air-traffic control center

air-traffic control center

[′er ¦traf·ik kən′trōl ‚sen·tər]
(navigation)
A place for receiving information regarding aircraft movement, interpreting this information, and issuing instructions to aircraft to promote safe, orderly, expeditious flow of traffic; it directs traffic along controlled airspace.
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A computer glitch in an air-traffic control center delayed flights in the New York area for up to two hours Tuesday.
The airport's air-traffic control center instructed arriving flights to wait in the air and departing flights to stand by while the airport operator replaced a problematic antenna of the radar system, which took about five minutes.