approach control facility

approach control facility

A terminal air traffic control facility (terminal radar approach control, radar approach control, radar air traffic control, etc.) providing approach control services. It is responsible for controlling all instrument flights operating within its area of responsibility. Approach control may serve one or more airfields, and control is exercised primarily by direct pilot and controller communications.
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The flight received VFR flight-following services from the non-radar approach control facility at Helena, Mon.
The Frequentis system comprises 109 controller working positions installed across the airports terminal radar approach control facility (TRACON) and its three ATC towers, making it the largest IVSR installed to date.
Peterson, who works at the FAA's Dallas/Fort Worth terminal radar approach control facility, played an active role to modernize the technology and systems that give controllers the complete airspace picture.
Controllers at central Florida's approach control facility received a report from the pilots of an Airbus A319 airliner that they had sighted a drone below the plane at about 11,000 feet and 15 miles west of Orlando.
On July 12,2001, Kansas City Air Route Traffic Control Center (Center) advised Whiteman Radar Approach Control Facility (RAPCON) of a crippled air carrier jet that needed to land immediately The airliner, an MD-80 with 138 passengers and crew, lost its left engine and had smoke in the cabin and cockpit.
After clearing the runway and switching to ground control, that controller apologized, saying his tower had been having coordination issues with the area's approach control facility and noted I hadn't done anything wrong.
Improvement however was shown at the Southern California approach control facility, which reported a 40% decrease in operation errors over the last four years.