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A & AEE

Abbreviation for "Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment".

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A-LICENCE

Basic pilot licence.

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ABSOLUTE CEILING

Maximal altitude where an airplane or missile can flight horizontally under normal atmospheric conditions. Altitude is measured above sea level.

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ACCELERATE-STOP DISTANCE

Length of runway required for an airplane to accelerate to reach the speed for take-off and to be able to stop the airplane in the case of an engine failure. It equals the length of the take-off path plus the length of the stopway.

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ACCELERATION ERROR

Error results from change in a craft's velocity vector. Deviation of an aircraft magnetic compass or deflection of the vertical reference due to acceleration.

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ACCELERATOR

Accelerator system used in airplanes. Also known as autothrottle. System can be automatically adjusted to the power of each engine to achieve the desired characteristics like optimal take-off and cruising.

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ACCELEROMETER

A device that measures proper acceleration. It can be found in cars, ships, aircrafts, and spacecrafts.

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ACCESSORY GEARBOX

System which operates with fuel pumps, hydraulic and air pumps, and generators in aeroengine.

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ACEVAL

Abbreviation for Air Combat Evaluation.

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ACTH ADS

Abbreviation for air data system.

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