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A station, usually consisting of buildings, airfields and runways, used to provide a place for aircraft to take off and land as well as to house commercial services for passengers and on-board staff.

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autorotative landing

Aviation; Air traffic control

An expression used by a helicopter pilot to indicate that he or she will be landing without applying power to the rotor.

aerodrome traffic

Aviation; Air traffic control

All traffic on the manoeuvring area of an aerodrome and all aircraft flying in, entering or leaving an aerodrome traffic circuit.

aeronautical beacon

Aviation; Air traffic control

An aeronautical light arranged, either through optical design or mechanical motion, to be visible to all azimuths, either continuously or consecutively, to designate a particular point on the surface ...

approach mode

Aviation; Air traffic control

The operational condition of certain aircraft navigation guidance equipment that supports flight operations in the final approach and runway regions.

apron traffic

Aviation; Air traffic control

All aircraft, vehicles, equipment and pedestrians using the apron of the aerodrome.


Aviation; Air traffic control

The uncorrected reading on the airspeed indicator.

airport control

Aviation; Air traffic control

A control service provided by an airport controller to aircraft and vehicles on active runways and to aircraft in the vicinity of a controlled airport.

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