terminal control area

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terminal control area

A control area or portion thereof normally situated at the confluence of air traffic service routes in the vicinity of one or more major airfields. See also airway; control area; controlled airspace; control zone.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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This will be achieved by enabling aircraft to join the arrival sequence earlier and manage their speed better to arrive at their initial approach fix at the optimum time for their destination airport in the London terminal manoeuvring area (TMA).
The solution also reportedly offers seamless surveillance of Mode A/C, Mode S and Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft, to support the delivery of air traffic services in the Sydney Terminal Manoeuvring Area. Additionally, it will replace the existing E-Scan Precision Runway Monitor.
This technique yields high update rate and high accuracy positional information, comparable to Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS)-based surveillance, for all transponder-equipped targets, both on the surface of the airport and in the Terminal Manoeuvring Area. Furthermore, Multilateration provides positive identification of aircraft and vehicles using their transponders' Mode A code or unique Mode S identification.