ABE- Aviation Boatswains Mate (Equipment).
ABRASION- Wearing away of a surface by friction,
either by motion while in contact with another
part or by mechanical cleaning or resurfacing
with abrasive cloth or compound.
ac Alternating current.
ACHO Aircraft handling officer.
ACNO Assistant Chief of Naval Operations.
ACTIVATE- To put into action mechanically.
ACTUATE- To put into action electrically.
ADP Automated data processing.
AEL- Allowance Equipage List.
AIMD Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance
ALINEMENT- Parts in correct related positions as
specified on manufacturing drawings.
ALRE- Aircraft launch and recovery equipment.
ALREB Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment
ALREMP Aircraft Launch and Recovery
Equipment Maintenance Program.
AMBIENT TEMPERATURE- The surrounding
APL- Allowance Parts List.
ASO Aviation Supply Office.
ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE The
pressure of the air at sea level (14.7 psi).
AWM- Awaiting maintenance.
AWP- Awaiting parts.
AWR- Automated work request.
BACK OUT- To remove a screw or other threaded
part from its fully torqued or set position.
BINDING- The stopping or the slowing down of
motion between two surfaces because of foreign
matter, poor alinement of ports, unequal
expansion, or unequal wear between surfaces.
BRAZE- To join two metals by intense heat and the
application of a hard solder containing brass.
BRINELLING- A displacement or flow of metal
rather than a loss of metal due to wear.
BULB SIDE- The side of the launching-engine
cylinders that mates directly with the cylinder
covers and is opposite the sealing-strip side,
BUR A sharp projection of metal from an edge,
of drilling, boring,
countersinking, and so forth, but may also be
caused by excessive wear of one or both surfaces
adjacent to the burred edge.
CAFSU- Carrier and field service unit.
CALIBRATION- To check, fix, or correct the
graduation of a measuring instrument.
CASREP Casualty Report.
CAUTION- An emphatic notice requiring correct
operating or maintenance procedures to prevent
damage to equipment.
CCF Configuration Change Form.
CDI- Collateral Duty Inspector.
CDP- Cross Deck Pendant.