A computerized system that performs air traffic control tasks; ATC was necessitated by increased air traffic and enabled by the expanding capabilities of computers.
The government employees directing takeoffs, landings, and flight plans for all aircraft.
A catch-all term for all the folks a pilot might be talking to in controlled airspace (or even outside it). ATC is concerned with keeping aircraft operating under IFR separated, helping pilots spot other aircraft and generally advising or controlling aircraft in real time (unlike an FSS).
A service provided for the control of aircraft flight movements in areas of controlled airspace and aircraft ground movements.
(ATC) A collective term for all the services provided to ensure the safe, orderly and cost-effective flow of air traffic through controlled airspace and to make sure that the separation minima between aircraft are respected. It is subdivided into aerodrome control (â€“ TWR), approach or terminal control (â€“ APP) and area control (â€“ ACC).
A service operated by appropriate authority to promote the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic. (FAR Part 1)
A service provided by the FAA to promote the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic.
Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and in the air. A controller's primary task is to separate certain aircraft — to prevent them from coming too close to each other horizontally or vertically. Secondary tasks include ensuring orderly and expeditious flow of traffic and providing information to pilots, such as RADAR traffic advisories, weather advisories, flight following, and navigation information.
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