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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Approach control vectored as to the initial approach fix, and we descended to the minimum-vectoring altitude.
This was followed by a 300% increase in errors at Miami Airport's approach control station and a 250% increase at Washington-Dulles International Airport.
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.
The Chicago Sun-Times, citing documents from the Terminal Radar Approach Control centre in Elgin, reported that in the past few weeks at least 12 'ghost planes' had appeared on radar screens according to The Associated Press.
CRNAs and SNA are air navigation service providers, which respectively provide control in road and civil aircraft approach control or similar moving over the French territory and some adjacent marine areas.
This consultation has the quality approach control object of the concession contract works and hospitality of Mont Saint Michel, through regular measurement of several indicators.
In addition ASR-NG now provides primary surveillance radar based height information for approach control.
Contract notice: Supply, installation and maintenance dsna air traffic management systems for towers and approach control centers (sysat program).