Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms,
names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that
populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed
wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.
Aero-Terms should serve as a quick but intriguing reminder of
the terms you may use every day, or an introduction to an aspects
of the Aero-World you may not yet be familiar with. ANN also
encourages readers to go beyond the FMI link, and further research
any intriguing terms.
Pronounced as "eeds" or by its separate initials, European
Aeronautic Defence and Space Company is the second largest defense
company in the world with revenues of over 30 billion euros. It
owns, among other companies, Airbus, which is the make of the
gigantic A380. It also created the Eurofighter and is competing for
the USAF tanker bid worth about 100 billion dollars.