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Table 2 Example of glossary of terms and concepts

From: Ontology generation for flight safety messages in air traffic management

Name Synonyms Acronyms Description Type
Aeronautical fixed service AFS A telecommunication service between specified fixed points provided primarily for the safety of air navigation and for the regular, efficient and economical operation of air services (ICAO Doc 4444) Concept
Assisted flight plan exchange service AFPEx A gateway via the internet into the Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications network (AFTN) and allows pilots or small airfields access to file their own flight plans and other flight related messages (UK AIP) Concept
The aeronautical information publication AIP A publication issued by or with the authority of a State and containing aeronautical information of a lasting character essential to air navigation (ICAO Doc 4444) Concept
Airborne collision
Avoidance system
ACAS An aircraft system based on secondary surveillance radar (SSR) transponder signals which operates independently of ground-based equipment to provide advice to the pilot on potential conflicting aircraft that are equipped with SSR transponders (ICAO Doc 4444) Concept
Air traffic flow
ATFM A service established with the objective of contributing to a safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic by ensuring that ATC capacity is utilized to the maximum extent possible, and that the traffic volume is compatible with the capacities declared by the appropriate ATS authority (UK AIP) Concept
Current flight plan CPL The flight plan, including changes, if any, brought about by subsequent clearances (ICAO Annex 2/ICAO Doc 4444) Concept
Estimated elapsed time EET The estimated time required to proceed from one significant point to another (ICAO Doc 4444) Concept
Aeronautical fixed telecommunication network AFTN A world-wide system of aeronautical fixed circuits provided, as part of the aeronautical fixed service, for the exchange of messages and/or digital data between aeronautical fixed stations having the same or compatible communications characteristics Concept
Departure time A time record when an aircraft take off from and airport Instance
Aircraft passenger capacity Maximum of passenger that load in an aircraft Concept
Company name Name of airline in IATA book Instance
Delay time Time for DLA register after file in FPL Instance
Flight plan   FPL The flight plan as filed with an ATS unit by the pilot or a designated representative, without any subsequent changes Concept
DLAY   DLA The DLAY message as filed with an ATS unit by the pilot or a designated representative, for delay time of flight Concept
Airport   AP A defined area on land or water (including any buildings, installations and equipment) intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft Concept
Type of flights    Aircraft category that fill in flight plan Instance
Is arrival airport of    Flight arrival in airport that is fill in flight plan as arrival airport Relation
Is departure airport of    Flight departure from airport that is fill in flight plan as departure airport Relation
Fill flight plan    A flight plan is filled for a flight Relation
Cancel flight plan    A flight plan is cancel of a flight Relation