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Air traffic control

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Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based air traffic controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and through controlled airspace, and can provide advisory services to aircraft in non-controlled airspace. [1]

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Air traffic control

Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based air traffic controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and through controlled airspace, and can provide advisory services to aircraft in non-controlled airspace.

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Air traffic controller

Air traffic controllers often abbreviated ATC are personnel responsible for the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic in the global air traffic control system.

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Air traffic flow management

Air traffic flow management (usually seen abbreviated as ATFM) is the regulation of air traffic in order to avoid exceeding airport or air traffic control capacity in handling traffic (hence the alternative name of Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management - ATFCM), and to ensure that available capacity is used efficiently.

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Air traffic service

In aviation, an air traffic service (ATS) is a service which regulates and assists aircraft in real-time to ensure their safe operations.

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Airborne collision avoidance system

An airborne collision avoidance system (ACAS, usually pronounced as ay-kas) operates independently of ground-based equipment and air traffic control in warning pilots of the presence of other aircraft that may present a threat of collision.

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Aircraft registration

Every civil aircraft must be marked prominently on its exterior by an alphanumeric string, indicating its country of registration and its unique serial number.

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Aircraft Situation Display to Industry

The Aircraft Situation Display to Industry (or ASDI) data stream is a service made available through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Volpe Transportation Center.

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Airline

An airline is a company that provides air transport services for traveling passengers and freight.

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Airport apron

The airport apron or apron, also erroneously known as tarmac, is the area of an airport where aircraft are parked, unloaded or loaded, refueled, or boarded.

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Airports Authority of India

The Airports Authority of India or AAI under the Ministry of Civil Aviation is responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in India.

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Airservices Australia

Airservices Australia is an Australian Government owned corporation, responsible for providing safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible services to the aviation industry (e.g. air traffic control, airways navigation and communication facilities, aeronautical data and airport rescue and fire-fighting services) within the Australian Flight Information Region (FIR).

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Airspace

Airspace is the portion of the atmosphere controlled by a country above its territory, including its territorial waters or, more generally, any specific three-dimensional portion of the atmosphere.

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Airways New Zealand

Airways New Zealand (Airways Corporation of New Zealand Limited) is the sole Air Traffic Service provider in New Zealand.

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All Nippon Airways

, also known as or ANA, is the largest airline in Japan on the basis of fleet size.

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Alphanumeric

Alphanumeric is a combination of alphabetic and numeric characters, and is used to describe the collection of Latin letters and Arabic digits or a text constructed from this collection.

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American Airlines

American Airlines, Inc. (AA) is a major United States airline headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

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Area control center

In air traffic control, an area control center (ACC), also known as a center (or in some cases, en-route, as opposed to TRACON control), is a facility responsible for controlling aircraft en route in a particular volume of airspace (a Flight Information Region) at high altitudes between airport approaches and departures.

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ASDE-X

Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X, or ASDE-X, is a runway-safety tool that enables air traffic controllers to detect potential runway conflicts by providing detailed coverage of movement on runways and taxiways.

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Austro Control

Austro Control (German: Österreichische Gesellschaft für Zivilluftfahrt) is the air navigation services provider that controls Austrian airspace.

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Automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast

Automatic dependent surveillance — broadcast (ADS–B) is a surveillance technology in which an aircraft determines its position via satellite navigation and periodically broadcasts it, enabling it to be tracked.

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Automatic terminal information service

Automatic terminal information service, or ATIS, is a continuous broadcast of recorded aeronautical information in busier terminal areas, i.e. airports and their immediate surroundings.

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Aviation light signals

In the case of a radio failure or aircraft not equipped with a radio, or in the case of a deaf pilot, air traffic control may use a signal lamp (known colloquially as a light gun) to direct the aircraft.

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Avinor

Avinor AS is a state-owned limited company that operates most of the civil airports in Norway.

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Call sign

In broadcasting and radio communications, a call sign (also known as a call name or call letters—and historically as a call signal—or abbreviated as a call) is a unique designation for a transmitter station.

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Canadian Armed Forces

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF; Forces armées canadiennes, FAC), or Canadian Forces (CF) (Forces canadiennes, FC), are the unified armed forces of Canada, as constituted by the National Defence Act, which states: "The Canadian Forces are the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada and consist of one Service called the Canadian Armed Forces." This unified institution consists of sea, land, and air elements referred to as the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

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Civil Aviation Administration (Sweden)

The Swedish Civil Aviation Administration (Luftfartsverket) is a Swedish Government agency which regulated and oversaw all aspects of aviation in Sweden until 2005.

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Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (Abbreviation: CAAS;, Pinyin: Xīnjīapō Mínghángjú; Malay: Penguasa Penerbangan Awam Singapura) is Singapore's national aviation authority and a statutory board under the Ministry of Transport of the Government of Singapore.

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Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP; Pangasiwaan ng Abyasyon Sibil ng Pilipinas) is the national aviation authority of the Philippines and is responsible for implementing policies on civil aviation to assure safe, economic and efficient air travel.

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Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh

Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) (বেসামরিক বিমান চলাচল কর্তৃপক্ষ) functions as the regulatory body for all aviation related activities in Bangladesh.

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Civil Aviation Department (Hong Kong)

The Civil Aviation Department is the civil aviation authority of Hong Kong, headquartered at Hong Kong International Airport.

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Communication, navigation and surveillance

Communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS) are the main functions that form the infrastructure for air traffic management, and ensure that air traffic is safe and efficient.

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Controller–pilot data link communications

Controller–pilot data link communications (CPDLC), also referred to as controller pilot data link (CPDL), is a method by which air traffic controllers can communicate with pilots over a datalink system.

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Crew resource management

Crew resource management or cockpit resource management (CRM) is a set of training procedures for use in environments where human error can have devastating effects.

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Croydon Airport

Croydon Airport, also known as London Terminal Aerodrome or London Airport (ICAO: EGCR) was the UK's major international airport during the interwar period, located in South London, England.

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Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines, Inc., commonly referred to as Delta, is a major United States airline, with its headquarters and largest hub at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Department of Airspace Control

Brazil's Department of Airspace Control (Departamento de Controle do Espaço Aéreo - DECEA) is a governmental military organization of the Aeronautics Command, which in turn is subordinated to the Ministry of Defense.

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Deutsche Flugsicherung

Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) is the company in charge of air traffic control for Germany.

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Direction des Services de la navigation aérienne

The direction des Services de la navigation aérienne (DSNA) is the agency in charge of air traffic control, communication and information for France.

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Directorate General for Civil Aviation (France)

The French Civil Aviation Authority (Direction générale de l'aviation civile) (Direction générale de l'aviation civile, DGAC) is the French civil aviation authority.

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DMAN

DMAN, also known as Departure Manager is a planning tool developed to improve the departure flows at airports and increase the predictability.

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El Al

El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. (TASE: ELAL), trading as El Al (אל על, "To the Skies" or "Skywards", إل-عال), is the flag carrier of Israel.

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ENAIRE

ENAIRE is the air navigation manager in Spain and Western Sahara, certified for the provision of en route, approach and aerodrome control services.

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ENAV

ENAV S.p.A. is an Italian company owned by the Ministry of Economy and Finances and managed by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, through ENAC, the Italian Civil Aviation Authority.

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Eurocontrol

The European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, commonly known as Eurocontrol, is an international organisation working to achieve safe and seamless air traffic management across Europe.

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FAA Order 7110.65

FAA JO 7110.65 (aka point sixty five or.65) is an FAA manual that prescribes air traffic control (ATC) procedures and phraseology for use by personnel providing ATC services in the USA.

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Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States is a national authority with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation.

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Finavia

Finavia (Finavia Oyj, Finavia Abp), formerly the Finnish Civil Aviation Administration, is a public limited company owned fully by the Finnish government.

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Flight information region

In aviation, a flight information region (FIR) is a specified region of airspace in which a flight information service and an alerting service (ALRS) are provided.

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Flight information service

A flight information service (FIS) is a form of air traffic service which is available to any aircraft within a flight information region (FIR), as agreed internationally by ICAO.

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Flight information service officer

Flight information service officers or FISO, provide a flight information service (FIS) to any air traffic that requests it, or requires it.

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Flight plan

Flight plans are documents filed by a pilot or flight dispatcher with the local Civil Aviation Authority (e.g. the FAA in the United States) prior to departure which indicate the plane's planned route or flight path.

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Flight planning

Flight planning is the process of producing a flight plan to describe a proposed aircraft flight.

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Flight progress strip

A flight progress strip is a small strip of paper used to track a flight in air traffic control (ATC).

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Flight service station

A flight service station (FSS) is an air traffic facility that provides information and services to aircraft pilots before, during, and after flights, but unlike air traffic control (ATC), is not responsible for giving instructions or clearances or providing separation.

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Flight traffic mapping

Flight Traffic Mapping uses animation to depict flight traffic.

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Fog

Fog is a visible aerosol consisting of minute water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth's surface.

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Forward air control

Forward air control is the provision of guidance to close air support (CAS) aircraft intended to ensure that their attack hits the intended target and does not injure friendly troops.

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Free flight (air traffic control)

Free flight is a developing air traffic control method that uses no centralized control (e.g. air traffic controllers).

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Global air-traffic management

Global air-traffic management (GATM) is a concept for satellite-based Communication, navigation and surveillance and air traffic management.

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Go-around

A go around is an aborted landing of an aircraft that is on final approach.

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Government of India

The Government of India (IAST), often abbreviated as GoI, is the union government created by the constitution of India as the legislative, executive and judicial authority of the union of 29 states and seven union territories of a constitutionally democratic republic.

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Government of Pakistan

The Government of Pakistan (حکومتِ پاکستان) is a federal government established by the Constitution of Pakistan as a constituted governing authority of the four provinces of a proclaimed and established parliamentary democratic republic, constitutionally called the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

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Hail

Hail is a form of solid precipitation.

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Hampshire

Hampshire (abbreviated Hants) is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom.

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Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport (also known as London Heathrow) is a major international airport in London, United Kingdom.

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Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (Υπηρεσία Πολιτικής Αεροπορίας), abbreviated HCAA (ΥΠΑ), is a department of the Greek government under the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks.

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High frequency

High frequency (HF) is the ITU designation for the range of radio frequency electromagnetic waves (radio waves) between 3 and 30 megahertz (MHz).

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Holding (aeronautics)

In aviation, holding (or flying a hold) is a maneuver designed to delay an aircraft already in flight while keeping it within a specified airspace.

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Ice

Ice is water frozen into a solid state.

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Indian Air Force

The Indian Air Force (IAF; IAST: Bhāratīya Vāyu Senā) is the air arm of the Indian armed forces.

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Instrument flight rules

Instrument flight rules (IFR) is one of two sets of regulations governing all aspects of civil aviation aircraft operations; the other is visual flight rules (VFR).

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International Air Transport Association

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is a trade association of the world’s airlines.

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International Civil Aviation Organization

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO Organisation de l'aviation civile internationale, OACI), is a specialized agency of the United Nations.

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Irish Aviation Authority

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) (Údaras Eitlíochta na hÉireann) is a state-owned company in Ireland responsible for the regulation of safety aspects of air travel.

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Isavia

Isavia ohf. is the national airport and air navigation service provider of Iceland.

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Israel Airports Authority

The Israel Airports Authority (IAA, רשות שדות התעופה בישראל, Reshut Sh'dot HaTe'ufa BeYisra'el; سلطة المطارات في إسرائيل) was founded in 1977 as a public corporation mandated by the Israel Airports Authority Law.

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Italian Air Force

The Italian Air Force (Italian: Aeronautica Militare; AM) is the aerial defence force of the Italian Republic.

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Japan Airlines

, also known as, is the flag carrier airline of Japan. It is headquartered in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan; and its main hubs are Tokyo's Narita International Airport and Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport), as well as Osaka's Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport.

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Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is an American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company with worldwide interests.

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London Area Control Centre

The London Area Control Centre (LACC) is an air traffic control centre based at Swanwick near Fareham in Hampshire, southern England.

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London Terminal Control Centre

The London Terminal Control Centre (LTCC) was an air traffic control centre based in West Drayton, in the London Borough of Hillingdon, England, approximately north of London Heathrow airport.

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Lufthansa

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, commonly known as Lufthansa (sometimes also as Lufthansa German Airlines), is the largest German airline and, when combined with its subsidiaries, also the largest airline in Europe both in terms of fleet size and passengers carried during 2017.

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Military aviation

Military aviation is the use of military aircraft and other flying machines for the purposes of conducting or enabling aerial warfare, including national airlift (air cargo) capacity to provide logistical supply to forces stationed in a theater or along a front.

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Minimum safe altitude warning

Minimum safe altitude warning (MSAW) is an automated warning system for air traffic controllers (ATCO).

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Mobile phone

A mobile phone, known as a cell phone in North America, is a portable telephone that can make and receive calls over a radio frequency link while the user is moving within a telephone service area.

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National Business Aviation Association

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is a trade association that lobbies on behalf of the interests of private and corporate jet owners.

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NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO phonetic alphabet, officially denoted as the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet, and also commonly known as the ICAO phonetic alphabet, and in a variation also known officially as the ITU phonetic alphabet and figure code, is the most widely used radiotelephone spelling alphabet.

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NATS Holdings

NATS Holdings, formerly National Air Traffic Services and commonly referred to as NATS, is the main Air Navigation Service Provider in the United Kingdom.

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Nautical mile

A nautical mile is a unit of measurement defined as exactly.

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Nav Canada

Nav Canada (stylized as NAV CANADA) is a privately run, not-for-profit corporation that owns and operates Canada's civil air navigation system (ANS).

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Naviair

Naviair (Navigation Via Air) is a state-owned company in Denmark under the Ministry of Transport that provides air traffic service, including area control service for the Danish airspace and approach control for airports in Copenhagen, Roskilde, Aalborg, Billund, Esbjerg, and Ronne.

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Navigation

Navigation is a field of study that focuses on the process of monitoring and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle from one place to another.

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Next Generation Air Transportation System

The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is an ongoing multibillion-dollar modernization of the National Airspace System (NAS).

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North Atlantic Tracks

North Atlantic Tracks, officially titled the North Atlantic Organised Track System (NAT-OTS), is a structured set of transatlantic flight routes that stretch from the northeast of North America to western Europe across the Atlantic Ocean.

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Operational display system

Operational Display Systems refers to systems used for tracking the status of multiple objects in avionics.

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Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (پاکستان سول ایوی ایشن اتھارٹی) (abbreviated as PCAA) is a public sector autonomous body, which oversees and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in Pakistan.

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PANSA

Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) started its duty in 2007 as an independent unit, after isolating from "Polish Airports".

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Pilot in command

The pilot in command (PIC) of an aircraft is the person aboard the aircraft who is ultimately responsible for its operation and safety during flight.

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Procedural control

Procedural control is a method of providing air traffic control services without the use of radar.

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Radar

Radar is an object-detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, angle, or velocity of objects.

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Remote and virtual tower

Remote and virtual tower (RVT) is a new concept where the air traffic service (ATS) at an airport is performed somewhere else than in the local control tower.

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Royal Australian Air Force

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), formed March 1921, is the aerial warfare branch of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

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Runway

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a runway is a "defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing and takeoff of aircraft".

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Secondary surveillance radar

Secondary surveillance radar (SSR)Secondary Surveillance Radar, Stevens M.C. Artech House, is a radar system used in air traffic control (ATC), that not only detects and measures the position of aircraft, i.e. bearing and distance, but also requests additional information from the aircraft itself such as its identity and altitude.

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Separation (aeronautics)

In air traffic control, separation is the name for the concept of keeping an aircraft outside a minimum distance from another aircraft to reduce the risk of those aircraft colliding, as well as prevent accidents due to secondary factors, such as wake turbulence.

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Serbia and Montenegro Air Traffic Services Agency

SMATSA or the Serbia and Montenegro Air Traffic Services Agency, is a Serbian air traffic control service company based in Belgrade, Serbia.

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Short-term conflict alert

Short-term conflict alert (STCA) is an automated warning system for air traffic controllers (ATCO).

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Single European Sky ATM Research

Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) is a collaborative project to completely overhaul European airspace and its air traffic management (ATM).

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Situation awareness

Situational awareness or situation awareness (SA) is the perception of environmental elements and events with respect to time or space, the comprehension of their meaning, and the projection of their status after some variable has changed, such as time, or some other variable, such as a predetermined event.

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Skyguide

Skyguide (Swiss Air Navigation Services Ltd.) is an air navigation service provider which manages and monitors Swiss airspace.

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Thunderstorm

A thunderstorm, also known as an electrical storm, lightning storm, or thundershower, is a storm characterized by the presence of lightning and its acoustic effect on the Earth's atmosphere, known as thunder.

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Tower en route control

In United States aviation, tower en route control (TEC) is a collection of published low-altitude, short-distance IFR routes through large metropolitan areas that require no level of air traffic control higher than approach-control facilities.

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Transponder

In telecommunication, a transponder can be one of two types of devices.

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Transport Canada

Transport Canada (Transports Canada) is the department within the government of Canada which is responsible for developing regulations, policies and services of transportation in Canada.

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Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority

Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA) is a government agency of Trinidad and Tobago, serving as that country's civil aviation authority.

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Visual flight rules

Visual flight rules (VFR) are a set of regulations under which a pilot operates an aircraft in weather conditions generally clear enough to allow the pilot to see where the aircraft is going.

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Vueling

Vueling Airlines, S.A. (styled as Vueling) is a Spanish low-cost airline based at El Prat de Llobregat in Greater Barcelona with hubs in Barcelona–El Prat Airport and Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy.

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Warrenton, Virginia

Warrenton is a town in Fauquier County, Virginia, United States.

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West Drayton

West Drayton is a suburban town in the London Borough of Hillingdon, England with a station on the Great Western main line from London Paddington.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_traffic_control

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