Mon, May 01, 2006
Designed to be a daily reminder of the terms, names, acronyms
and explanations of the unique language that populates the aviation
world, ANN Contributor Aleta "I'm Not Making An Asterisk Of Myself"
Vinas will be selecting... and presenting unique aeronautical terms
each day from all tiers of the aviation world...
Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed wing, helo, you name it... it's
all fair game and with a full year's selection already coming
together, we can assure you that 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.
Suggestions for future Aero-Terms are
ALWAYS welcome, as are additions or discussion of the
explanations given for each Aero-Term.
Early Extended Validation Integration
An FAA program, first implemented for the Boeing 777, to give
"out-of-the-box" ETOPS (Extended Twin-engine operations. FAA
designation of over-ocean flights far from possible emergency
landing strips, in which the possibility of engine failure in a
twin-engine plane represents a heightened risk. ETOPS certification
is not normally given to a new passenger aircraft until it has been
in regular domestic service for at least a year) clearance to a new
plane, rather than waiting for a couple of years of domestic
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