expect departure clearance

expect departure clearance

An expression used in radio communications to indicate the time an operator can expect a gate release. This is used in the fuel advisory departure program.
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You might have heard of an EDCT (Expect Departure Clearance Time).
For instance, do any of the aircraft in line have a call for release (CFR) time or an expect departure clearance time (EDCT)?
Weather was marginal as I taxied out and picked up my clearance, which included an EDCT (Expect Departure Clearance Time).
To alleviate congestion, they implement two different flow programs for those facilities: Expect Departure Clearance Time (EDCT) and Call for Release (CFR).
Those flights will be issued an Expect Departure Clearance Time, or EDCT (pronounced "edict"), which is automatically assigned by the ATCSCC's Traffic Management System computer.