aeronautical fixed service

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aeronautical fixed service (AFS)

A telecommunication service between specified fixed points provided primarily for the safety of air navigation and for regular, efficient, and economical operation of air services (ICAO). Any station in the aeronautical fixed service is known as an aeronautical fixed station.
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