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Aeronautical Charting Meeting

The Aeronautical Charting Meeting is a public forum held two times every year and is the primary method of adding and modifying charting specifications. The Open and Close tabs provide information of Recommendation Documents (RDs) in work or completed from the charting group.

The Aeronautical Charting Meeting is divided into two sections — the Instrument Procedures Group (IPG) and the Charting Group (CG).

The Instrument Procedures Group portion of the ACM includes briefings and discussions on recommendations regarding pilot procedures for instrument flight, as well as criteria, design, and developmental policy for instrument approach and departure procedures. Please visit the ACM Instrument Procedures Group Web Site for information regarding Instrument Procedure issues.

Aeronautical Charting Meeting (ACM) — Charting Group

Next Meeting:

The next meeting will be held from April 14-16, 2020 at NOAA Science Center / Auditorium, 1301 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910.

Security Requirements at NOAA / FAA - Silver Spring

Security Requirements

  • U.S. citizens: A federal or state issued picture I.D. is required.
    • Personnel with a U.S. Government badge (FAA, DOT, etc.) will be issued a "Non-Escort" badge
    • All other personnel will be issued an "Escort Required" badge

  • Non-U.S. citizens: A passport is required.

New Recommendation Documents for Upcoming ACM (CG)

  • New RDs to be published when available.
  • New submission deadline: Close of business March 27, 2020

Future Dates and Locations

  • Meeting 20-01 - April 14-16, 2020, NOAA Science Center / Auditorium, Silver Spring, MD.
  • Meeting 20-02 - October 27-29, 2020, location tentative - NOAA Science Center / Auditorium, Silver Spring, MD.
Issue Number Subject
13-01-270 (PDF) Step Down Fix Chart Notes
15-02-298 (PDF) Charting GLS DMax (Service Volume)
16-02-310 (PDF) Inclusion of MSA Information for ODPs, SIDs and STARs
17-02-311 (PDF) TFR Charting: Recommendations of the RTCA Tactical Operations Committee
17-02-312 (PDF) Standardized Communications on DPs and STARs
17-02-314 (PDF) Charting of ILS Classification System for Category I ILS Approaches
17-02-316 (PDF) Improving OROCA to Meet FAR 91.177 Requirement
17-02-318 (PDF) Charting of Helicopter Routes per RNP NAVSPEC 0.3
18-01-322 (PDF) Reorganize Specific PERM NOTAMs as Authoritative Source
18-01-323 (PDF) Standardizing Labeling of Parking Areas on Airport Diagrams
18-02-327 (PDF) IAP Chart Modernization
19-01-331 (PDF) Hotspot Information on Departure/Arrival Charts
19-01-332 (PDF) Charting Waypoints with Both Fly-Over and Fly-By Functions
19-01-333 (PDF) LED Lighting at Airfields
19-01-335 (PDF) Charting of Unusable Airway Segments
19-02-336 (PDF) Addition of PDC Note in Chart Supplement
19-02-338 (PDF) Publish DP (SID/ODP) and STAR Chart Notes in Machine Readable Form
19-02-339 (PDF) LAHSO Rejected Landing Procedures
19-02-341 (PDF) Review of Mountain Passes on VFR Charts
19-02-342 (PDF) Depiction of Profile Procedure Track for NPA Procedures
Issue Number Subject
00-01-119 (PDF) Adding PCNs (Ground/Airports)
00-02-120 (PDF) Airport Identifiers in the Terminal Procedures Publication
00-02-121 (PDF) Amendment Numbers in the Terminal Procedures Publication
00-02-122 (PDF) Note for Offset Localizer
00-02-123 (PDF) Charting of ILS Glideslope Icon in Approach Plate Profile
00-02-124 (PDF) Non-radar Terminal Areas
00-02-125 (PDF) Airport RNAV Departure Procedure Graphic for Multiple Runways
00-02-126 (PDF) Circling Restriction Symbology
00-02-127 (PDF) Precision FAF (PFAF) Location for RNAV Procedures at ILS Runways
00-02-128 (PDF) Temporary Flight Restriction/Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
00-02-129 (PDF) Adding Airport Diagrams to the Airport/Facility Directory
00-02-130 (PDF) Confusing Graphical or Textual Feeder Routes
00-02-131 (PDF) Charting VFR Waypoints
00-02-132 (PDF) Airport Diagram Magnetic Variation Values
00-02-133 (PDF) Airport Hot Spots
00-02-134 (PDF) Charting Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (SMGCS)
00-02-135 (PDF) DME Fix Authorization on Converging Initials or Feeders
01-01-136 (PDF) Charting Waypoints With Both Fly-over and Fly-by Functions
01-01-137 (PDF) Standardization of Equipment and ATC Procedural Notes
01-01-138 (PDF) Charting of Climb-in-Hold Speeds
01-01-139 (PDF) NOTAMs
01-01-140 (PDF) Tabular Information for Descent (Non-Precision Approaches)
01-01-141 (PDF) Terrain and Obstacles on Instrument Approach Procedure Profile View
01-02-142 (PDF) The Use of ABxxx fixes
02-01-143 Military Landing Rights
02-01-144 Eliminate Void Times from FAR 7110.1
02-01-145 (PDF) LPV Minima Charting
02-01-146 (PDF) Codes for Non-ICAO Airfields
02-02-147 (PDF) FAA Electronic Regulations/Documents
02-02-148 (PDF) Obstacles not in Public Data
02-02-149 (PDF) Obstacles on Departure Procedures
03-01-150 (PDF) Airway Intersections on VFR Chart Products
03-01-151 (PDF) Charting of IFR Transition Routes
03-01-152 (PDF) Marine Navigation Lights on VFR Products
03-01-153 (PDF) Depicting LAHSO Hold Short Lights and Hold Short Points
03-01-154 (PDF) Charting of RNAV legs adjacent to Fly-Over and Fly-By Waypoints
03-01-155 (PDF) Broadcast Stations on Sectional Charts
03-01-156 (PDF) Inclusion of Parachute Jump Areas in GPS/FMS Databases
03-01-157 (PDF) Inclusion of Parachute Jump Areas on Approach Plates, and Arrival/Departure procedures
04-01-158 (PDF) Depiction of takeoff minimum on Standard Instrument Departures and those associated with Obstacle Departure Procedures
04-01-159 (PDF) RNAV Idents
04-01-160 (PDF) Charting Low Altitude Q Routes
04-01-161 (PDF) Depicting Intermediate Fixes (IF) As Initial Approach Fix (IAF)/IF on RNAV T Approaches
04-01-162 (PDF) Use of Lead-In Light Systems (LDIN)
04-01-163 (PDF) Depicting Required DME Facilities on Q Route Segments
04-01-164 (PDF) Chart Note for Instrument Approach Procedures Terminating in Uncontrolled Airspace (Class G)
04-01-165 (PDF) Enroute Chart Depiction of Controlled Airspace for Instrument Approach Procedures
04-01-166 (PDF) Charting of RNAV SIDs, STARs and Q Routes
04-01-167 (PDF) Charting of Altitude Constraints on SIDs and STARs
04-01-168 (PDF) Identifiers for Heliports and Helipads
04-02-169 (PDF) Location of PRM monitor frequency on NACO charts for ILS PRM and LDA PRM approaches
04-02-170 (PDF) Parachute Jump Areas in Aircraft Electronic Display and Navigation Systems
04-02-171 (PDF) Class D Airspace Without an Associated Control Tower
04-02-172 (PDF) Non-directional Beacon Magnetic Variation Maintenance
05-01-173 (PDF) ASR Symbol on Visual Charts
05-01-174 (PDF) Top Altitude Note on Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs)
05-01-175 (PDF) Adding VFR Flyway Planning Charts to SRAC
05-01-176 (PDF) Charting of Radius to Fix (RF) Leg/Path Terminators
05-02-177 (PDF) Identifiers for Copter Point-in-Space Procedures
05-02-178 (PDF) Listing of Glider Field Frequency on Sectional Charts
05-02-179 (PDF) Attention All-users Page for Simultaneous Parallel RNAV Departures and PRM Approaches
06-01-180 (PDF) Voluntary Designation of Collection Facilities for Contaminated Fuel, Used Oil, Universal Wastes, and Hazardous Materials on Airport Diagrams
06-01-181 (PDF) Declared Distance Information on Airport Charts
06-01-182 (PDF) Alternate Missed Approach Holding Pattern
06-01-183 (PDF) ICAO Location Indicators on Visual, Enroute, and IAP Charts
06-01-184 (PDF) Missed Approach Leg Length and Direction
06-01-185 (PDF) RNAV-1 and RNAV-2 Descriptors for DPs, STARs and Routes
06-01-186 (PDF) STAR Procedures and their Terminations
06-02-187 (PDF) Obstructions on World Aeronautical Charts
06-02-188 (PDF) Non-Standard Traffic Patterns on TPP Airport Sketch
06-02-189 (PDF) Charting of Intermediate Fixes on RNAV IAPs
06-02-190 (PDF) Use of the Word Transition in SID Procedure Text
07-01-191 (PDF) Excess Notes on Airport Diagrams
07-01-192 (PDF) Usable Runway Lengths for Takeoff and Landing
07-01-193 (PDF) Charting Helicopter RNAV Routes
07-01-194 (PDF) Charting T Routes in Congested Terminal Areas
07-01-195 (PDF) Depiction of Class E Surface Areas
07-01-196 (PDF) Q-Route DME/DME/IRU MEA
07-01-197 (PDF) Graphic Airport NOTAMS
07-02-198 (PDF) Use of Charts to Validate NAV Database Information
07-02-199 (PDF) Glider Caution Note on TPP and IFR Charts
07-02-200 (PDF) Charting of Alert Areas
07-02-201 (PDF) Flight Training Areas USAF Academy
07-02-202 (PDF) Inconsistent and Incomplete Charting of STAR Holding Patterns
07-02-203 (PDF) At and At or Below Altitudes
07-02-204 (PDF) Indefinitely Closed Airport
08-01-205 (PDF) Detailed Change Data Published on LA TAC
08-01-206 (PDF) Runway Status Lights
08-01-207 (PDF) Crossing Altitudes on Graphic Departure Procedures
08-01-208 (PDF) TPP Climb Rate Table Improvements
08-01-209 (PDF) Missed Approach Icon Altitudes
08-02-210 (PDF) Charting Medical Facility Heliports for EMS
09-01-211 (PDF) Chart Notes on IAPs for Navigational Facility Restrictions
09-01-212 (PDF) Depict UAS Activity on VFR Sectional
09-01-213 (PDF) TERPS Change 21 Circling Approach
09-01-214 (PDF) Low Visability Operations/SMGCS (LVO/SMGCS) Taxi Charts (Previously listed as SMGCS Taxi Charts)
09-01-215 (PDF) Reporting and Depiction of Stopways
09-01-216 (PDF) Charting of Significant Parts Not Part of Procedure
09-01-217 (PDF) CAT II Minima Depiction
09-02-218 (PDF) Incompatibility Issues Between the Enhanced Flight Vision System and Light Emitting Diodes
09-02-219 (PDF) VFR Chart Enhancements
09-02-220 (PDF) Multiple Intermediate Segments in Recent RNP AR (SAAAR) IAPs
09-02-221 (PDF) Navigation of Class B Airspace
09-02-222 (PDF) Charting VGSI Angles
09-02-223 (PDF) Publishing RVR for Cat III ILS Approaches
09-02-224 (PDF) Charting G-MEA on Low Altitude Charts
09-02-225 (PDF) Charting Special Authorizations CatI CatII IAPs
09-02-226 (PDF) Mandatory Altitude Note
09-02-227 (PDF) Class-E Airspace Depiction
10-01-228 (PDF) UDDF and AOC Data
10-01-229 (PDF) Charting CDFA
10-02-230 (PDF) RNAV Q Route Legend Note Change
10-02-231 (PDF) Deletion of 10NM Reference Circle From IAP Planview
10-02-232 (PDF) Depiction of SUA Temp Airspace
10-02-233 (PDF) Removal of ATC Crossing Restrictions (ATC) from STARs
11-01-234 (PDF) VOR Test Frequencies (VOT)
11-01-235 (PDF) Removal of RP Asterisk from VFR Charts
11-01-236 (PDF) Depiction of Wind Turbines on VFR Charts
11-01-237 (PDF) MA Procedures for RADAR Surveillance Approach
11-01-238 (PDF) Aerobatic Area Symbols on VFR Sectional Chart
11-01-239 (PDF) Radius-to-fix (RF) Turns in Planview and Profile
11-01-240 (PDF) SFRA Charting
11-01-241 (PDF) Discontinuation of VOR Service and Associated Airways
11-01-242 (PDF) Lead Bearing/Lead DME
11-01-243 (PDF) Charting Standards for RNP 1 STARs and DPs
11-02-244 (PDF) Depicting Terrain on DPs
11-02-245 (PDF) Automated UNICOM on IAPs and Sectionals
11-02-246 (PDF) Publication of Special Notices in the A/FD
11-02-247 (PDF) Approach Control Phone Numbers
12-01-248 (PDF) NextGen Procedure for the Naming of Aeronautical Navigation Aids
12-01-249 (PDF) Consolidated ILS CAT II and CAT III Depictions
12-01-250 (PDF) ICAO IFPP PBN Charting
12-01-251 (PDF) Alaska Low IFR Enroute Charts - T Route Note
12-01-252 (PDF) Warning Note on Vertical Descent Angle (VDA) Procedures
12-01-253 (PDF) ILS Category III a/b/c Minima
12-02-254 (PDF) Class D Airspace Depiction on VFR Charts
12-02-255 (PDF) Discontinuation of Loose-Leaf Terminal Procedures Publication
12-02-256 (PDF) Removal of Front Legend Matter from Hardcopy TPPs
12-02-257 (PDF) Simplification and Standardization of the Airport Sketch Final Approach Course on TPPs
12-02-258 (PDF) Localizer Feather Depiction on Parallel Runways
13-01-259 (PDF) Airspace Changes Effective Prior to Chart Revision
13-01-260 (PDF) Inclusion of Meeting Frequency 133.57 to MSP Airport Diagram
13-01-261 (PDF) Alaska Ground Based Transceivers (GBT) Locations
13-01-262 (PDF) Airport Facility Directory (A/FD) Depiction of Traffic Pattern Altitudes
13-01-263 (PDF) Airport/Facility Directory (A/FD) Airport Manager Contact Information
13-01-264 (PDF) Flight Path Angle (FPA) on STAR Charts with Published Vertical Profiles
13-01-265 (PDF) Incompatibility Issues Between the Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) and Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) with Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
13-01-266 (PDF) Standard Depiction of Altitude Restrictions on Bottom, Top and Maintain Altitudes on Standard Arrival (STAR) and Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs)
13-01-267 (PDF) Addition of ATC Radar Telephone Numbers in FAA A/FD
13-01-268 (PDF) Making Alternate Missed Approach Text Accessible to ATC
13-01-269 (PDF) Conversion from Local Time to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on FAA VFR Charting Products
13-01-271 (PDF) Removal of VFR Waypoints
13-02-272 (PDF) Critical DME Note (SIDS and STARS)
13-02-273 (PDF) Publication of Diverse Vector Areas (DVAs)
14-01-274 (PDF) Solar Power Plant Ocular Hazard Symbol on Aeronautical Charts
14-01-275 (PDF) Charting Speed Limited Areas on Instrument Approach Plates
14-01-276 (PDF) Removal of Non-Alaska Facility Information from Alaska Supplement
14-01-277 (PDF) Discontinuation of World Aeronautical Chart (WAC)
14-01-278 (PDF) Alaska Designated Common Traffic Advisory Frequency Area Chart Depictions
14-01-279 (PDF) Naming of FAA Certified, National Disseminated AWOS-3 Systems on Private Use Airports
14-02-280 (PDF) MEA Usage on SIDs
14-02-281 (PDF) Publish Electronic Form of MVA Charts
14-02-282 (PDF) VASI PAPI Differences
14-02-283 (PDF) Charting of Transmission Lines on VFR Charts
14-02-284 (PDF) DME Facilities - Charting and MAGVAR Issues
14-02-285 (PDF) Charting of Arctic UAS Permanent Areas
14-02-286 (PDF) Airport Diagram Symbol for Non-Standard Runway Holding Position Marking in Conjunction with a Hot Spot
14-02-287 (PDF) Update Terminal Enroute Control (TEC) Route Descriptions to use Waypoints
14-02-288 (PDF) Airport Reference Codes in the A/FD
15-01-289 (PDF) Adding 'CPDLC' Information to Airport Diagram and Terminal Procedures and Updating the A/FD
15-01-290 (PDF) VFR Charting of Airport Symbol - Services Availability
15-01-291 (PDF) Charting and Evaluation of Climb Gradients
15-01-292 (PDF) Removal of Grid Variation from U.S. IAP Charts
15-01-293 (PDF) STAR Terminous Point Standardization
15-01-294 (PDF) Charting Maximum Assessed Holding Altitude and Associated Speeds
15-01-295 (PDF) Charting of VORs for the Minimum Operating Network (VOR MON)
15-02-296 (PDF) Charting of Unmanned Free Balloon Activities and Amateur Rocket Activity Areas
15-02-297 (PDF) Charting of HILPT Maximum Holding Altitude
15-02-299 (PDF) Add INOP Components Minimums Adjustment to IAPs
15-02-300 (PDF) Standardize Depiction of Communications of DPs and STARs
16-01-301 (PDF) RVR Locations in FAA Documentation
16-01-302 (PDF) Cold Temperature Restricted Airport SIAP Segment Depiction
16-01-303 (PDF) Terminal Area Charts (TAC) and Charting IFR Arrival/Departure Routes
16-01-304 (PDF) Depicting Non-Standard Maximum Holding Speeds
16-01-305 (PDF) Cold Weather Temperature Compensation at Military Authority Locations
16-01-306 (PDF) Availability of Airport Ground Parking/Ramp Diagrams
16-02-307 (PDF) Light Gun Chart on Sectional and Terminal Area VFR Charts
16-02-308 (PDF) 23,000 feet vs. 18,000 feet IFR Chart Change Recommendation
16-02-309 (PDF) Publishing of CLNC DEL Phone Numbers in Chart Supplement
17-02-313 (PDF) Publish Standard Proposed Flight Plan Deletion Times in the Chart Supplement
17-02-315 (PDF) Updating Terminal Procedure Publication (TPP) Comparable Values of RVR and Visibility Table
17-02-317 (PDF) Nome Selection Panel Extension
17-02-319 (PDF) Addition of VFR and Visual Flight Segments on Copter Approach & Departure Procedures
18-01-320 (PDF) Publish Center Surface Boundaries in NASR
18-01-321 (PDF) Grand Canyon VFR Aeronautical Chart Update
18-01-324 (PDF) Magnetic Variation Not Shown on IAPs
18-02-325 (PDF) Computer Navigation Fix
18-02-326 (PDF) Change to Hot Spot Publishing Requirements
18-02-328 (PDF) Standardizing RP* Notation to Prevent Pilot's from Interpreting it as "Right Pattern, All Runways"
19-01-329 (PDF) Class B Airspace on IAPs
19-01-330 (PDF) Updating Terminal Procedure Publication (TPP) Inop Components or Visual Aids Table
19-01-334 (PDF) Deletion of VFR Waypoint Tabulations from VFR Products
19-02-337 (PDF) Chart Supplement: Make Special Notices Text Searchable
19-02-340 (PDF) Publication of Height Group Category of VGSI
19-02-343 (PDF) Enable Easy Access to CNOTAMS
19-02-344 (PDF) Add RLLS Lighting Systems Diagram to Approach Plate

Minutes From Past CG Meetings

Aeronautical Information Services chairs the Charting Group portion of the ACF and provides meeting minutes.

The following files have been prepared and are available for download:

Meeting Dates Venue
ACM 19-02 October 22-24, 2019 (PDF) NOAA / FAA
ACM 19-01 April 24-25, 2019 (PDF) ALPA
ACM 18-02 October 24-25, 2018 (PDF) AOPA
ACM 18-01 April 25-26, 2018 (PDF) MITRE
ACF 17-02 October 24-27, 2017 (PDF) AOPA
ACF 17-01 April 25-27, 2017 Cancelled
ACF 16-02 October 25-27, 2016 (PDF) Pragmatics, Inc.
ACF 16-01 April 27-28, 2016 (PDF) ALPA
ACF 15-02 October 28-29, 2015 (PDF) USGS
ACF 15-01 April 29-30, 2015 (PDF) Pragmatics, Inc.
ACF 14-02 October 29-31, 2014 (PDF) Pragmatics, Inc.
ACF 14-01 April 29-May 1, 2014 (PDF) MITRE
ACF 13-02 October 29-31, 2013 (PDF) ALPA
ACF 13-01 April 24-25, 2013 (PDF) Innovative Solutions International
ACF 12-02 October 24-25, 2012 (PDF) ALPA
ACF 12-01 April 25-26, 2012 (PDF) Innovative Solutions International
ACF 11-02 October 24-25, 2012 (PDF) FAA - Silver Spring
ACF 11-01 April 27-28, 2011 (PDF) AMTI
ACF 10-02 October 28-29, 2010 (PDF) MITRE
ACF 10-01 April 28-29, 2010 (PDF) ALPA
ACF 09-02 October 28-29, 2009 (PDF) NACO
ACF 09-01 April 29-30, 2009 (PDF) USGS
ACF 08-02 October 22-23, 2008 (PDF) NACO
ACF 08-01 April 23-24, 2008 (PDF) AMTI
ACF 07-02 October 24-25, 2007 (PDF) ALPA
ACF 07-01 May 2-3, 2007 (PDF) USGS
ACF 06-02 October 18-19, 2006 (PDF) NACG
ACF 06-01 April 19-20, 2006 (PDF) AMTI
ACF 05-02 October 26, 2005 (PDF) ALPA
ACF 05-01 May 11-12, 2005 (PDF) NACO
ACF 04-02 October 27-28, 2004 (PDF) AMTI
ACF 04-01 April 28-29, 2004 (PDF) ALPA
ACF 03-02 October 22-23, 2003 No meeting held.
ACF 03-01 April 30 - May 1, 2003 (PDF) AOPA
ACF 02-02 October 23-24, 2002 (PDF) ALPA
ACF 02-01 May 1-2, 2002 (PDF) NACO
ACF 01-02 October 25-26, 2001 (PDF) ALPA
ACF 01-01 April 26-27, 2001 (PDF) AMTI
ACF 00-02 November 30 - December 1, 2000 (PDF) ALPA
ACF 00-01 March 30-31, 2000 (PDF) AOPA
ACF 99-02 November 3-4, 1999 (PDF) NOS/ACD, Silver Spring, MD
ACF 99-01 April 29-30, 1999 (PDF) ALPA
ACF 98-02 October 29-30, 1998 (PDF) NOS/ACD, Silver Spring, MD
ACF 98-01 May 6-7, 1998 (PDF) NOS/ACD, Silver Spring, MD
ACF 97-02 October 29-30, 1997 (PDF) ALPA
ACF 97-01 April 9-10, 1997 (PDF) AC&C, Silver Spring, MD
ACF 96-02 October 9-10, 1996 (PDF) ALPA
ACF 96-01 May 1-2, 1996 (PDF) ATA
ACF 95-02 September 20-21, 1995 (PDF) ALPA
ACF 95-01 March 28-30, 1995 (PDF) NOS/ACD, Silver Spring, MD
ACF 94-02 September 28-29, 1994 (PDF) ATA
ACF 94-01 January 31 - February 4, 1994 (PDF) ALPA
ACF 93-01 June 29 - July 1, 1993 (PDF) ALPA
ACF 92-02 December 15-17, 1992 (PDF) Washington, D.C.
ACF 92-01 May 27, 1992 (PDF) Washington, D.C.

The following reoccurring and active ACF Presentations, ACF Working Group Reports and ACF Project Reports are available for download:

Last Presented Presentation, ACF Work Group Reports and ACF Project Report Title
19-02 (PDF) Discontinuation of VOR Services
19-02 (PDF) NAVAID Service Volumes (DME, VOR and TACAN)
19-02 (PDF) NOTAM Briefing
19-02 (PDF) Identification of Trauma Centers on Helicopter Charts
19-02 (PDF) Chart Supplement Back Matter Changes Resulting from NOTAM Task Force
19-01 (PDF) CPDLC Briefing
19-01 (PDF) ILS Rationalization Briefing
19-01 (PDF) Wrong Surface Landings
18-01 (PDF) Transition to Point to Point Navigation
18-01 (PDF) Airport Survey and Mapping Briefing
18-01 (PDF) ICAO Aeronautical Information Management Steering Group - Aeronautical Chart Subgroup
16-02 (PDF) ICAO/IFPP Committee Report
16-02 (PDF) PARC PBN Procedure Naming and Charting
16-02 (PDF) Atlantic Coast Route Project
16-01 (PDF) Airport GIS and FAA Order 5010.4A Update
16-01 (PDF) PBN Implementation Process FAA Order 7100.41
16-01 (PDF) VFR Chart Print Schedule Realignment and Synchronization
16-01 (PDF) PBN Strategy
15-02 (PDF) National Route Strategy
15-02 (PDF) Publish Electronic Form of MVA Charts
15-02 (PDF) Transportation Airplane Performance Planning Update
15-01 (PDF) Military Unmanned Aircraft Produces
14-02 (PDF) Revision to FAA Order 8400.9, Runway Selection and Use Plan
13-02 (PDF) Declared Distances
13-02 (PDF) Los Angeles Terminal Navigation Chart

Abbreviations

Below is a compiled list of Abbreviations and Acronyms used in ACF and ACM minutes, Presentations, and Recommendation Documents posted to this website from past Charting Group meetings from 1992 to present day.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

ACF/ACM Abbreviations List (PDF)

A
  • AA - American Airlines
  • AAAE - American Association of Airport Executives
  • AAS - Airport Advisory Service
  • AAUP- Attention All Users Page
  • ABET - Aerospace Behavioral Engineering & Technology
  • AC - Advisory Circular
  • AC&C - Aeronautical Charting and Cartography
  • ACD - Aeronautical Charting Division
  • ACF - Aeronautical Charting Forum (1992 - 2017)
  • ACI-NA - Airports Council International - North America
  • ACM - Aeronautical Charting Meeting (2018 - Present)
    • CG - Charting Group
    • IPG - Instrument Procedures Group
  • ACN - Aircraft Classification Number
  • ACR - Avionics Computer Resource
  • ADC - Aeronautical Data Change
  • ADF - Automatic Direction Finder
  • ADIZ - Air Defense Identification Zone
  • ADS - Automatic Dependent Surveillance
  • ADS-B - Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast
  • Advsry - Advisory
  • AFB - Air Force Base
  • A/FD - Airport/Facility Directory
  • AFFSA - Air Force Flight Standards Agency
  • AFIS - Automatic Flight Information Service
  • AFM - Aircraft Flight Manual
  • AFS- Air Force Station
  • AFSS - Automated Flight Service Station
  • AGIS - Airports Geographic Information Systems
  • AGL - Above Ground Level
  • AIM - Aeronautical Information Manual
  • AIP - Aeronautical Information Publication
  • AIP - Airport Improvement Plan
  • AIRAC - Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control
  • AIRNAV - Air Navigation Database
  • AIS - Aeronautical Information Services
  • AISMAPSG - AIS/MAP Study Group
  • AISR - Aeronautical Information System Re-host
  • AIXM - Aeronautical Information Exchange Model
  • AK- Alaska
  • AL - Alabama
  • AL - Approach and Landing
  • ALP - Airport Layout Plan
  • ALPA - Air Line Pilots Association
  • ALR/PLR - Aircraft Load Rating / Pavement Load Rating
                       (Transport Canada)
  • ALS - Approach Lighting System
  • ALSF - Approach Lighting with Sequenced Flashing Lights
  • ALT - Altitude
  • ALTN - Alternate
  • AMA - Alternate Missed Approach
  • AMM - Airport Moving Map
  • AMS - Acquisition Management System
  • AMTI - Advanced Management Technology, Inc.
  • ANC - Air Navigation Commission
  • AOD - Available on Demand
  • AOPA - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • AOSC - Airport Obstruction and Safety Committee
  • APCH - Approach
  • APP - Approach
  • APP CON - Approach Control
  • APP CRS - Approach Course
  • Apt - Airport
  • APV - Approaches with Vertical Guidance
  • AR - Authorization Required
  • ARD - Aeronautical Requirement Document
  • ARINC - Aeronautical Radio, Inc.
    • ARINC 424 - Navigational System Data Base Standard
  • ARP - Aerospace Recommended Practice
  • ARP - Airport Reference Point
  • ARS - Air Traffic Requirements Service
  • ARTCC - Air Route Traffic Control Center

    • ZAB - Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center.
    • ZAU - Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center.
    • ZBW - Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center.
    • ZDC - Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center.
    • ZFW - Dallas-Ft Worth Air Route Traffic Control Center.
    • ZHU - Houston Air Route Traffic Control Center.
    • ZID - Indianapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center.
    • ZJX - Jacksonville Air Route Traffic Control Center.
    • ZKC - Kansas City Air Route Traffic Control Center.
    • ZLA - Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center.
    • ZLC - Salt Lake City Air Route Traffic Control Center.
    • ZMA - Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center.
    • ZME - Memphis Air Route Traffic Control Center.
    • ZMP - Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center
    • ZNY - New York Air Route Traffic Control Center
    • ZOA - Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center.
    • ZOB - Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center.
    • ZSE - Seattle Air Route Traffic Control Center.
    • ZTL - Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center.

  • ASCII - American Standard Code for Information
             Interchange
    (data format)
  • ASCM - American Congress on Surveying and Mapping
  • ASD - Airport Source Data
  • ASDA - Accelerate-Stop Distance Available
  • ASDA-X - Airport Surface Detection Equipment-Model X
  • ASMD - Airport Safety Modeling Data
  • ASOS - Automated Surface Observing Station
  • ASR - Airport Surveillance Radar
  • ASV - Approach Service Volume
  • AT - Action Team
  • AT - Air Traffic
  • ATA - Aerobatic Training Area
  • ATA - Air Transport Association
  • ATC - Air Traffic Control
  • ATCAA - Air Traffic Control Assigned Airspace
  • ATIS - Automatic Terminal Information Service
  • ATL - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
             (FAA Airport Identifier)
  • ATM - Air Traffic Management
  • ATO - Air Traffic Organization
  • ATPAC - Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee
  • ATS - Air Traffic Service
  • ATSAP - Air Traffic Safety Action Program
  • ATSB - Australia Transportation Safety Board
  • ATSOIT - Air Traffic Operational Implementation Team
  • AUNICOM - Automated Aeronautical Advisory Station
  • AWO - All Weather Operations
  • AWOS - Automated Weather Observing Station
  • AXIM - Aeronautical Information Exchange Model

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B

  • Baro-VNAV - Barometric Vertical Navigation
  • BS - Broadcast Station
  • BWI - Baltimore-Washington International Airport
             (FAA Airport Identifier)

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C

  • CAC - Caribbean Aeronautical Chart
  • CAD - Computer-Aided Design
  • CAD - Constant Angle Descent
  • Capt - Captain
  • CAR - Circling Approach Radii
  • CAR - Circling Approach Radius
  • CAST - Commercial Aviation Safety Team
  • CAT - Category
  • CCP - Cartographic Change Proposal
  • CDFA - Continuous Descent Final Approach
  • CDM - Collaborative Decision Making
  • Cdr - Commander (Military Rank)
  • CDR - Coded Departure Routes
  • CDTI - Cockpit Display of Traffic Information
  • CertAlert - National Certification Alert (Part 139)
  • CFA - Controlled Firing Areas
  • CFIT - Controlled Flight Into Terrain
  • CFR - Code of Federal Regulations
  • CH - Channel
  • CIFP - Coded Instrument Flight Procedures
  • CL - Runway Center Lights
  • CLE - Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
            (FAA Airport Identifier)
  • CLNC DEL - Clearance Delivery
  • CLT - Charlotte Douglas International Airport
             (FAA Airport Identifier)
  • CN - Chart Notice
  • CNF - Computer Navigation Fix
  • CNOTAM - Correction NOTAM
  • Col or COL - Colonel
  • COMM - Communications
  • CONUS - Contiguous United States
  • COP - Changeover Point
  • COTS - Commercial Off-The-Shelf
  • CPDLC - Controller Pilot Data Link Communication
  • CRAF - Civil Reserve Air Fleet
  • CRS - Course
  • CT - Control Tower
  • CTAF - Common Traffic Advisory Frequency
  • CTR or Ctr - Contractor
  • CVFP - Charted Visual Flight Procedure
  • CY - Calendar Year

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D

  • DA - Decision Altitude
  • DA - Density Altitude
  • DACS - Digital Aeronautical Chart Supplement
  • DAFIF - Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File
  • DAL - Dallas Love Field (FAA Airport Identifier)
  • D-ATIS - Digital Automatic Terminal Information Service
  • DC - District of Columbia
  • DCP - Document Change Proposal
  • DD - Declared Distance(s)
  • DEP CON - Departure Control
  • DERS - Digital Enroute Supplement
  • DFAD - Digital Features Analysis Data
  • DFW - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
                (FAA Airport Identifier)
  • DH - Decision Height
  • DHS - Department of Homeland Security
  • DINS - Defense Internet NOTAM Service
  • DMA - Defense Mapping Agency
  • DMax - Service Volume (Associated with GLS Procedures)
  • DME - Distance Measuring Equipment
    • DL - Low (Expanded Service Volume)
    • DH - High (Expanded Service Volume)
  • DND - Department of National Defense (Canada)
  • DOC - Department of Commerce
  • DOC - Document
  • DoD - Department of Defense
  • DOF - Digital Obstacle File
  • DOT - Department of Transportation
  • DP - Departure Procedure
  • DT - Daylight Savings Time
  • DTED - Digital Terrain Elevation Data
  • DUATS - Direct User Access Terminal Service
  • DVA - Diverse Vector Area

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E

  • eALP - Electronic Airport Layout Plan
  • e-CFR - electronic Code of Federal Regulations
  • eNASR - electronic National Airspace System Resource
  • EAA - Experimental Aircraft Association
  • EFAS - Enroute Flight Advisory Service
  • EFB - Electronic Flight Bag
  • EFVS - Enhanced Flight Vision System
  • Elev - Elevation
  • EMAS - Engineered Materials Arresting System
  • EMS - Emergency Medical Service
  • EOWG - Engine Out Working Group
  • ERAM - En Route Automation Modernization
  • ESRI - Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.
  • EUROCAE - European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment

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F

  • FAA - Federal Aviation Administration
  • FAA Advisory Circulars (ACs)
  • FAA Forms (may be referred to in minutes as -#)
    • 5010..................Airport Master Record
    • 7480-1...............Notice of Landing Area Proposal
    • 8260-1...............Flight Procedures Standards Waiver
    • 8260-2...............Radio Fix and Holding Data Record
    • 8260-3...............Instrument Approach Procedure
                                  (ILS or RNAV)
    • 8260-4...............Radar - Standard Instrument Approach
                                  Procedure
    • 8260-5...............Standard Instrument Approach
                                  Procedure (Nonprecision)
    • 8260-7a.............Special Instrument Approach
                                  Procedure
    • 8260-7b.............Special Instrument Approach
                                  Authorization
    • 8260-9...............Standard Instrument Approach
                                  Procedure Data Record
    • 8260-10 ............Standard Instrument Approach
                                  Procedure (Continuation)
    • 8260-15a ..........Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle
                                  Departure Procedures (ODP)
    • 8260-15b ..........Graphic Departure Procedure (DP)
    • 8260-15c ..........Departure (Data Record)
    • 8260-15d ..........Diverse Vector Area (DVA)
    • 8260-15e ..........Attention All Users Page (Departure
                                  Procedures)
    • 8260-15f ...........Attention All Users Page
                                  (Simultaneous Close Parallel)
    • 8260-16 ............Transmittal of Airways/Route Data

  • FAA Orders (may be referred to in minutes as .#)
    • 5010.4 .............Airport Safety Data Program
    • 7110.661 .........Automatic Dependent Surveillance
                                  - Broadcast (ADS-B)
    • 7350.7..............Location Identifiers (replaced by JO 7350.9)
    • 8260.3 .............U.S. Standard for Terminal Instrument
                                  Procedures (TERPS)
    • 8260.15............U.S. Army Terminal Instrument
                                  Procedures Service
    • 8260.19............Flight Procedures and Airspace
    • 8260.42 ...........U.S. Standard for Helicopter Area
                                  Navigation (RNAV)
    • 8260.44............(Replaced by 8260.58)
    • 8260.46............Departure Procedure (DP) Program
    • 8260.49............Simultaneous Offset Instrument
                                  Approach (SOIA)
    • 8260.55............Special Area Navigation Visual Flight
                                  Procedures (RNAV, RVFP)
    • 8260.58............U.S. Standard for Performance Based
                                  Navigation (PBN) Instrument
                                  Procedure Design
    • 8260.60............Special Instrument Procedures
    • 8400.AAUP......Approach and Departure Attention All
                                  Users Page (AAUP)
    • 8400.9...............National Safety and Operational
                                  Criteria for Runway Selection Plans
                                  and Noise Abatement Runway Use
                                  Programs


  • FAA Orders (Joint or JO Prefix) (may be referred to in minutes as .#)
    • 6850.2 .............Visual Guidance Lighting Systems
    • 7100.9..............Standard Terminal Arrival Program and
                                  Procedures
    • 7100.41............Performance Based Navigation
                                  Implementation Process
    • 7110.65............Air Traffic Control
    • 7350.9 .............Location Identifiers
    • 7110.310 ........Automatic Dependent Surveillance
                                  - Broadcast (ADS-B) Air Traffic
                                  Control (ATC) Services at Air Route
                                  Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs)
                                  Using En Route Automation
                                  Modernization (ERAM)
    • 7400.2 .............Procedures for Handling Airspace
                                  Matters
    • 7400.8..............Special Use Airspace
    • 7400.9..............Airspace Designations and Reporting
                                  Points
    • 7930.2 ............ Notices to Airmen (NOTAM)
    • 7350.9..............Location Identifiers

  • FAAST - Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team
  • FAC - Final Approach Course
  • FADDS - Facility Aeronautical Data Distribution Systems
  • FAF - Final Approach Fix
  • FANS - Future Air Navigation System
  • FAP - Final Approach Point
  • FAR - Federal Aviation Regulation
               (Under Title 14 Aeronautics and Space)
  • FAQ - Frequently Asked Question(s)
  • FAS - Final Approach Segment
  • FB - Fly-by
  • FBO - Fixed Based Operator
  • FCC - Federal Communications Commission
  • FCC - FLIP Coordinating Committee
  • FD - Flight Director
  • FDC - Flight Data Center
  • FDU - Flight Data Unit
  • FedEx - Federal Express
  • FFP1 - Free Flight Phase I
  • FIR- Flight Information Region
  • FL - Flight Level
  • FLIP - Flight Information Publication
  • FMC - Flight Management Computer
  • FMS - Flight Management System
  • FNS - Federal NOTAM System
  • FO - Fly-over
  • FOIA - Freedom of Information Act
  • fpm - feet per minute
  • FPO - Flight Procedures Office(s)
  • FPT - Flight Procedure Team
  • FR - Federal Register
  • FRT - Fixed Radius Transitions
  • FREQ - Frequency
  • FRZ - Flight Restricted Zone
  • FSDO - Flight Standards District Office
  • FSS - Flight Service Station
  • ft - feet
  • FY - Fiscal Year

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G

  • GA - General Aviation
  • GA - Georgia
  • GBAS- Ground-Based Augmentation System
  • GBT - Ground Based Transceivers
  • GC - General Council
  • GCO - Ground Communications Outlet
  • GENOT - General Notice
  • GIS - Geographic Information System
  • GL - Glider Areas (Prefix)
  • GLS - GBAS Landing System
  • GND - Ground
  • GND CON - Ground Control
  • GNSS - Global Navigation Satellite System
  • GP - Geographic Position
  • GP - Glide Path
  • GPS - Global Positioning System
    • MOPS - Minimum Operational Performance Standards
  • GS - Glide Slope
  • GS - Ground Speed

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H

  • HAA - Height Above Airport
  • HAAM - High Altitude Airspace Management
  • HAI - Helicopter Association International
  • HAR - High Altitude Redesign
  • HAT - Height Above Touchdown
  • HCH - Heliport Crossing Point
  • Hdg - Heading
  • HEMS - Helicopter Emergency Medical Service
  • HF - High Frequency
  • HG - Hand Glider Areas(Prefix)
  • HIL - Hold-in-Lieu
  • HIRL - High Intensity Runway Lights
  • HILPT - Hold-in-lieu of Procedure Turn
  • HIWAS - Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service
  • HQ - Headquarters
  • HS - Hot Spot
  • HUD - Heads Up Display
  • HWG - Helicopter Workgroup
  • HYI - San Marcos Regional Airport
            (FAA Airport Identifier)

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I

  • IAC - Interagency Air Committee
  • IACC - Interagency Air Cartographic Committee
  • IAF - Initial Approach Fix
  • IAP - Instrument Approach Procedure
  • IATA - International Air Transport Association
  • IAW - In Accordance With
  • ICAO - International Civil Aviation Authority
    • IACO Annexes
      • Annex 4 - Aeronautical Charts
      • Annex 11 - Air Traffic Services
      • Annex 15 - Aeronautical Information Services
  • ID - Identifier
  • IDT - Identifier
  • IF - Intermediate Fix
  • IFPP - Instrument Flight Procedures Panel
  • IFR - Instrument Flight Rules
  • IFSAR - Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • IG - Inspector General
  • ILS - Instrument Landing System
    • CAT I - Category I
    • CAT II - Category II
    • CAT III - Category III
      • Subcategory (ies) a, b, c
  • IMC - Instrument Meteorological Conditions
  • INCP - Intercept
  • InFO - Information for Operators
  • INS - Inertial Navigation System
  • IPH - Instrument Procedures Handbook
  • IF - Infra-Red
  • Int'l - International
  • IR - Instrument Route
  • IRU - Inertial Reference Unit
  • ISO - International Organization for Standardization
    • 9000 Series of Standards - Quality Management
  • IWG - Integration Work Group

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J
  • JO - Joint Order
  • JIMDAT - Joint Implementation Measurement and Data
                     Analysis Team
  • JPL - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • JSIT - Joint Safety Implementation Team

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K

  • KBOS - Boston General Edward Lawrence Logan
            International Airport
            (ICAO Airport Identifier)
  • KDCA - Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
            (ICAO Airport Identifier)
  • KIAS - Knots
  • km - kilometers

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L

  • L - Left
  • LA - Los Angeles
  • LAA - Local Airport Advisory
  • LAAS - Local Area Augmentation System
  • LAHSO - Land and Hold Short
  • Lat/Long - Latitude / Longitude
  • LAX - Los Angeles International Airport
            (FAA Airport Identifier)
  • LDA - Landing Distance Available
  • LDA - Localizer-type Directional Aid
  • Ldg - Landing
  • LDIN - Lead-In Lighting System
  • LED - Light-Emitting Diode
  • LF - Low Frequency
  • LIRL - Low Intensity Runway Lights
  • LNAV - Lateral Navigation
  • LOA - Letter of Authorization
  • LOC - Localizer
  • LOM - Locator Outer Marker
  • LPV - Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance
  • LRRS - Long Range Radar Station
  • Lt Col - Lieutenant Colonel
  • LTP - Landing Threshold Point
  • LVO - Low Visibility Operations

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M

  • MA - Missed Approach
  • MAA - Maximum Authorized Altitude
  • MAGVAR - Magnetic Variation
  • MALSR - Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System With
                  Runway Alignment Indicator Lights
  • MAP - Missed Approach Point
  • MASPS - Minimum Aviation System Performance Standards
  • MCA - Minimum Crossing Altitude
  • MCO - Orlando International Airport (FAA Airport Identifier)
  • MD - Maryland
  • MDA - Minimum Descent Altitude
  • MDH - Minimum Descent Height
  • MEA - Minimum Enroute Altitude
  • MEF - Maximum Elevation Figure
  • MF - Medium Frequency
  • MIA - Minimum IFR Altitude
  • MIN - Minimum
  • MIRL - Medium Intensity Runway Lights
  • MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MN - Minnesota
  • MOA - Memorandum of Agreement
  • MOA - Military Operations Areas
  • MOCA - Minimum Obstruction Clearance Altitude
  • MON - Minimum Operational Network
  • MORA - Minimum Off-Route Altitude
  • MOS - Modification of Standards
  • MPOC - Member Point of Contact
                 (associated with IACC/IAC)
  • MRA - Minimum Reception Altitude
  • MSA - Minimum Safe Altitude
  • MSA - Minimum Sector Altitude
  • MSAW - Minimum Safe Altitude Warning
  • MSL - Mean Sea Level
  • MSP - Minneapolis-St Paul International/World-Chamberlain
            Airport (FAA Airport Identifier)
  • MTA - Minimum Turning Altitude
  • MTR - Military Training Route
  • MVA - Minimum Vector Altitude
  • MVAC - Minimum Vectoring Altitude Charts

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N

  • N/A - Not Applicable
  • NA - Not Authorized
  • NACG - National Aeronautical Charging Group
  • NACO - National Aeronautical Charting Office
  • NADE - National Aeronautical Date Environment
  • NaimeES - NAS Aeronautical Information Management
                 Enterprise System
  • NAS - National Airspace System
  • NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NASAO - National Association of State Aviation Officials
  • NASR - National Airspace System Resource
  • NATCA - National Air Traffic Controllers Association
  • NAV - Navigation
  • NAVAID - Navigational Aid (Ground based)
  • NavData - Navigation Data
  • NAVFIG - Naval Flight Information Group
  • NBAA - National Business Aviation Association
  • NDB - Non-Directional Radiobeacon
  • NDCWG - Navigational Data Currency Work Group
  • NDDWG - Navigational Digital Display Work Group
  • NEC ACR - Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Routes
  • NextGen - Next Generation Air Transportation System
  • NFDC - National Flight Data Center
  • NFPO - National Flight Procedures Office
  • NGA - National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • NGS - National Geodetic Survey
  • NIMA - National Imagery and Mapping Agency
  • NM - Nautical Mile
  • NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • NO A/G - No Air-to-Ground Communication
  • NOS - Natioanl Ocean Survey
  • NOTAM - Notice to Airman
    • CCP - Chart Change-Permanent
    • D - Distant Dissemination beyond the area of responsibility of the Flight Service Station
    • FDC - Flight Data Center
    • FICON - Field Condition
    • P - Permanent
    • UFN - Until Further Notice
  • NoPT - No Procedure Turn
  • NPA - Non-Precision Approach
  • NPRM - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
  • NRR - Nonrestrictive Routing
  • NRS - Navigation Reference System
  • NTAP - Notices to Airman Publication
  • NTSB - National Transportation Safety Board
    • SR - Safety Recommendation
               (often followed by document number)
  • NV - Nevada
  • NWS - National Weather Service
  • NY - New York

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O

  • OAIX - Bagram Airbase (ICAO Airport Identifier)
  • OAT - Outside Air Temperature
  • OBS - Omni Bearing Selector
  • OC - Aerodrome Obstacle Clearance Charts
            (ICAO Annex 4)
  • OCA - Ocean Control Area
  • OCP - Obstacle Clearance Panel
  • OCS - Obstacle Clearance Surface
  • ODP - Obstacle Departure Procedure
  • OE/AAA - Obstruction Evaluation/Airport and Airspace
                       Analysis
  • OEG - Obstacle Evaluation Group
  • OKC - Oklahoma City
  • OM - Outer Marker
  • OMB - Office of Management and Budget
  • OPI - Office of Primary Interest
  • OPR - Office of Primary Responsibility
  • OpSpec - Operation Specification
  • ORD - Chicago O'Hare International Airport
             (FAA Airport Identifier)
  • OROCA - Off Route Obstruction Clearance Altitude
  • ORS - Obstruction Repository System
  • OSG - Operations Support Group
  • OTS - Out of Service

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P

  • P-56 - Prohibited Airspace - 56 (located in Washington DC)
  • PA - Precision Approach
  • PAJA - Parachute Jump Areas
  • PANC - Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
                  (FAA Airport Identifier)
  • PANS OPS - Procedures for Air Navigation Services -
              Aircraft OPerationS
  • PAPI - Precision Approach Path Indicators
  • PAR - Precision Approach Radar
  • PARC - Performance-based operations Aviation
                Rulemaking Committee
  • PASC - Deadhorse Airport
                  (FAA Airport Identifier)
  • PBN - Performance Based Navigation
  • PBO - Performance Based Organization
  • PCG - Pilot/Controller Glossary
  • PCN - Pavement Classification Number
  • P/CPP - Pilot / Controller Procedures and Phraseology
  • PDC - Pre-Departure Clearance
  • PERM - Permanent
  • pFAST - Passive Final Approach Spacing Tool
  • PGL - Policy Guidance Letter
  • PHX - Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
              (FAA Airport Identifier)
  • PiNS - Point in Space
  • PIREP - Pilot Weather Briefing
  • PJA - Parachute Jump Areas
  • PJAWG - Parachute Jump Areas Work Group
  • PNS - Point iN Space
  • PRM - Precision Runway Monitor
  • PSA - PSA Airline (Subsidiary of American Airlines)
  • PT- Procedure Turn
  • PTP - Point-to-Point
  • Pvt - Private

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Q

  • QUADS - Quadrangles

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R
  • R - Right
  • RAIM - Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring
  • RAPT - Regional Airspace Procedures Team
  • RASS - Remote Altimeter Setting Source
  • RCAF - Royal Canadian Air Force
  • RCO - Remote Communications Outlet
  • RD - Recommendation Document (ACM)
  • RD - Requirement Document (IACC or IAC)
  • RDU - Raleigh-Durham International Airport
             (FAA Airport Identifier)
  • REL - Runway Entrance Lights
  • RF - Radius-to-Fix
  • RITTR - RNAV IFR Terminal Transition Routes
  • RLLS - Runway Lead-In Light System
  • RNAV - Area Navigation
  • RNP - Required Navigation Performance
  • RNP AR - Required Navigation Performance Authorization
                        Required
  • ROC - Required Obstacle Clearance
  • RP - Right Pattern
  • RTCA - Radio Technical Commission for Aviation
  • RVR - Runway Visual Range
  • RVSM - Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum
  • RWSL - Runway Status Lights
  • Rwy - Runway

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S

  • SA - Special Authorization
  • SAAR - Special Aircraft and Aircrew Requirements
  • SAAAR - Special Aircraft and Aircrew Authorization
                     Required
  • SAE-Aerospace - Society of Automotive Engineers
  • SAN - San Diego International Airport (FAA Airport Identifier)
  • SAR - Side Angle Radar
  • SARP - Standards and Recommendation Practice
  • SATNAV - Satellite Navigation
  • SAV - Surface Analysis & Visualization
  • SAVT - Surface Analysis and Visualization Tool
  • SBAS - Satellite-based Augmentation System
  • SC - Special Committee
  • SCAUG - Southern California Airspace Users Group
  • SDF - Simplified Directional Facility
  • SEA - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
                (FAA Airport Identifier)
  • SER - Start End of Runway
  • SFAR - Special Flight Rules Area
  • SFC - Surface
  • SFO - San Francisco International Airport
                (FAA Airport Identifier)
  • SFRA - Special Flight Rules Area
  • SIAPS - Standard Instrument Approach Procedures
  • SID - Standard Instrument Departure
  • SM - Statute Mile
  • SMA - Surface Movement Advisor
  • SMAR - Special Military Activity Routes
  • SMGCS - Surface Movement Guidance and Control System
  • SMS - Safety Management System
  • SNA - John Wayne-Orange County Airport
             (FAA Airport Identifier)
  • SOCAL - Southern California
  • SOIA - Simultaneous Offset Instrument Approaches
  • SOIT - Satellite Operational Implementation Team
  • SOP - Standard Operating Procedure
  • SPIT - Satellite Procedures Implementation Team
  • SRAC - Sectional and Terminal Raster Aeronautical Charts
  • SRM - Safety Risk Management
  • SRTM - Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  • SSALR - Simplified Short Approach Lighting System
  • SSV - Standard Service Volume
  • STL - St Louis Lambert International Airport
             (FAA Airport Identifier)
  • STAR - Standard Terminal Arrival Procedure
  • SUA - Special Use Airspace
  • SVFR - Special Visual Flight Rules
  • SW - Southwest
  • SWAP - Severe Weather Avoidance Plan
  • SWIM - System Wide Information Management

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T

  • TA - Travel Advisory
  • TAA - Terminal Arrival Area
  • TAC - Terminal Area Chart
  • TACAN - Tactical Air Navigation
  • TALPA - Take Off and Landing Performance Assessment
  • TAORMC - Terminal Area Operations Rule Making
                       Committee
  • TAPP - Transport Aircraft Performance Planning
  • TAS - True Air Speed
  • TASC - Transportation Administrative Service Center
  • TAWS - Terrain Awareness and Warning System
  • TBD - To Be Determined
  • TCA - Terminal Control Area (Canada)
  • TCAS - Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System
  • TCH - Threshold Crossing Height
  • TCN - Terminal Change Notice
  • TDZ - Touchdown Zone
  • TDZE - Touchdown Zone Elevation
  • TDZL - Touchdown Zone Lights
  • TDZ/CL - Touchdown Zone/Centerline Lights
  • TEB - Teterboro Airport (FAA Airport Identifier)
  • TEC - Tower Enroute Control
  • TERPS - U.S. Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures
  • TFR - Temporary Flight Restriction
  • TG - Task Group
  • TIBS - Telephone Information Briefing Service
  • TIS-B - Traffic Information Service - Broadcast
  • TL - Transmittal Letter
  • TMA - Traffic Management Advisor
  • TOC - Tactical Operations Committee
  • TOC - Top of Climb
  • TOD - Top of Descent
  • TOD Team - Terrain and Obstacles Data Team
  • TODA - Takeoff Distance Available
  • TOGA - Takeoff/Go Around
  • TORA - Takeoff Runway Available
  • TPA - Traffic Pattern Altitude
  • TPC - Tactical Pilotage Chart
  • TPP - Terminal Procedures Publication
  • TRACON - Terminal Area Radar Approach Control
  • TRB - Technical Review Board
  • TRSA - Terminal Radar Service Area
  • TSO - Technical Standard Order
    • 129A - Airborne Supplemental Navigation Equipment Using the Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • TWA - Trans World Airlines
  • TWEB - Transcribed Weather Broadcast
  • TWIP - Terminal Weather Information for Pilots
  • TWR - Tower
  • TX - Texas

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U

  • UAS - Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • UAV - Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle
  • UC - Under Construction
  • UDDF - Universal Data Delivery Format
                 (Computer File Format)
  • UFN - Until Further Notice
  • UHF - Ultra High Frequency
  • UIR - Upper Information Region
  • UK - United Kingdom
  • UNICOM - Universal Communications
  • UPS - United Parcel Service
  • URET - User-Request Evaluation Tool
  • U.S. - United States
  • U.S. AIP - United States Aeronautical Information Publication
  • USA - United States Army
  • USAF - United States Air Force
  • USCG - United States Coast Guard
  • USGS - United States Geological Survey
  • US-IFPP - United States - Instrument Flight Procedures
                      Panel
  • UL - UltraLight Areas (Prefix)
  • USMC - United States Marine Corps
  • USN - United States Navy
  • USPA - United States Parachute Association
  • UTA - Upper Control Area
  • UTC - Coordinated Universal Time

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V

  • VA - Virginia
  • VASI - Visual Approach Slope Indicator Lights
  • VCAM - Visual Charting and Airport Mapping
  • VDA - Visual Descent Angle
  • VDP - Visual Decent Point
  • VFR - Visual Flight Rules
  • VGSI - Visual Glide Slope Indicator
  • VHF - Very High Frequency
  • VIS - Visibility
  • VMC - Visual Meteorological Conditions
  • VNAV - Vertical Navigation
  • VNTSC - VOLPE National Transportation System Center
  • VOCA - Visual Climb Over Airport / Airfield
  • VOLPE - U.S. Department of Transportation - That National
                         Transportation Systems Center
  • VOR - VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range
    • H - High (Service Volume)
    • L - Low (Service Volume)
    • T - Terminal (Service Volume)
    • VL - VOR Low (Expanded Service Volume)
    • VH - VOR High (Expanded Service Volume)
  • VOR MON - VOR Minimum Operation Network
  • VORTAC - VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range/Tactical Air
                   Navigation
  • VOT - Very High Frequency (VHF) Omnirange Test
  • VPA - Vertical Path Angle
  • VR - Visual Route

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W

  • WA - Washington
  • WAAS - Wide-Area Augmentation System
  • WAC - World Aeronautical Chart
  • WG - Work Group
  • WGS - World Geodetic System
  • WI - Wisconsin
  • WP - Waypoint
  • WSA - Western Service Area
  • WSL - Wrong Surface Landing

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X

  • XML - Extensible Markup Language

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Y
  • Y2K - The Year 2000

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