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conflict alert[′kän‚flikt ə′lərt]
A computer program, in use in enroute traffic control centers, which is designed to detect potential encounters between aircraft that are being tracked automatically by air-traffic control radars; in the event of a conflict, a symbol representing the encountering aircraft is flashed on the controller's display. Abbreviated CA.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The function of an automated air control system that alerts aircrews or radar controllers of existing or pending situations the program recognizes as requiring immediate attention or action.
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