Get lost in the abbreviations? Here is a list of frequently used Abbreviations Source: www.flyingineurope.be Webpage: http://users.telenet.be/flyingineurope/aaa.htm
|CDU: Control Display Unit.
A unit with a display and control knobs to be able to enter the route ( flight path) into a FMC (Flight Managment Computer).FMC: Flight Management Computer.
This computer controls the movements and the engines ofv the airplane.SID: Standard Instrument Departure. (Is also called departure route)
This is de flight path from de departure runway via aa number of waypoints to the first waypoint of the Route.Route: is a the flight path via sequense of waypoints.
The first waypoint is the end of the SID.
The last waypoint is the beginning of the STAR.
STAR: STandard Arrival Route ( Arrival Route)
LSK: Line Selection Key on the CDU (marked L or R and followed by 1./.6)
TCAS: Traffic alert and Collision Avidance System
TA/RA: sets the TCAS system to provide you with both