Management System Definitions and Industry Acronyms
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
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.
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.
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
FACTS – Fasteners, Actuators, Connectors, Tools, & Subsystems ?USAF program to provide better parts & processing
FSF – Flight Safety Foundation
GATC – General Aviation Technology Conference & Exhibition
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.
JSA – Japanese Standards Association
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.
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
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.
PRI – Performance Review Institute
PRIME – A major contractor (e.g. Boeing or GE) involved with an aerospace project.
QIC – Quality Improvement Committee, committee that reports to the Board of Directors.
QML – Qualified Manufacturers List
QPL – Qualified Parts List
RABQSA – Registrar Accreditation Board Quality Society of Australia
RMC – Registration Management Committee
SECC – Sub-zero Engineering Conditions Conference
SPAB – Standards Advisory Publishing Board.
Standards – specifications for the mobility industry.