traffic alert and collision avoidance system


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traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS)

traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS)
TCAS/mode-S control panel.
traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS)
TCAS II indicator.
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Traffic symbols, traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS-II).
A system that provides only a proximity warning to assist the pilot in the visual acquisition of intruder aircraft. The TCAS I neither provides nor authorizes any recommendations for avoidance maneuvers. The TCAS I is intended for use by smaller commuter aircraft holding ten to thirty passenger seats and general aviation aircraft. However, TCAS II does indicate traffic and resolution advisories. Resolution advisories provide recommended maneuvers in vertical plane (climb or descend) only to avoid conflicting traffic. The system is generally fitted on aircraft holding thirty-one or more passenger seats. If a pilot carries out any maneuver in response to TCAS II traffic advisories, he or she must inform ATC (air traffic control) as soon as is practicable.
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The JAL flight was alerted to the approaching KAL plane by its computer-controlled Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System, they said.
The traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS II) is an independent airborne system that joins the ground-based air traffic control (ATC) system and the pilot's see-and-avoid concept as cockpit aids to warn of possible collisions.
T3CAS is an integrated surveillance platform from ACSS that combines a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS), terrain awareness warning system (TAWS) and Mode S Transponder in a single line-replaceable unit (LRU).
Both planes were flying east when the near-collision incident happened, sounding urgent Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS) warnings in both cockpits.
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