The system can be configured as a complete Radar Approach Control
(Rapcon) or Ground Controlled Approach facility.
It can be a terminal radar approach control
(Tracon) serving a nearby major airport, or it can be an air route traffic control center (ARTCC), which covers larger, multistate geographic areas.
STARS enables Terminal Radar Approach Control
(TRACON) facilities to provide safe and efficient aircraft spacing and sequencing guidance for departing and arriving aircraft in the airport terminal area.
The agency said the new design will integrate the New York Terminal Radar Approach Control
airspace with portions of surrounding Air Route Traffic Control Center airspace, combine high- and low-altitude airspace to create more efficient arrivals and departures, and expand the use of more efficient separation standards.
The Yokota airspace, called the Yokota radar approach control
(RAPCON), covers stepwise a vast area in altitudes from 3,000 meters to 7,000 meters over Tokyo and eight nearby prefectures -- Kanagawa, Saitama, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Nagano, Gunma, Tochigi and Niigata.
A telephone call to radar approach control
after we landed confirmed that this had indeed happened.
forces were to take part in air traffic control, making contact with aircraft from Japan's Self-Defense Forces, the Japan Coast Guard and prefectural police by means of the Kadena RAPCON (radar approach control
) system at the U.S.
Peterson, who works at the FAA's Dallas/Fort Worth terminal radar approach control
facility, played an active role to modernize the technology and systems that give controllers the complete airspace picture.
At the southern end, Roanoke's radar approach control
area (RAPCON) is adjacent to the RAPCON serving Piedmont Triad Airport in Greensboro, NC (GSO) as the note indicates.
An hour later, at 1703, ATC issued the flight a frequency change to talk to the Syracuse terminal radar approach control