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AERO

Most important European trade fair for General Aviation




AVGAS

Abbreviation for Aviation Gasoline. The last leaded fuel in the world. Small availability on airports.




Department of Defense (DoD)

American defence ministry (Pentagon)




European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Aviation authority of the European Union




Extended-Range/Multi-Purpose-Program (ER/MP)

UAV system as per requirements of U.S. Army with the regard to flight altitude and range for long-term observation, as a communication station and in re-supply applications




Firewall-Forward-Kit

Completely preassembled mounting unit for Continental Diesel engines. The engine can be bolt along with the entire motor periphery as one piece onto the aircraft’s firewall.




Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC)

Fully electronic, redundant aircraft engine and propeller management system with single-lever operation in the cockpit and electronically recorded engine history for servicing and maintenance




General Aviation (GA)

Includes all aviation that is not military and not airline transporation service




Heavy Fuel

Generic term for diesel fuels such as automotive diesel, jet fuel, JP-8 etc.




Jet Fuel

Kerosene




Joint Aviation Authority (JAA)

Union of the 37 European countries




JP-8

Military diesel fuel




Kerosene

Civil and military diesel fuel. Comprises 98.75% of total aviation fuel around the world




Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA)

German aviation authority




Maintenance Organisation Approval (MOA)

Organisation that is authorized by the aviation authority for maintenance of products used in aviation




Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

In General Aviation, aviation manufacturers, in the automotive area the vehicle manufacturers




Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA)

Company licensed by the FAA as manufacturer of certified aircraft parts or components




Piston Aircraft Engine

Thermal power machine that by internal combustion of fuel performs mechanical work and is used in aircraft




Production Organisation Approval (POA)

Organisation that is authorized by the aviation aothority for manufacture of products used in aviation.




Retrofit

Term generally used in aviation for replacement of an old engine with a new one




Self-ignition Pinciple

Fuel in a combustion chamber is injected with compressed and heated air and ignites on its own




Single-Fuel-For-The-Battlefield

Principle that refers to DoD Directive 4041 of DoD and provides for standardization of military fuels on a “heavy fuel” basis




Special Operations Command (SOCOM)

U.S. military unit




Supplemental Type Certification (STC)

Refers to the installation approval of an engine in an existing aircraft



















 

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