Aviation is an industry full of terms, acronyms and technical language. This Aviation Dictionary app is based on the popular book Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms by Dale Crane and helps users understand all the words, abbreviations, acronyms, and phrases in the different disciplines of aviation. The most complete collection of aviation terminology available from a trusted resource in the aviation training industry, this app explains as well as defines more than 11,000 terms and includes nearly 500 illustrations to further define and aid visual recognition. This fast app is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Mini, and iPad Air and features a comprehensive search, a scrollable index to access the complete database of terms, and a Word of the Day function to help you learn something new daily. Don’t like this term? Tap the device to see a new word.

All specific to the aviation industry, the terms have been gathered from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), the Pilot/Controller Glossary, and glossaries from government handbooks and manuals. Also, many definitions not found in any government publications are included.

This complete, handy dictionary app is the definitive reference source for the entire aviation industry — including administrators, pilots, aviation maintenance technicians, drone operators, colleges and universities, air traffic controllers, manufacturers, engineers, government agencies, airlines, and corporate flight departments, as well as newcomers to the industry, and those who speak English as a second language.

App features:
• No internet connection required; app fully installs to your device.
• More than 11,000 aviation terms, acronyms, abbreviations, and phrases are defined.
• More than 500 illustrations to aid visual recognition.
• Includes all the terms and definitions from the popular book, Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms by Dale Crane.
• Brought to you by a trusted resource in aviation training and publishing, Aviation Supplies & Academics (ASA).
• Powerful search function features fast lookup using the first few letters of a word.
• Index lets you browse the complete database of terms.
• Word of the Day helps you learn a new aviation term daily; shake-it feature issues a new word on demand.

What’s New

Version 2.0

The contents have been updated for the 6th Edition of Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms by Dale Crane and compatibility was added for iOS 11.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

LilyroseRiddle ,

Very useful

I've used this for the two years while I was in school. It's easy to use. Please keep this app updated since I still use it time to time.

JohnnyDIrishmann ,

First thing I checked wasn’t there...

First thing I check: ECB. An Airbus acronym for electronic control box. Very common. But not in the app. Maybe the app only covers Boeing, heck I don’t know. Need to cover all manufacturers. Disappointing. I work for the largest airline in the world with largest Airbus fleet, too bad the app is lacking.

co3sfd ,


I bought this app to use in school and now that IOS came out with a new version the app isn’t compatible with it and now the app is rendered useless and there is i information on when it will or if it even will be updated as I’m extremely infuriated and want some type of compensation if there is no update in the near future


Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc.
43.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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