vatSys ATIS Abbreviations

Controllers: The following abbreviations can be used in the vatSys ATIS Editor to abbreviate the text ATIS and have the full text spoken in the ATIS audio. In addition to those below, vatSys also supports the standard weather abbreviations found in METARs.

Pilots: Use the table below to interpret ATIS text abbreviations.

AbbreviationSpoken
ABV above
ACFT aircraft
APCH approach
APRV approval
ARR arrivals
ARRS arrivals
AVBL available
BLW below
BTN between
CCT circuit
CL centre line
DEG degrees
DEP departures
DEPS departures
DIR direction
DLA delay
DLAS delays
DME D M E
EIA expect instrument approach
EXP expect
FT feet
FM from
FREQ frequency
GLS G L S
HIAL high intensity approach lighting
HIRL high intensity runway lighting
HLDG holding
ILS I L S
INDEP independent
INST instrument
INSTR instrument
LAHSO land and hold short operations
LGT light
MAX maximum
MIN minimum
MINS minutes
MOD moderate
NAVBL not available
NDB N D B
NE north east
OPP opposite
OPR operational
OPS operations
PARL parallel
PDC pre departure clearance
PROG progress
RECIP reciprocal
REQ request
REQD required
RNP R N P
RWY runway
RWYS runways
rwynumberL AND R rwynumber left and right
rwynumberL AND C rwynumber left and centre
rwynumberC AND R rwynumber centre and right
rwynumberL rwynumber left
rwynumberR rwynumber right
rwynumberC rwynumber centre
SEV severe
SIMUL simultaneous
THRU through
TRL transition level
TURB turbulence
TW tailwind
TWY taxiway
TWYS taxiways
TIL until
VOR V O R
XW crosswind

Replace rwynumber with the number of the runway (eg 19)