Aviation Dictionary

On this page you will find a searchable and comprehensive alphabetical list of aviation terms. You can help us make it the most comprehensive list in the world. If we have missed anything, click on the ‘send us your word’ button to send us your word, acronym or definition and we will consider adding it to our dictionary.

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Icing

This is a condition where ice builds up somewhere on the aircraft. In piston engined aircraft with a carburettor, icing can form inside the carburettor. Other icing occurs when aircraft are flying in cold conditions through areas with moisture, which can cause ice buildup on the airframe.

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