terminal air-traffic control

terminal air-traffic control

[′tər·mən·əl ′er ¦traf·ik kən‚trōl]
(navigation)
A separation service offered to aircraft operating in the vicinity of and at airports, involving a system of crewed control towers, radio communications, radar and other position location and guidance facilities, and information processing to make for the safe approach and landing of these aircraft.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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