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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


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


Joint Aviation Authority (JAA)

Union of the 37 European countries


Military diesel fuel


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.


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


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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