direct route


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direct route

[də¦rekt ′rüt]
(electricity)
In wire communications, the trunks that connect a pair of switching centers, regardless of the geographical direction the actual trunk facilities may follow.
(navigation)
The shortest navigational distance between two points on the earth's surface, for example, the great circle.

direct route

A requested route published on an en route or area chart to assist pilots who have previous knowledge of acceptance of these routes by air traffic control (ATC). Use of a direct route may require prior ATC approval and may not provide ATC or advisory services or be acceptable in flight plans.
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Scanning ahead on the direct route from KFSM to KTBR, you note the Columbus MO As just south of Memphis.
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We have worked really hard to bring this direct route to Ireland and today is the result of many years of dialogue.
Yesterday, in the House of Commons, the issue was raised by Liverpool Riverside MP Louise Ellman, who asked Mr Grayling to ensure that such a direct route comes to fruition.
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