The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) has developed a numbering paradigm for its Aerospace Standards, Recommended Practices, Aerospace Resources Documents, and Information Reports. This numbering paradigm includes alpha and numeric digits with the alpha digits which generally identifies the specific category/information covered by the document.
Here is the list of the acronyms and their root meaning:
AIR Aerospace Information Report
AMS Aerospace Material Specification
ARD Aerospace Resource Document
ARP Aerospace Recommended Practice
AS Aerospace Standard
NC Noncurrent (formerly Inactive for New Design)
MA Metric Aerospace Standard
MAP Metric Aerospace Recommended Practice
RR Reaffirmed – Currently Being Revised
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Original Posting: 4/8/2013
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