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area control center

A unit established to provide air traffic control service to controlled flights in control areas under its jurisdiction (ICAO).
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He said sectorising the Lagos Area Control Centre (ACC) would bring about optimum utilisation of the airspace by reducing controller-pilot workload, thereby increasing efficiency and quality of service delivery as well as providing functional air navigation services that will meet international standards at no cost to the users.
Due to a varying volume, differences between the evaluation rates of the structural efficiency of regional airspace and the evaluation rates of the efficiency of the area control centre occur.
EUROCONTROL on Monday announced that it has appointed Jac Jansen as its new director of the Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC).
Their trade union noted that on the day of the strike the air traffic controllers will abstain from working overtime at the Nicosia Area Control Centre, and that measures may escalate according to developments.
He said that the delegation also visited the newly equipped Area Control Centre Jinnah International Airport Karachi.
A new air control tower as well as an Area Control Centre (ACC) with latest air surveillance equipment like voice-automated systems used by air traffic controllers to communicate with pilots are also being built.
As just over a quarter of all UK flights during this month were controlled by the Scottish Area Control Centre at Prestwick, Ayrshire, then around 182 transatlantic flights may have entered Scottish airspace each day.
UK air navigation service provider NATS opened its new Prestwick area control centre on 25 January, completing a 10-year program of modernisation that cut its number of centres from four to two.
Only sectors controlled from the London area control centre were affected.
The company added that Scottish airspace and Manchester area airspace were working normally and that only sectors controlled from the London area control centre were affected.
The area control centre building will feature a 600sq m room with sufficient capacity to accommodate air traffic expansion for the next 20 years to a predicted level of 2.25m air movements per year.

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