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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ACC

ACFT

ACM

AF

AMSL

AOC

AOG

ATC

ATO

CAD

CASEVAC

CAT

CHTR

CL

CoFR

Dept

DME

DST

DWQ

dwt

eta

etd

FIR

FL

flt

FRY

GP

GZO

HIALS

HIRL

IAP

IATA

ICAO

IFR

ILS

LAB

LLZ

LMML

LTM

MATS

Max

MCMV

MEDEVAC

Min

MLA

MSL

MSN

MTOW

NM

NOTAM

op

opb

opf

ops

PAPI

pax

PCN

Pk-

PPL

RAF

REF

REG

RIU

rrg

RWY

SAR

SKED

SRTM

sta

std

tba

tbc

THR

TM

TMA

UIR

UTC

VIP

VFR

VOR

24-hours / 7-days

at

arrival/departure

from

from / to

to / from

with


area control centre

aircraft

Aviation Cosmetics Malta

Air Force

above mean sea level

air operator's certificate

aircraft on ground

air traffic control

approved training organisation

Civil Aviation Directorate

casualty evacuation

category

charter

centre line (runway)

certificate of flight readiness

departure

distance measuring equipment

daylight saving time

Deep Water Quay

deadweight tonnage

estimated time of arrival

estimated time of departure

flight information region

flight level

flight

ferry flight

glide path

Gozo

high intensity approach lighting

high intensity runway lighting

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

mine countermeasure vessel

medical evacuation

minumum

Malta IAP (IATA code)

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

pavement classification number

park / apron

private pilot licence

Royal Air Force

reference

registration

runway in use

re-registered

runway

search and rescue

schedule

SR Technics Malta

scheduled time of arrival

scheduled time of departure

to be announced

to be confirmed

threshold (runway)

Transport Malta

terminal control area

upper information region

universal coordinated time (GMT/zulu) 

very important person

visual flight rules

VHF omnidirectional range

 

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