direct route


Also found in: Acronyms.

direct route

[də¦rekt ′rüt]
(electricity)
In wire communications, the trunks that connect a pair of switching centers, regardless of the geographical direction the actual trunk facilities may follow.
(navigation)
The shortest navigational distance between two points on the earth's surface, for example, the great circle.

direct route

A requested route published on an en route or area chart to assist pilots who have previous knowledge of acceptance of these routes by air traffic control (ATC). Use of a direct route may require prior ATC approval and may not provide ATC or advisory services or be acceptable in flight plans.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Norwegian budget airline has also announced its decision to introduce a direct route between Chicago and London-Gatwick Airport, together with services to the French capital city of Paris out of Boston, Newark and Oakland.
Three direct routes between LA and the Bay Area terminating in different buildings with the capability of combining segments of the three routes to create a custom, diverse, fourth route
Going head-to-head with Edredon Bleu from the final fence to the finishing line, the gallant Direct Route stuck his head out under Norman Williamson and edged into the lead only to be headed in the stride that mattered most by the valiant Edredon Bleu under Tony McCoy.
As the only direct route from the North, we are in an unrivalled position to offer the lowest fares and fastest service.
Which numbered road would be the most direct route from the Florida mainland to the Kennedy Space Center's Visitor Complex?
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-12 December 2003-SAS announces direct route Copenhagen-Shanghai(C)1994-2003 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
Johnson compared Inglis Drever to his brilliant two-mile chaser Direct Route.
HOWARD JOHNSON'S Direct Route side-stepped a clash with Cenkos and company in the Mitsubishi Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown last week and is now likely to head for Doncaster on Saturday instead.
Walsh, riding the 9-2 chance for the first time, settled Fadalko in second place in the early stages, avoiding the fall of favourite Tiutchev at the first fence, who hampered Direct Route, winner of the race for the past two years.
Edredon Bleu and Direct Route, first and second respectively separated by a short head at the Cheltenham Festival, are entered in Tuesday's chase which is run over an extended two miles and one furlong.
Williamson has yet to win the Queen Mother Champion Chase but can set the record straight on DIRECT ROUTE - third 12 months ago.
Teferi and Millar (7) suggest that these deer mice were able to navigate in a direct route to their home sites.