AFTN


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Related to AFTN: ICAO, Sita, AMHS, CIDIN

AFTN

abbreviation for
(Telecommunications) Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network: a worldwide system of radio and cable links for transmitting and recording messages
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Parameter Group I (n=60) 1 Mean age (years) 33.7 [+ or -] 11.3 2 Gender ratio F:M 50:8 (6.3:1) 3 Mean tumor size (cm) 4.4 [+ or -] 0.9 Range (cm) 2.5-5.8 4 Duration of goitre (months) 30.1 [+ or -] 32.6 Range (months) 1-144 5 Clinical diagnosis (n=61) STN 46 MNG-both lobes 11 MNG-one lobe 1 AFTN 1 Graves' disease 0 Toxic MNG 0 Postoperative histology of 2 differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) 7 Preoperative FNAC Not done 3 Bethesda I 1 Bethesda II 44 Bethesda III 3 Bethesda IV 6 Bethesda V 1 Bethesda VI 3 S.
Four patients (50%) had AFTN that contained the carcinoma, 3 were diagnosed with Graves disease, and 1 (13%) had a toxic multinodular goiter.
A further working position can be used to process flight plan data, NOTAM and weather data, which is exchanged worldwide using the AFTN. Additionally, there is a working position to monitor the system and the hardware.
Leonard Woolf's own diary, from which he assembled the volumes of his published autobiography, records that as well as writing at this pace he was reading as he went along; a typical entry suggests "work morn" with perhaps a library trip in the "aftn" and in the "even" "read a book on Abyssinia" or "read La Jonquiere even" (2/R/1).
The network also provides connectivity to host systems for all airlines that use T3, in addition to critical Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network (AFTN) messages.
Firnas is furnished with an advertisement component, allowing the airport to define and display rich promotional content of different types, such as scrolling text, images, and video clips.The system has connections to both AFTN and SITA networks, allowing for Kuwait International Airport to exchange instant messages about flight statuses with other airports worldwide.
Our product portfolio covers: Airport Management Information Systems (AFTN FPL/MET information); Remote Control and Monitoring Systems (AGL & NAVAID); Radar Display; Runway Observation Systems (friction testing); ILS testing systems (car-mounted) and SERIS--automated en route charging, billing and statistics systems (for ANSP).
The new international AFTN (Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network) message handling switch of Serbia and Montenegro supplemented by a national messaging infrastructure was put into operational service in Belgrade, Serbia, on 14December, 2006.
If it's got as much quality as the rest of aftn then it should be worth waiting for.
The message communications phase of its work was accomplished using 300-word-per-minute dumb data terminals, with message switching performed by the FAA's Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network (AFTN) computer in Kansas City.