Glossary/P

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

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PANS-ATM
Procedures for Air Navigation - Air Traffic Management
PAX
Persons - number of passengers
PDRM
Polis DiRaja Malaysia (Royal Malaysia Police)
PDS
Primary Display System
PDU
Power Drive Unit
PEK
Beijing (Peking)
PER
IATA Code for PERishable cargo
PFC
PFCs
Primary Flight Computer
PFCS
Primary Flight Control System
PFD
Primary Flight Display
PIC
Pilot in Command
Ping
A pulse of sonar sound. (Source: ATSB)
PLN
Flight Plan
PLS
Please
PLSE
Please
PMG
Permanent Magnet Generator
PNR
Passenger Name Record More Info
POR
Pacific Ocean Region
POR1
Inmarsat geostationary satellite above the Pacific Ocean
POR I-3
Inmarsat geostationary satellite above the Pacific Ocean
POS
Position (cargo bay location)
ppm
parts per million
Primary radar
Primary (or terminal area) radar relies on radio waves reflecting off metallic objects and is effective within a short range from the radar head, which is usually located at an airport. (Source: ATSB)
PSA
Power Supply Assembly
PSEU
Proximity Switch Electronic Unit
PSR
Primary Surveillance Radar
PSU
PSUs
Passenger Service Units