Aviation & Ships Spotting in Malta

Anything from Civil & Military Aviation to Naval Vessels

GLOSSARY

as used in maltaspotting.com

Abbreviation & Acronyms

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A&E

ACC

ACFT

ACM

AF

AFM

AOC

AOG

ATC

ATO

ATIS

CAD

CASEVAC

CHTR

C2S

CL

CMO

CoFR

Dept

DME

DST

DWQ

dwt

EME

EOD

eta

etd

FEAR

FIR

FL

flt

FRY

GP

GZO

HIALS

HIRL

HQ

IAP

IATA

ICAO

IFR

ILS

LAB

LLZ

LMML

LTM

MATS

Max

MEDEVAC

Min

MLA

MLF

MQR

MSL

MSN

MTOW

NM

NOTAM

op

opb

opf

ops

PAPI

pax

Pk-

PPL

PRS

REF

REG

RIU

RMA

rrg

RSC

RWY

SAR

SBU

SKED

SRTM

sta

std

SY

tba

tbc

THR

TM

TMA

UIR

UTC

VGT

VIP

VOR

VFR

VRF

24-hours / 7-days

at

arrival/departure

from

from / to

to / from

with


ammunition and explosives

area control centre

aircraft

Aviation Cosmetics Malta

Air Force

Armed Forces of Malta

air operator's certificate

aircraft on ground

air traffic control

approved training organisation

automatic terminal information service

Civil Aviation Directorate

casualty evacuation

chartered flight (pax)

command, control and support

centre line (runway)

crises managment operations

certificate of flight readiness

departure

distance measuring equipment

daylight saving time

Deep Water Quay

deadweight tonnage

electrical and mechanical engineering

explosive ordnanca disposal

estimated time of arrival

estimated time of departure

force element at readiness

flight information region

flight level

flight

ferry flight

glide path

Gozo

high intensity approach lighting

high intensity runway lighting

headquarters

international airport

International Air Transport Association

International Civil Aviation Organisation

instrument flight rules

instrument landing system

Laboratory

localizer

Malta IAP (ICAO code)

Lufthansa Technik Malta

Malta Air Traffic Services

maximum

medical evacuation

minumum

Malta IAP (IATA code)

Malta Land Force

Midalja Ghal Qadi tar-Repubblika (service medal)

mean sea level

manufacturer serial number

maximum take-off weight

nautical miles

notice to airmen

operate

operated by

operated for

operations

precision approach path indicator

passengers

park / apron

private pilot licence

preferential runway scheme

reference

registration

runway in use

Royal Malta Artillery

re-registered

Revenue Security Corps

runway

search and rescue

special boat unit

scheduled flight (pax)

SR Technics Malta

scheduled time of arrival

scheduled time of departure

shipyard

to be announced

to be confirmed

threshold (runway)

Transport Malta

terminal control area

upper information region

universal coordinated time (GMT/zulu)

Valletta Gateway Terminal Ltd.

very important person

VHF omni-directional radio range

visual flight rules

Volunteers Reserve Force

 

Naval Vessels Prefix

BNS

BUNS

ENS

ESPS

FGS

FNS

FS

HDMS

HNLMS

HMCS

HMS

HS

H(Sw)MS

INS

ITS

KDM

KNM

LE

LNS

LVNS

NRP

ORP

RFA

RFS

ROS

TCG

USNS

USS

Belgian Naval Ship *

Bulgarian Naval Ship 

Estonian Naval Ship *

Spanish Naval Ship *

German Naval Ship *

Finnish Naval Ship 

French Naval Ship *

His/Her Danish Majesty's Naval Ship *

His/Her Netherlands Majesty's Naval Ship *

His/Her Majesty's Canadian Ship 

His/Her Majesty Ship (U.K.)

Hellenic Naval Ship *

His/Her (Swedish) Majesty's Ship

Indian Naval Ship

Italian Naval Ship *

Kongelige Danske Marine (Denmark)

Kongelige Norske Marine (Norway)

Long Eireannach (Ireland)

Lithuanian Naval Ship *

Latvian Naval Ship *

Navio da Republica Portuguesa (Portugal)

Okret Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (Poland)

Royal Fleet Auxiliary (U.K.)

Russian Federation Naval Ship

Romanian Naval Ship *

Turkiye Cumhuriyeti Gemisi (Turkey)

United States Naval Auxliary Ship

United States Naval Ship


(* NATO designation)

 

Naval Vessels / Hull Number Prefix

A

C

D

F

L

M

P

R

S

auxiliary

cruiser

destroyer

frigate / corvette

amphibian

mine countermeasure

patrol

aircraft carrier

submarine