approach control


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approach control

A control station in an air operations control center, helicopter direction center, or carrier air traffic control center, that is responsible for controlling air traffic from marshal until hand-off to final control. See also helicopter direction center; marshal.
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Air traffic controllers work in control towers, approach control facilities, or route centers.
The Yokota radar approach control covers airspace above Tokyo, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Niigata, Nagano and Shizuoka prefectures.
federal terminal radar approach control facilities to common digital systems, including new radar, processor, and display and communications equipment.
Contact Travis Air Force Base Radar Approach Control and request restricted air space over MOTCO.
Controllers hand off direction of aircraft to controllers in adjacent centers, or to approach control centers.
The PAR is a fixed, ground-based approach control system used to recover all types of aircraft during inclement weather.
ATCOs in area and approach control, work in dimly-lit rooms so they can clearly see the information relayed to them on radar screens.
The radar approach control function was for many years at Heathrow but has now moved to the London Air Traffic Control Centre at West Drayton.
John Cusack is the cock of the walk at New York's Terminal Radar Approach Control Centre where hyped-up, intense people guide an incredible 7,000 planes a day through the skies and safely down to earth.
This contract will provide a terminal radar approach control system for Uljin that includes NRPL Group's S-band Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR) and Telephonics' Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR).
Contract notice: Supply, installation and maintenance of air traffic management systems for dsna towers and approach control centers (sysat program) metropolitan france, outside the main sites of paris.