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Aeronautic glossary

The world of aeronautics, and more particularly of aeronautical training, is complex and often uses acronyms and other acronyms that are difficult to understand. NOVAE Training Solutions offers you a glossary of frequently used technical terms in order to help you better understand the world of aeronautics.

The Latin phrase ab initio means "from the beginning / beginning". In the aviation industry, it is the first step in flight training.
Technique for measuring wind speed and strength.
ATA code
The ATA code (Air Transport Association of America) groups aeronautical systems under various headings (flight controls, structures, hydraulic and electric fuel, engines, etc.). The denomination is common for the different actors of the aeronautics industry such as engineering, maintenance and servicing, pilots as well as flight manuals and this for all manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier or Embraer.
The Cabin Crew Attestation (CCA) is a regulatory European certificate necessary for the practice of the profession of flight attendant or steward in a European company.
Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations
Crew Resource Management (CRM). This approach aims to develop non-technical skills at individual and collective levels to make operations more reliable.
Dalic is a selective non-immersion electrolysis process in which an anodic device impregnated with electrolyte is moved over the workpiece.
A distance measuring equipment is a radio-transponder that makes it possible to know the distance that separates an aircraft from a ground station by measuring the time it takes a UHF (Ultra High Frequency) radio pulse to make a round trip.
The EAQG (European Aerospace Quality Group) is the equivalent of the IAQG at the European level.
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). EASA's mission is to assist the Community in promoting the highest possible level of civil aviation safety and environmental protection; to facilitate the free movement of goods, persons and services; to promote cost-efficiency in the regulatory and certification processes; to assist Member States in meeting, on a common basis, their obligations under ICAO; and to promote, at the global level, its views on safety standards to be applied in civil aviation.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is a passage of electric current between two objects with different electrical potentials over an extremely short period of time.
Extended-range Twin-engine Operation Performance Standards (ETOPS) is an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulation allowing commercial aircraft equipped with two engines to use air routes with sectors more than one hour from an emergency airport.
EWIS (Electrical Wiring Interconnection System) refers to the wiring of complex systems, such as those on modern aircraft.
Foreign Object Debris / Damage
Fuel Tank Safety : technical and regulatory knowledge of fuel tank safety.
The Human Factor (HF) is the human contribution involved in an event, including human error. It can be caused voluntarily or involuntarily.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent agency of the U.S. government responsible for investigating aviation, highway, marine, rail, and pipeline (gas and oil) accidents.
Search And Rescue (SAR) define and describe the entire organization and operations for locating and rescuing people in distress situations.
Safety Management System (SMS) is a management system aimed at improving safety.