air-traffic control center

air-traffic control center

[′er ¦traf·ik kən′trōl ‚sen·tər]
(navigation)
A place for receiving information regarding aircraft movement, interpreting this information, and issuing instructions to aircraft to promote safe, orderly, expeditious flow of traffic; it directs traffic along controlled airspace.
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PALMDALE -- Federal Aviation Administration officials are investigating why a backup power system failed at the air-traffic control center that directs jetliners flying in and out of Southern California after a vehicle crash knocked down a high-power line in Palmdale.
A computer glitch in an air-traffic control center delayed flights in the New York area for up to two hours Tuesday.
The airport's air-traffic control center instructed arriving flights to wait in the air and departing flights to stand by while the airport operator replaced a problematic antenna of the radar system, which took about five minutes.
Employees at SDG&E's Mission Control, which operates like an air-traffic control center for the flow of electricity in San Diego and southern Orange Counties, took part in the drill.
Some 35 daughters - and a son - found out Thursday what it's like to be an air-traffic controller in a Take Your Daughters to Work Day tour of Palmdale's FAA air-traffic control center.