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expected approach clearance (EAC)

An expression used in radio communications to indicate the time at which arriving aircraft should be cleared to begin the approach for a landing. Also known as EAT, or expected approach time.
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THE GOVERNMENT had to eat crow yesterday over the Larnaca airport diplomatic fiasco that threatened to stain bilateral relations with Egypt over security checks on a diplomat's boots.
Given the difficulties it faces from feeble global demand for steel and the strong local challenge posed by French trade unions, ArcelorMittal may have a tougher time restructuring, even if Monsieur Montebourg has been forced to eat crow.
An unfazed Congress reminded the Opposition and its own allies that the opposition to FDI will meet the same fate as that of the Indo- US nuclear deal vote, during which the party's opponents were forced to eat crow.
To paraphrase a famous French queen, let Gillmeister eat crow. Contact Dianne Williamson via email at
soccer head coach Bob Bradley has saved his job, and on Saturday night has the chance to make all his critics eat crow.
And every time I complain about Obama now, my husband says, "I told you not to believe the campaign hype." And then I eat crow. But it is up to us now, and Obama even said so in so many words.
She offered advice on how to improve communications efforts through the following steps: invite the communicators to the strategy table; communicate consistently with message discipline; offer a rapid response, using a variety of media tools; make sure your message is "for" something and not just against something; do not hide from an issue; and be willing to "eat crow" early in the debate.