en route phase

en route phase

i. As it pertains to helicopters, that phase of the flight from the end of takeoff and the initial climb phase to the commencement of the approach and landing phases.
ii. As it pertains to fixed-wing aircraft, it is the phase from the top of climb to the top of descent.
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Cross-border arrivals management--or XMAN--which is managed by air traffic services provider NATS, sees controllers in the UK working with counterparts in France, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands to slow down arriving traffic in the en route phase to minimise holding over London.
It must continue during the en route phase of flight and on into the arrival/approach/landing phase.
The departure and en route phases were routine, and soon I was letting down for my destination.
The Marine Corps ERCS and Air Force CCATTs appear to be steps toward state-of-the-art care during en route phases of casualty management.