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Abbreviations

"A" means Aircraft
"AAI" means Aircraft Accident Investigator
"AME" means Aircraft Mechanical Engineer
“AMO” means Aircraft Maintenance Organisation
“AGL” means above ground level
“AIC” means an Aeronautical Information Circular
“AIP” means an Aeronautical Information Publication
“AIP SUP” means an AIP Supplement
“AIRAC” means aeronautical information regulation and control
“ALSA” means Air, Land, Sea Application Centre
“ASSO” means Air Service Safety Officer
“ATNS” means Air Traffic and Navigation Services
“ATO” means Aviation Training Organisation
“ATZ” means an aerodrome traffic zone
“CAA” means the Civil Aviation Authority
“CAR’s” means the South African Civil Aviation Regulation, 2011, as amended
“CATS” means the South African Civil Aviation Technical Standards, 2011, as amended;
“CDL” means a configuration deviation list
“CEO” means Chief Executive Officer
“CFI” means Chief Flying Instructor
“CRM” means Crew Resource Management
“CRMA” means Certification in Risk Management Assurance/Assessment
“CofA” means Certificate of Airworthiness
“CTA” means a control area
“CTR” means a control zone
“DA/H” means decision altitude/height
“DAME” means designated aviation medical examiner
“DCA” means Director Civil Aviation
“DG” means Dangerous Goods.
“ELT” means emergency locator transmitter
“EROPS” means extended range operations
“ETOPS” means extended range operations with twin-engine aircraft
“ERP” means Emergency Response Plan
“FDP means Flight and Duty Period
“FL” means flight level
"FOM" means Flight Operations Management
"FNPT" means Flight Simulation Training Device
“GF” means General Flying
GFA” means General Flying Area
"H' means Helicopter
“IFR” means instrument flight rules
“IMC” means instrument meteorological conditions
“MCM” means Maintenance Control Manual
“MD” means Managing Director
“MSL” means mean sea level
“NM” means nautical mile
“NOTAM” means a Notice to Airmen
"NVG" means Night Vision Goggle as utilised during Night Visionary Training
“OHSA” Occupational Health and Safety Act
“OPSPEC” means Operations Specification
“PIC” means pilot-in-command;
"QA" means Quality Assurance
“QAM” means Quality Assurance Manager
“QAS” means Quality Assurance System
“RPA” means Responsible Person Aircraft;
“RPO” means Responsible Person Operations;
“SACAA” means the South African Civil Aviation Authority
“SEAMS” means Smart Electronic Aviation Management System
"SEPT" means Safety and Emergency Procedures Training
"SMS" means Safety Management System
“SEAMS” means Smart Electronic Aviation Management System
“SOP” means Standard Operating Procedure;
“TMA” means a terminal control area
“VFR” means visual flight rules
“VHF” means very high frequency
“VMC” means visual meteorological conditions
“VOR” means VHF omnidirectional radio range



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