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List of Pertinent Acronyms

14 CFR The title of the Code of Federal Regulations for the Federal Aviation Regulations
A&P Airframe and Powerplant
AAIP Approved Aircraft Inspection Program
AAIRRG Aviation Alliance Insurance Risk Retention Group
AATF Airport & Airways Trust Fund
AC Advisory Circular
ACO Aircraft Certification Office (FAA)
ACSEP Aircraft Certification Systems Evaluation Program
AD Airworthiness Directive
AFS Flight Standards Service (FAA)
AFM Aircraft Flight Manual
AIA Aerospace Industries Association
AIP Airport Improvement Program
AIR Airerait Certification Service (FAA)
ALJ Administrative Law Judge
ALS Airworthiness Limitations Section
AMC Authorized Maintenance Centers
ANSI American National Standards Institute
APA Administrative Procedure Act
APIS Approved Production Inspection System
APU Auxiliary Power Unit
ARC Aviation Rulemaking Committee
ARSA Aeronautical Repair Station Association
ASA Aviation Suppliers Association
ASI Aviation Safety Inspector
ASAP Aviation Safety Action Program
ASRP Aviation Safety Reporting Program
ATA Air Transport Association
ATOS Air Transportation Oversight System
AVS Office of Aviation Safety (FAA)
BAA Bilateral Airworthiness Agreement
BASA Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement
CAA Civil Aviation Authority
CAAC Civil Aviation Administration of China
CAB Civil Aeronautics Board (FAA predecessor)
CAM Civil Aeronautics Manual (CAB guidance)
CASA Civil Aviation Safety Authority (of Australia)
CASE Coordinating Agency for Supplier Evaluation
CBO Congressional Budget Office
CCAM China Civil Aviation Maintenance
CDCCL Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations
CDW Coalition for a Democratic Workplace
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CMM Component Maintenance Manual
CRT Compliance Review Team
D&A Drug and Alcohol
DAH Design Approval Holders
DAR Designated Airworthiness Representative
DAS Designated Alteration Station
DER Designated Engineering Representative
DGCA Directorate General of Civil Aviaiton (India civil aviation authority)
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DMIR Designated Manufacturing Inspection Representative
DOA Delegation Option Authorization
DOIL Distributor Overhaul Information Letters
DOL Department of Labor (USA)
DOT Department of Transportation (USA)
EASA European Aviation Safety Agency
ECS Environmental Control System
EO Engineering Order
EIR Enforcement Investigation Report
EPA Environmental Protection Agency (USA)
EPW Environmental & Public Works (Senate Committee)
ETOPS Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards
EU European Union
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation (no longer Federal Aviation Regulations)
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FSAT Flight Standards Information Bulletin for Air Transportation (Operations)
FSAW Flight Standards Information Bulletin for Airworthiness (Maintenance)
FSDO Flight Standards District Office (FAA)
FSIMS Flight Standards Information Management System
GAMA General Aviation Manufacturers Association
GPWS Ground Proximity Warning System
HazMat Hazardous materials
HBAT Flight Standards Handbook Bulletin for Air Transportation (Operations)
HBAW Flight Standards Handbook Bulletin for Airworthiness (Maintenance)
HMR Hazardous Materials Regulations
IA Inspection Authorization
IATA International Air Transport Association
ICA Instructions for Continued Airworthiness
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
IFO International Field Office (FAA)
IPC Illustrated Parts Catalog
IRT Independent Review Team
ISO International Organization for Standardization
JAA Joint Aviation Authorities
JAR Joint Aviation Regulations
LOI Letter of Investigation
MAG Maintenance Annex Guidance
MRPA Modified Replacement Parts Association
MEL Minimum Equipment List
MIDO Manufacturing Inspection District Office (FAA)
MIP Maintenance Implementation Procedures
MMF Manufacturer’s Maintenance Facility
MLG Main landing gear
MMI Modified Maintenance Instructions
MRO Maintenance, repair, and overhaul
NAA National Aviation Authority
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASIP National Aviation Safety Inspection Program
NIST National Institute of Standards and Testing
NLRB National Labor Relations Board (USA)
NPCP Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
NTSB National Transportation Safety Board
ODA Organization Designation Authorization
ODAR Organizational Designated Airworthiness Representative
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
OIG Office of the Inspector General
OHM Overhaul Manual
OMB Office of Management and Budget
PAC Political Action Committee
PAH Production Approval Holder
PC Production Certificate
PMA Parts Manufacturer Approval
PMI Principle Maintenance Inspector
PPC Public Publicity Campaign
QCM Quality Control Manual
RASIP Regional Aviation Safety Inspection Program
RFA Regulatory Flexibility Act
RFM Rotorcraft flight manual
RII Required Inspection Item
RSQM Repair Station Quality Manual
RTCA Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics
SAE Society of Automotive Engineers
SAIB Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin
SDR Service Difficulty Report
SLC Strategic Leadership Conference
SMS Safety Management Systems
SRM Structural Repair Manual
STC Supplemental Type Certificate
SUP Suspected Unapproved Part
TC Type Certificate
TCAS Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System
TCCA Transport Canada Civil Aviation Authority
T&I Transportation & Infrastructure (House Committee)
TSA Transportation Security Administration
TSOA Technical Standard Order Authorization
UCC Uniform Commercial Code
USAF United States Air Force
VDRP Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Program
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