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  1. A system designed to give assistance to aircraft, to prevent collisions and to manage aircraft flow.


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  1. Air traffic control is a service provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and through controlled airspace, and can provide advisory services to aircraft in non-controlled airspace. The primary purpose of ATC worldwide is to prevent collisions, organize and expedite the flow of traffic, and provide information and other support for pilots. In some countries, ATC plays a security or defensive role, or is operated by the military.
  2. Air Traffic Control is an industry.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Air traffic control

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Google previewDepartment of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (2011)

As Amended Through April 2010 by Barry Leonard

air traffic control and landing system — Department of Defense facilities, personnel, and equipment (fixed, mobile, and seaborne) with associated avionics to provide safe, orderly, and expeditious aerospace vehicle ...

Google previewFiber Optics Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin Weik

air traffic control communications air-spaced doublet: In optics, a compound lens of two optical elements or ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

all-terrain cycle; automatic train control; average variable cost ATC Advertising Training Center; Air Traffic Conference; Air Traffic Control; Air Training Command; Air Training Corps; Air Transport Command ...

Google previewThe Military Dictionary (1987)

air traffic control center—(DOD. NATO) A unit combining the functions of an area control center and a flight information center. See also area control center; flight information region. air traffic control clearance—(DOD, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Law Enforcement (2005)

by Larry E. Sullivan

Air traffic services encompasses all air traffic control services; construction, installation, ...

Google previewDictionary for Air Travel and Tourism Activities: Over 7,100 Terms on Airlines (2008)

by Homero E. Martinez

Air Traffic Control (ATC) (Air Traffic): A service provided by appropriate authority through ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and in the air. A controller's main task is to keep aircraft away from each other by use of lateral, ...

Google previewVGM's Careers Encyclopedia (2001)

by Editors of VGM

is currently automating air traffic control so that com- ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Transportation (2014)

Social Science and Policy by Mark Garrett

Conversely, air traffic control trainees, or“developmentals,” enter training at air traffic control facilitieswith basic knowledge. Much of thetraining atoperational facilities is accomplished as developmentals handle live traffic, closelysupervised ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Military Terms (2013)

by U.S. Department of Defense

air traffic control center — (*) A unit combining the functions of an area control center and a flight information center. Also called ATCC. See also area control center; flight information region. air traffic control clearance ...

Google previewSocial Issues in America: An Encyclopedia (2015)

An Encyclopedia by James Ciment

commercial aviation and a significant segment of private aviation use the nation«s Air Traffic Control (ATC) system. The purpose of this system is to maintain safety and efficiency in the aviation sector. The ATC uses ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1988)

Volume 19 - Supplement 4: Access Technoogy: Inc. to Symbol Manipulation Patkages by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

Findler, "Some Artificial Intelligence Contributions to Air Traffic Control," in Proceedings of the Fourth Jerusalem Conference on Information Technology, 1984, pp. 470-475, Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Computer ...

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