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Glossary

     
  A.T.C

Air Traffic Control - the systems by which aircraft are controlled for safety and operational purposes whilst in the air and in motion on the ground.

  A.T.M.

Air Traffic Management

  Advisory Group

The External Advisory Group for Aeronautics established under Key Action 4 of the Growth Programme within the 5th Framework Programme.

  Aeronautics

Matters relating to the design, manufacturing, maintenance and operational functions of air- craft together with all subordinate systems, parts and materials.

  Air Transport System

The world of aviation services from the arrival of the passenger or freight at the airport to the exit from the destination airport including any type of aircraft and the facilities that are necessary between the departure and destination airports.

  Airbus 3E

Airbus Collaborative research plan of Airbus Industrie partners for Energy, Efficiency and Environment.

  Aviation

The totality of the system in which aircraft of all types operate - includes the airlines, airports, and ground support services, as well as aeronautics.

  EREA

European Research Establishment Association.

  Europe

Unless otherwise indicated refers to the European Union.

  GARTEUR

Group for Aeronautical Research and Technology in Europe.

  IMG3

Industrial Management Group of the industrial aeronautical sectors for airframe, engines and equipment.

  NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

  Research & Development

All those technical activities which embrace Research and Technology Development as well as the Design, Development, Test and Certification activities related to specific products. R&D

  Research & Technology Development

The processes of preparing new technical capabilities which will be useful in the future but which are not related to specifically identified products. R&TD

  SME

Small or Medium-sized Enterprise

  The Aeronautics Industry All those enterprises which play a part in the design, development and manufacture of any product used in aeronautics.
     
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