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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The TEC routes were published to allow flights not needing to enter the overlying air route traffic control center (ARTCC) airspace to conduct an IFR flight by remaining at altitudes and on routes handled by terminal radar approach control (Tracon) facilities.
The eight-month long training will have three phases in which the trainees will study subjects such as basic navigation, meteorology, the rules of the air, safety management systems, an introduction to ATFM (air traffic flow management), and get to know various air traffic facilities such as the Aerodrome Control Service, Approach Control Service, En-route/Control Service, and the Aeronautical Information and Communication Service.
HENSOLDT's multibeam 3D S-band solid-state approach control primary surveillance radar combines fully digital Doppler detection and tracking solution with highly flexible and self-learning clutter and site optimization capabilities.
The supply includes a radar system made of a primary and a secondary monopulse, mode S radar, an approach control centre and the relevant training.
'This is an initial test, after which some of the country's distinct and separate Approach Control Center would be under the Area Control Center-CNS/ATM [communication, navigation system/air traffic management],' the Caap source said.
Approach Control: "N1234, expect visual approach Runway 32."
So, after getting airborne, a few minutes later, is when the crew called our Eldoret Tower and Approach Control to inform them that they were airborne from Kitale and that they were flying to Nairobi, said Mr Kibe.
TheFederal Aviation Administrationis now accepting applications from people interested in becoming air traffic controllers at the New York Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility in Westbury.
Sheikh Ahmed highlighted the establishment of the Contingency Approach Control Room (CACR), which oversees and ensures the continuity of air traffic flow during emergencies, as well as the launch of the Dubai Academy for Air Traffic Management and the Airspace restructuring project for Dubai.
The projects include the contingency approach control room, which was activated last year to be used during emergencies and crises.
After completing the mission, he turned for homeplate, contacted approach control and requested a radar-controlled letdown to ground-controlled approach (GCA).