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
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
A holder of a production certificate (PC), an approved
production inspection system (APIS), a parts manufacturer approval
(PMA), or a technical standard order (TSO) authorization who
controls the design and quality of a product or part thereof.