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Acronym  Definition Acronym  Definition
3-D Three-Dimensional FDM Flight Data Monitoring
A/C Aircraft FDR Flight Data Recorder
ACARS Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System FODA Flight Operations Data Assurance
ACMS Aircraft Condition Monitoring System FODCOM CAA’s Flight Operations Department Communication
ADL Airborne Data Loader FOM Flight Operations Management
AGS Application Generation Station FOQA Flight Operations Quality Assurance
AQP Advanced Qualification Program FSF Flight Safety Foundation
ARINC Aeronautical Radio Incorporated GAIN Global Aviation Information Network
ASCB Avionics Standard Communication Bus GSM Global System for Mobile Communication
ASR Air Safety Report I/O Input/ Output
ATC Air Traffic Control ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
CAA Civil Aviation Authority ISP Internet Service Provider
CASE Airclaims’ Client Aviation System Enquirey JAR Joint Airworthiness Regulations
CDMA Code-Division Multiple Access LRU Line Replaceable Unit
CD-ROM Compact Disc, Read-Only-Memory MDDU Multifunction Disk Drive Unit
CSDB Commercial Standard Digital Bus MOQA Maintenance Operations Quality Assurance
CVR Cockpit Voice Recorder NG Next Generation
DAR Digital ACMS Recorder NPA Notice of Proposed Amendment
DAU Data Acquisition Unit NTSB National Transportation Safety Board
DEMOPROJ FAA’s Demonstration Project OFDM Operational Flight Data Monitoring
DFDAU Digital Flight Data Acquisition Unit OQAR Optical Quick Access Recorder
DFDR Digital Flight Data Recorder PC Personal Computer
DMU Data Management Unit PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
EU European Union PDL Portable Data Loader
FAA Federal Aviation Administration QAR Quick Access Recorder
FAP Flight Analysis Program SQL Structured Query Language
FDAU Flight Data Acquisition Unit SRG Safety Regulation Group
FDIMU Flight Data Interface Management Unit USD United States Dollars
FDIU Flight Data Interface Unit VCR Video Cassette Recorder

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