Quality System Definitions and Acronyms
AAQG - Americas Aerospace Quality Group (see also IAQG)
ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
ACE - Aerospace Congress & Exhibition - biennial meeting, combines Aviation Safety, Aerofast, AMTC and WAC.
ADA - Air Defense Artillery
AEA - Aerospace Experienced Auditor
AEAT - Aerospace Revitalization II meeting
AECMA - Association Europeenne des Constructeurs de Materiel Aerospatial (European Aerospace Manufacturers Association).
AEI - SAE's Automotive Engineering International magazine.
AEROFAST - Aerospace Automated Fastening Conference & Exhibition
AGMA - American Gear Manufacturers Association
AHS - American Helicopter Society
AIA - Aerospace Industry Association
AIAA - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
AIMMPE - American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum Engineers
AIRP - Air plating meeting
AIEA - Aerospace Industry Experienced Auditor
AISI - American Iron and Steel Institute
AMA - American Management Association
ANAB - ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board
ANA - Aerospace North American, located in British Columbia, Canada.
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
ANS - American National Standard.
APF - Airline Plating Forum
ARD - Aerospace Resource Document
ARP - Aerospace Recommended Practice, SAE aerospace standards document.
AS - Aerospace Standard, SAE aerospace standards publication.
ASA - Aerospace Strategies in Action
ASAWG - Aerospace Strategy and Actions Working Group
ASD - Aerospace Avionics Systems Division, a division in the aerospace standards committees
ASM Internationalal - The materials information society. (Previously called ASM - American Society of Metals.)
ASNT - American Society for Nondestructive Testing
ASQC - American Society of Quality Control (former name of the American Society for Quality - ASQ)
ASTM - American Society for Testing & Materials.
ATTC - Agricultural Tractor Technical Committee
AVIA - Business Aircraft Contribution CBSA meeting
CAESAR - Civilian American and European Surface Anthropometry Resource.
CARs - Corrective Action Responses
CARB - California Air Resources Board
CATARC - China Automotive Technology & Research Center
CEC - Coordinating European Council, publisher of fuels and lubricant test methods (located in England).
CEN - European Committee for Standardization
CENELEC - European Committee for Electrotechnical Standards
CSA - Canadian Standards Association
CTEA - Convergence Transportation and Electronics Association
CTEPO - Convergence Transportation Electronics Program Office.
DCAS - Defense Contract Administration Services.
DIN - German Standards Writing Organization.
DOC - Department of Commerce
DOD - Department of Defense
DODISS - Department of Defense Index of Standards and Specifications
DOT - Department of Transportation.
E & TD - Educational Technical Display Committee
EA's - Engineering Aids, tools for engineering design
EAA - Experimental Aircraft Association
EC - European Community, also know as the EEC or European Economic Community
EEC - European Economic Community
EFTA - European Free Trade Association
EIC - Earthmoving Industry Conference
EOTC - European Organization for Testing and Certification
EQM - Enterprise Quality Manager; Database System used by PRI Registrar for housing audit information.
ESC - Environmental Sustainability Conference & Exhibition
ETAB - Emerging Technologies Advisory Board
FAA - Federal Aviation Administration
FACTS - Fasteners, Actuators, Connectors, Tools, & Subsystems ?USAF program to provide better parts & processing
FSF - Flight Safety Foundation
GAMA - General Aviation Manufacturers Association
GATC - General Aviation Technology Conference & Exhibition
HFTC - Human Factors Technical Committee (Construction Agriculture Council)
IAAR - International Association of Accredited Registrars
IAEM - International Association of Exposition Managers
IAF - International Accreditation Forum
IAQG - International Aerospace Quality Group
IATA - International Air Transport Association
ICAO - International Civil Aviation Organization
ICES - International Conference on Environmental Systems, SAE meeting that deals with space and spacecraft.
IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
IEEE - Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers
IRCA - International Register of Certified Auditors
ISO - International Organization for Standardization. SAE participates in the technical work of preparing International Standards.
J Report - Ground vehicle technical report or standard.
JSA - Japanese Standards Association
LRI - Lubricant Review Institute
Member Body - ISO term used to refer to member countries.
MIL SPEC - Military Specification
MIRA - Motor Industry Research Association (England).
MOD - Minister of Defense (United Kingdom)
MPPC - Materials, Processes & Parts Council, a Council that reports to the Technical Standards Board
MSDS - Sheets kept on file that describes chemicals and how to handle them.
Nadcap - A worldwide cooperative program of major companies designed to manage a cost effective consensus approach to special processes and products.
NADS - New American Domestics Companies with their main headquarters outside the United States, which now have manufacturing facilities located in the U.S. For example - Japanese: Honda, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota.
NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement
NAIPC - North American International Powertrain Conference
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NBAA - National Business Aircraft Association
NCRs - Nonconformances
NTSB - National Transportation Safety Board
OAG - Official airline guide
OASIS - Online Aerospace Supplier Information System
OLAP - SAE's Oil Labeling Assessment Program
OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Act. Federal legislation protecting employees by assuring safe working conditions issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
PAMA - Professional Aviation Maintenance Association
PRI - Performance Review Institute
PRIME - A major contractor (e.g. Boeing or GE) involved with an aerospace project.
QA - Quality Assurance. Procedures to make sure those products/services are of the highest quality.
QIC - Quality Improvement Committee, committee that reports to the Board of Directors.
QML - Qualified Manufacturers List
QPL - Qualified Parts List
RAeS - Royal Aeronautical Society (UK)
RABQSA - Registrar Accreditation Board Quality Society of Australia
RMC - Registration Management Committee
SAE - Society for Automotive Engineers
SECC - Sub-zero Engineering Conditions Conference
SPAB - Standards Advisory Publishing Board.
Standards - specifications for the mobility industry.
UKAS - United Kingdom Accreditation Service