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The list below provides you with a summary of principles, guidelines and regulations pertaining to flight data monitoring. Please consult the Authority concerned for specific information and the latest amendments and regulatory initiatives.

Acronym Definition
3-D Three-Dimensional
A/C Aircraft
ACARS Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System
ACMS Aircraft Condition Monitoring System
ADL Airborne Data Loader
AGS Application Generation Station
AQP Advanced Qualification Program
ARINC Aeronautical Radio Incorporated
ASCB Avionics Standard Communication Bus
ASR Air Safety Report
ATC Air Traffic Control
CAA Civil Aviation Authority
CASE Airclaims’ Client Aviation System Enquirey
CDMA Code-Division Multiple Access
CD-ROM Compact Disc, Read-Only-Memory
CSDB Commercial Standard Digital Bus
CVR Cockpit Voice Recorder
DAR Digital ACMS Recorder
DAU Data Acquisition Unit
DEMOPROJ FAA’s Demonstration Project
DFDAU Digital Flight Data Acquisition Unit
DFDR Digital Flight Data Recorder
DMU Data Management Unit
EU European Union
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FAP Federal Aviation Administration
FAP Flight Analysis Program
FDAU Flight Data Acquisition Unit
FDIMU Flight Data Interface Management Unit
FDIU Flight Data Interface Unit
FDM Flight Data Monitoring
FDR Flight Data Recorder
FODA Flight Operations Data Assurance
FODCOM CAA’s Flight Operations Department Communication
FOM Flight Operations Management
FOQA Flight Operations Quality Assurance
FSF Flight Safety Foundation
GAIN Global Aviation Information Network
GSM Global System for Mobile Communication
I/O Input/ Output
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
ISP Internet Service Provider
JAR Joint Airworthiness Regulations
LRU Line Replaceable Unit
MDDU Multifunction Disk Drive Unit
MOQA Maintenance Operations Quality Assurance
NG Next Generation
NPA Notice of Proposed Amendment
NTSB National Transportation Safety Board
OFDM Operational Flight Data Monitoring
OQAR Optical Quick Access Recorder
PC Personal Computer
PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
PDL Portable Data Loader
QAR Quick Access Recorder
SQL Structured Query Language
SRG Safety Regulation Group
USD United States Dollars
VCR Video Cassette Recorder