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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.

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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 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 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 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 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 ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms and Acronyms (2011)

by Us Department Of Defense

air traffic controller — An air controller specially trained and certified for civilian air traffic control. (JP 3-52) air traffic control section — In amphibious operations, the section of the Navy tactical air control center ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Travel and Tourism Terminology (2005)

by Allan Beaver

Air Traffic Control The services that coordinate and control air traffic throughout the world. See Single European Sky. Air Traffic Control Centre ...

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Small photo of Indianapolis - Circa August 2016: The Air Traffic Control Tower at Indianapolis International Airport IISmall photo of NEW YORK -10 JUNE 2016- The air traffic control tower near Terminal 4 at the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), the largest and busiest airport serving the New York area.Small photo of The Radar of The Air Traffic Control at Chiangmai International AirportSmall photo of HEATHROW, ENGLAND -10 JUNE 2016- The air traffic control tower at London Heathrow International Airport (LHR), the busiest airport in the UK.Small photo of HEATHROW, ENGLAND -10 JUNE 2016- The air traffic control tower at London Heathrow International Airport (LHR), the busiest airport in the UK.Small photo of Airport, air traffic control tower in white and red. Rome, ItalySmall photo of NEW YORK- JULY 2, 2016: Air Traffic Control Tower at John F Kennedy International Airport. Over sixty airlines operate out of JFK with direct flights to all six inhabited continents More...

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