approach control facility

approach control facility

A terminal air traffic control facility (terminal radar approach control, radar approach control, radar air traffic control, etc.) providing approach control services. It is responsible for controlling all instrument flights operating within its area of responsibility. Approach control may serve one or more airfields, and control is exercised primarily by direct pilot and controller communications.
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Controllers at central Florida's approach control facility received a report from the pilots of an Airbus A319 airliner that they had sighted a drone below the plane at about 11,000 feet and 15 miles west of Orlando.
Also affected was critical switching equipment that allows instantaneous communication between controllers in the Los Angeles tower and the approach control facility in San Diego County, Walker said.
On July 12,2001, Kansas City Air Route Traffic Control Center (Center) advised Whiteman Radar Approach Control Facility (RAPCON) of a crippled air carrier jet that needed to land immediately The airliner, an MD-80 with 138 passengers and crew, lost its left engine and had smoke in the cabin and cockpit.
Improvement however was shown at the Southern California approach control facility, which reported a 40% decrease in operation errors over the last four years.
FAA and government users include: JFK Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Operations Center, FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATC SCC) in Herndon, VA, JFK Air Traffic Control Tower, NY Air Route Traffic Control Center and NY Terminal Approach Control facility.
But the real problems began late Saturday, when the Federal Aviation Administration evacuated its Southern California Terminal Radar Approach Control facility at the Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar because of smoke.
ITWS will provide improved safety, efficiency and capacity in the terminal area by presenting a graphical picture of the current and predicted weather conditions for air traffic controllers in the tower, the terminal radar approach control facility, and the air route traffic control centers," said Bob Eckel, Raytheon's vice president for air traffic management systems.
EL PASO, TEXAS -- Raytheon Company announced today that the El Paso Terminal Radar Approach Control facility at El Paso International Airport in Texas has achieved operational capability with the nation's first Full Service Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS).
Raytheon Company has completed contractor acceptance testing of the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) Early Display Configuration (EDC) for the terminal radar approach control facility servicing Memphis International Airport two months ahead of the schedule.
May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management, a business unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), announced today that the FAA declared Common ARTS operational at the new Roswell, New Mexico, Terminal Radar Approach Control Facility (TRACON).