International Civil Aviation Organization Montreal based United Nations intergovernmental body


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ORGANIZATION

Company, corporation, firm, enterprise, authority or institution that has its own functions and administration. Organizations with more than one operating unit, a single operating unit might be defined as an organization.

OSHA

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

ORGANIZATIONAL REENGINEERING

[SYS ENG] The study, capture, and modification of the internal mechanisms or functionality of existing system management processes and practices in an organization in order to reconstitute them in a new form and with new features, often to take advantage of newly emerged organizational competitiveness requirements, but without changing the inherent purpose of the organization itself. Also known as systems management reengineering.

HIERARCHICAL CONTROL

The organization of controllers in a large-scale system into two or more levels so that controllers in each level send control signals to controllers in the level below and feedback or sensing signals to controllers in the level above. Also known as control hierarchy.

ABMA

American Boiler Manufacturers Association.

A.G.M.A.

Abbreviation for 'American Gear Manufacturers Associations', an organization serving the gear industry.

A.S.T.M.

American Society for Testing Materials - a society for developing standards for materials and test methods.

CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY

Independent and reputable organizations which verifies and inspects vessels for seaworthiness. As technical experts, they serve to provide the necessary basis for adjusting insurance rates for the vessel.

SAE

Society of Automotive Engineers, an organization serving the automotive industry.

INTERNATIONAL CHART

One of a coordinated series of small-scale charts for planning and long range navigation. The charts are prepared and published by different Member States of the International Hydrographic Organization using the same specifications.

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