

Will you give me the position of my station according to the bearings taken by the D/F station which you control or the position of your station according to the bearings taken by the D/F stations that I control was …latitude…longitude (or other indication of position), class ....at....hours

QTF

ICAO

Will you indicate the TRUE track to reach you or the TRUE track to reach me is …degrees at …hours

QUJ

ICAO

Will you relay to …free of charge or I will relay to…free of charge

QSP

ICAO

wind

WND

NWS

wind at altitude (PIREP only)

WV

ATC

wind direction indicator

WDI

ICAO

wind shear

WS

ICAO

wind shift

WSHFT

NWS

wing bar lights

WBAR

ICAO

winter

WINT

NWS

with effect from, or effective from

WEF

ICAO

with immediate effect or effective immediately

WIE

ICAO

within

WI

GEN

without

WO

GEN

words per minute

WPM

GEN

work in progress

WIP

GEN

working group

WG

GEN

world aeronautical chart

WAC

GEN

World aeronautical chart ­ ICAO 1:1 000 000(followed by name/title)

WAC

ICAO

world area forecast center

WAFC

ICAO

World Data Centers in Western Europe

WDC­1

NWS

World Data Centers throughout rest of world

WDC­2

NWS

World Geodetic System

WGS

ATC

World geodetic system 1984

WGS­84

ICAO

World Meteorological Organization

WMO

GEN

World wide web

WWW

ICAO

worse

WRS

GEN

 

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