coordinating altitude


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coordinating altitude

A procedural airspace control method to separate fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft by determining an altitude below which fixed-wing aircraft will normally not fly and above which rotary-wing aircraft normally will not fly. The coordinating altitude is normally specified in the airspace control plan and may include a buffer zone for small altitude deviations.
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Historically the JFACC (or CAOC) has little situational awareness of air operations below the coordinating altitude or inside the ROZs.

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