Acronyms

AAE:
Above aerodrome elevation
 
ATC:
Air traffic control
 
ATS:
Air traffic service
 
BC:
Back course
 
CAD:
Canadian Aviation Document
 
CAP:
Canada Air Pilot
 
CAIRS:
Civil Aviation Issues Reporting System
 
CAR:
Canadian Aviation Regulation
 
DA:
Decision altitude
 
DH:
Decision height
 
DME:
Distance measuring equipment
 
FAWP:
Final approach waypoint
 
FD:
Upper level wind and temperature forecasts
 
FFS:
Full-flight simulator
 
GFA:
Graphic area forecast
   
GNSS:
Global navigation satellite system
   
GPS:
Global positioning system
 
IFR:
Instrument Flight Rules
 
ILS:
Instrument landing system
 
IMC:
Instrument meteorological conditions
 
LOC:
Localizer
 
LPV:
Localizer performance with vertical guidance
 
LVOP:
Low visibility operations plan
 
MAP:
Missed approach point
 
MAWP:
Missed approach waypoint
 
MDA:
Minimum descent altitude
 
METAR:
Aviation routine weather report
 
NDB:
Non-directional beacon
 
OEI:
One engine inoperative
 
PIREPS:
Pilot weather report
 
POH:
Pilot Operating Handbook
 
RAIM:
Receiver autonomous integrity monitoring
 
RFM:
Rotorcraft Flight Manual
 
RNAV:
Area navigation
 
RVOP:
Reduced visibility operations plan
 
SIGMET:
Significant meteorological information
 
SIGWX:
Significant weather prognostic charts
 
SOP:
Standard Operating Procedures
 
TAF:
Terminal aerodrome forecast
 
TATC:
Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada
 
TSO:
Technical Standard Order
 
VFR:
Visual Flight Rules
 
VOR:
Very high frequency omnidirectional range
 
VMC:

Visual meteorological conditions

 
 
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