controlled time of arrival


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controlled time of arrival

[kən¦trōld ′tīm əv ə′rīv·əl]
(navigation)
A time of arrival determined in advance, requiring careful planning, accurate navigation, and frequent checking of position and speed.

controlled time of arrival

The original estimated time of arrival adjusted by an ATC (air traffic control system) command center ground-delay factor.
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