approach control


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approach control

[ə′prōch kən‚trōl]
(navigation)
A radio guidance service for aircraft within 10 to 20 miles (16 to 32 kilometers) of their destination airport that provides steering vectors and speed values to properly place the aircraft for entry into the airport traffic pattern and to provide safe spacing from neighboring aircraft.
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So this way we have enhanced the safety by opening more sectors in the area controller and in the approach control also we have divided the responsibility from single controller to 2-3 controllers, depending upon the requirement.
Air traffic controllers work in control towers, approach control facilities, or route centers.
At Bush Intercontinental Airport, which laid off 75 construction workers in addition to those furloughed, work on a $25 million Terminal Radar Approach Control has been suspended.
While the pilot was on the approach control frequency, two commercial aircraft reported light icing conditions for their departures.
Alaska's 591,004 square miles, that office says, are served by three flight standards district offices, three automated flight service stations, 14 auxiliary flight service stations, 120 aviation weather camera sites, 163 automated weather monitoring systems, eight Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) control towers and four military towers, two terminal radar approach control facilities and an air route traffic control center.
Combined with Thales's Surface Movement Guidance Control System(3), Distance Measuring Equipment(4) and multilalteration(5) systems, the new Air Traffic Control Tower will enhance traffic safety and security with the latest state-of-the-art tools, including an unprecedented system of safeguards for approach control.
The transfer of control from the radar approach control authorities at the U.
The Yokota radar approach control covers airspace above Tokyo, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Niigata, Nagano and Shizuoka prefectures.
Software features en route and approach control procedure testing and ATM system simulation.
The Yokota radar approach control covers airspace above Tokyo and Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Niigata, Nagano and Shizuoka prefectures.
Contact Travis Air Force Base Radar Approach Control and request restricted air space over MOTCO.
Controllers hand off direction of aircraft to controllers in adjacent centers, or to approach control centers.