lateral separation

lateral separation

[′lad·ə·rəl ‚sep·ə′rā·shən]
(navigation)
In air-traffic control, the separation between aircraft on parallel course lines.

lateral separation

The lateral spacing of aircraft at the same altitude by ensuring operations on different routes or in different geographic locations. This is ensured by one of the following methods: (i) clearing aircraft on different airways or routes whose widths or protected airspace do not overlap. (ii) clearing aircraft below 18,000 to proceed to and report over or hold at different geographical locations determined visually or by reference to NAVAIDs. (iii) clearing aircraft to hold over different fixes whose holding pattern airspace areas do not overlap each other or other airspace to be protected. (iv) clearing departing aircraft to fly specified headings which are diverging.
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"Specifically," the GAO wrote, "FAA will begin operational use of the 23 nautical mile lateral separation standard in U.S.
Lateral separation of a full lane width (3.7 m) has also been selected to partly investigate the effect of vehicles in adjacent lanes.
when local conditions prevent a lateral separation of 10~, the missouri department of natural resources may allow deviation on a case-by-case basis, provided that the data from the design engineer supports the deviation.
He said: "During the display by a Jet Provost T5 at the Southport Air Show on September 20, 2014, the aircraft was observed to be inside the lateral separation minima for the event and also below the minimum height stipulated in the Article 162 permission issued by the CAA.
Joint Publication (JP) 3-09.3, Close Air Support, describes four ways to deconflict air: lateral separation, altitude separation, altitude and lateral separation, and time separation, which requires the most detailed coordination.
The mission commander must ensure the routes to and from the target area are deconflicted to guarantee vertical and lateral separation of ingressing aircraft.
Since April, equipped and trained carriers, such as Alaska, can land at Sea-Tac with pinpoint precision with just half the lateral separation, before they are lined up with the runway.
With 3,000 feet of lateral separation and a 200-knot closure rate, the wingman, who was by now task saturated, did not recognize the rapidly increasing size of the lead and lack of any bearing change.
Otherwise, to summarize, controllers must ensure the aircraft flight path is three miles horizontally (or with lateral separation increasing), or 1000 feet vertically from obstacles depicted on the radar scope.
The two planes narrowly missed, passing at the same altitude with just 1,000 to 2,000 feet of lateral separation.
Up to four simultaneous landings will be possible due to ample lateral separation of 2,600ft (800m) between each runway And DWC is open 24 hours a day
The lateral separation got as low as 1.6 nm (3 km) when the aircraft were 870ft apart vertically but by then they were moving away from each other and the correct separation of 1000ft vertically and 5nm horizontally was established shortly afterwards.