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expected approach clearance (EAC)

An expression used in radio communications to indicate the time at which arriving aircraft should be cleared to begin the approach for a landing. Also known as EAT, or expected approach time.
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The study determined that increased energy intake (+179 kcal/day) by children from 1977-2006 was associated with a major increase in calories eaten away from home (+255 kcal/day).
Moreover, vegetable choices while dining out are less likely to match USDA guidance--fried potatoes make up approximately 35% of vegetables eaten away from home, compared with 10% of at-home vegetable consumption.
Our budgets have been flatlined for at least eight years while inflation has eaten away at the income we do get," said Yves Savoie, executive director of the Family Service Association of Toronto.
Becauseinvading tiny beetles had eaten away at the heart of the tree and decay had set in.
Today, the beach has been eaten away to less than a third of a mile wide.
The market decline has eaten away at the growth in their portfolio, but they understand that it's krug term and it will go up and go down," says their broker, Linda Melvin, a financial consultant at NatCity Investments Inc.
The classical torso--suggestive of a brutal, monstrous face, fresh from the unconscious--is eaten away by the gestures that constitute it.
PARISHIONERS are planning to replace their mediaeval wooden church steeple with one made of tiles to stop it being eaten away - by a woodpecker.
If the rocks were eaten away by storms similar to those Malin has studied in Antarctica and Iceland, the erosion could have occurred in just tens of seconds.
Food eaten away from home now accounts for a third of the food we eat.