Glossary/D

MH370 DECODED
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This index uses the Phonetic (spoken) Alphabet.

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Data Point
data point
data points
A reference to data recovered from Captain Shah's Flight Simulator. Defined Here
DC
Direct Current
DCGF
Data Conversion Gateway Function
DCA
Department of Civil Aviation (Malaysia)
DCMF
Data Communication Management Function
DCMS
Data Communication Management System
DEFTECH
DEFTECH is a Malaysian Government defence contractor. It is responsible for the procurement and contract management of chosen operators in the search for MH370, such as Phoenix International. (Source: ATSB)
DETRESFA
The code word used to designate a distress phase
DFDAF
Digital Flight Data Acquisition Function
DFDAU
Digital Flight Data Acquisition Unit
DGA/TA
General Delegate of Armament Aeronautical Technique (in France)
Distress Phase
Distress phase
distress phase
A situation wherein there is a reasonable certainty that an aircraft and its occupants are threatened by grave and imminent danger and require immediate assistance.
DLNA
Diplexer Low Noise Amplifier
DME
Distance Measuring Equipment
DSTG
Defence, Science and Technology Group (Australia)
DSTO
Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
DST Group
Defence, Science and Technology Group (Australia)