Cambridge Aerospace Dictionary by B Gunston

By B Gunston

The Cambridge Aerospace Dictionary is scholarly, obtainable and crucial for examining concerning the aerospace undefined.

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Need be no facilities for aircraft replenishment or repair, customs facilities, nor scheduled service; but must be facilities for passengers and/or cargo. Community served can be mainly or even exclusively employees of one company (eg at oilfield). airport advisory area Area within 5 miles of geographical centre of uncontrolled airport on which is located FSS so depicted on appropriate sectional aeronautical chart (FAA) airport advisory service Terminal service provided by FSS located at airport where control tower is not operating.

2 For certification purposes, subdivision of aeroplanes (most important family of aircraft) on basis of performance. In UK aeroplanes certificated before 1951 are categorised as No Performance Group Classification; after 1951 subdivided into Performance Group A, large multi-engined; Performance Group C, light multiengined; and Performance Group D. Also Group X for large multi-engined aeropanes built outside UK before specified date. aircraft certificate In US all aeroplanes (airplanes) and most other aircraft except models are categorised and licensed according to four classes of certificate, each having status of legal document: airworthiness, production, registration and type.

4 Aggregate friction surface coat (runway). 5 See AFSPC. AFSCF Air Force Satellite Control Facility (global network). AFSCO Air Force Security Clearance Office (Washington DC). AFSD 1 Air Force Space Division, usually called SD, formed as unit of AFSC 1960, incorporated into AFSPC 1982. 2 Airframe, or aircraft, full-scale development. Afsinc, AFSINC Air Force Service Information and News Center (Kelly AFB). afterglow AFSK Audio frequency-shift keying. , established 22 May 1990). Afsouth, AFSOUTH Allied Forces, Southern Europe (Naples).

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