estimated time of arrival

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estimated time of arrival

[′es·tə‚mād·əd ¦tīm əv ə′rīv·əl]
The predicted time of reaching a destination or way point. Abbreviated ETA.

estimated time of arrival (ETA)

i. For IFR (instrument flight rules) flights, the time at which it is estimated that the aircraft will arrive over that designated point, defined by reference to navigational aids, from which it is intended that an instrument procedure will begin. If no navigational aid is associated with the aerodrome, it is the time at which the aircraft will arrive at the aerodrome.
ii. For VFR (visual flight rules) flights, the time at which it is estimated that the aircraft will arrive over the aerodrome.
iii. The time the flight is estimated to arrive at the gate for scheduled operators or the actual runway on-times for nonscheduled operators.
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