U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7930.2P
Effective Date:
April 3, 2014
 
     
Subject:  Notices to Airmen
 

Appendix D. ICAO Difference for the United States

Below is a listing (not all inclusive) of words that we use frequently in a domestic NOTAM, but are not recognized ICAO contractions.

ARFF Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting

ARTCC Air Route Traffic Control Center

ATCSCC Air Traffic Control System Command Center

BC Back Course

Cardinal Directions
NORTH, NORTH NORTHEAST, NORTHEAST, EAST NORTHEAST, EAST, EAST SOUTHEAST, SOUTHEAST, SOUTH SOUTHEAST, SOUTH, SOUTH SOUTHWEST, SOUTHWEST, WEST SOUTHWEST, WEST, WEST NORTHWEST, NORTHWEST, NORTH NORTHWEST

NOTE-
When using cardinal directions to describe an alternate location (airspace) or plain language location (obstructions), the contraction is allowable.

FDC Flight Data Center

FICON Field Condition

Friction Testers:
BOW, BRD, ERD, GRT, MUM, RFT, RT3, SFH, SFL, SKH, SKL, TAP, VER, NAC

LB Pounds

LOM Compass locator at ILS outer marker

IN Inch

MU Friction value representing runway surface conditions

NA Not Authorized

NTAP Notice to Airmen Publication

ORIG Original

RVRM Runway Visual Range Midpoint

RVRR Runway Visual Range Rollout

RVRT Runway Visual Range Touchdown

SAA Special Activity Airspace

SSALR Short Approach Lighting System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights

STAR Standard Terminal Arrival

TFR Temporary Flight Restriction

VASI Visual Approach Slope Indicator

WAAS Wide Area Augmentation System

 

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