1.5. Abbreviations and Acronyms

  1. The following abbreviations and acronyms are used in the SCSOPs. Where the abbreviation or acronym is derived from another document (such as the Aeroplane Flight Manual), the reference for that acronym is shown by the title of the publication preceded by the abbreviation "ref." The expanded text for the abbreviation or acronym is shown in this section. For definitions of terms see the Definitions section. Items are sorted in ascending alphabetical order sorted by abbreviation or acronym - vice the expanded text. Generally, the periods "." have been omitted from the abbreviation unless required for clarity.

[The abbreviations, acronyms and expanded text are examples only. A number of them are included only because they have been used in examples in these generic SCSOPs. The relevant acronyms and expanded text that are used by your organization should be inserted here. However, many of the items shown will apply to your operation. To reduce the likelihood of an incorrect interpretation, we recommend that you include a complete list of any abbreviations and/or acronyms that are used in your SCSOPs.]

ACAS  Airborne Collision Avoidance Systems, (ref. AIP) [insert only if your Aeroplane is so equipped]
AIP  Aeronautical Information Publication Canada
AFM  Aeroplane Flight Manual
APU  Auxiliary Power Unit
ASR  Airport Surveillance Radar (ref. CAP)
ATC  Air Traffic Control, (ref. AIP)
BLUELINE  Best singe engine rate of climb
CAP  Canada Air Pilot
Capt. Aeroplane Pilot
CARs  Canadian Aviation Regulations
CDU  Control Display Unit
CFR  Airport Crash, Fire Fighting and Rescue Services (DND) (ref. CAP)
DH  Decision Height (ref. CAP)
FE  Flight Engineer [insert only if an FE is used on the Aeroplane]
FA  Flight Attendant [insert only if an FA is used on the Aeroplane]
FAF  Final Approach Fix (ref. CAP)
FAWP  Final Approach Waypoint (ref. CAP)
FL  Flight Level (ref. CAP)
FMS  Flight Management Systems, (ref. AIP) [insert only if your Aeroplane is so equipped]
FO  First Officer
FOD  Foreign Object Damage
GPS  Global Positioning System (ref. AIP)
GPWS  Ground Proximity Warning Systems [insert only if your Aeroplane is so equipped]
HAA  Height Above Aerodrome (ref. CAP)
HAT  Height Above Touchdown Zone Elevation (ref. CAP)
IAF  Initial Approach Fix (ref. CAP)
IAS  Indicated Airspeed (ref. AIP)
IAWP  Initial Approach Waypoint (ref. CAP)
IF  Intermediate Fix (ref. CAP)
ILS  Instrument Landing System (ref. CAP)
IMC  Instrument Meteorological Conditions (ref. CARs)
INS  Inertial Navigation System (ref. AIP)
IWP  Intermediate Waypoint (ref. CAP)
KIAS  Knots Indicated Airspeed
MDA  Minimum Descent Altitude (ref. CAP)
MLS Microwave Landing System (ref. AIP)
NAVAID  Navigational Aid (ref. AIP)
NH  High Pressure Compressor/Turbine speed (ref. AFM)
PAR  Precision Approach Radar (ref. CAP)
PF  Pilot Flying
PNF  Pilot Not Flying
RCR  Runway Condition Report (ref. AIP)
RNAV  Area Navigation (ref. AIP)
RWY or Rwy Runway (ref. CAP)
SO  Second Officer [insert only if an SO is used on the Aeroplane]
SOP(s) Aeroplane Standard Operating Procedure(s)
STAR  Standard Terminal Arrival (ref. CAP)
TCAS  Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems, (ref. AIP) [insert only if your Aeroplane is so equipped]
TCS  Touch Control Steering (ref. AFM)
V1  Take-off decision speed, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM]
V2 Take-off safety speed, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM]
VAC  Volts Alternating Current
Vapp  Approach Speed, (ref. AFM or SOP) [or as per the AFM] [insert only if published in the AFM or if used as part of the SOP]
Vbroc  Best Rate of Climb Speed, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM] [insert only if published in the AFM]
Vclimb  Single engine zero flap climb speed, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM] [insert only if published in the AFM]
VDC  Volts Direct Current
Vfe  Maximum Flap Extend Speed, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM] [insert only if published in the AFM]
Vfri  Flap Retraction Initiation Speed, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM] [insert only if published in the AFM]
Vgo around  Go Around Speed, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM] [insert only if published in the AFM]
Vle  Maximum Landing Gear Extended Speed, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM] [insert only if published in the AFM]
Vlo  Maximum Landing Gear Operating Speed, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM] [insert only if published in the AFM]
VMC  Visual Meteorological Conditions (ref. CARs)
Vmc  Minimum Control Speed, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM] [insert only if published in the AFM]
Vmca  Minimum Control Speed Air, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM] [insert only if published in the AFM]
Vmcg  Minimum Control Speed Ground, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM] [insert only if published in the AFM]
Vmo  Maximum Operating Limit Speed, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM] [insert only if published in the AFM]
VNAV  Vertical Navigation
Vne  Never Exceed Speed, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM] [insert only if published in the AFM]
Vr  Rotation Speed, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM] [insert only if published in the AFM]
Vref  Final Approach Reference Speed, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM] [insert only if published in the AFM]
VS  Vertical Speed
Vs  Stalling speed, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM] [insert only if published in the AFM]
VSI  Vertical Speed Indicator (ref. Instrument Procedures Manual)
Vso  Stalling Speed in the landing configuration, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM] [insert only if published in the AFM]
Vsse  Safe Single Engine Speed, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM] [insert only if published in the AFM]
Vxse  Best single engine angle of climb speed, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM] [insert only if published in the AFM]
Vyse  Best singe engine rate of climb, (ref. AFM) [or as per the AFM] [insert only if published in the AFM]














 
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