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Airport

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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abbreviated visual approach slope indicator system (AVASIS

Aviation; Air traffic control

A visual approach slope indicator system (VASIS) consisting of only two light units situated on the left side of the runway, one upwind and one downwind. The aircraft is on slope if the upwind unit ...

aircraft call sign

Aviation; Air traffic control

A group of alphanumeric characters used to identify an aircraft in air-ground communication.

aircraft type designator

Aviation; Air traffic control

A group of alphanumeric characters used to identify, in an abbreviated form, a type of aircraft.

aircraft load rating (ALR)

Aviation; Air traffic control

Canada: A number expressing the relative structural loading effect of an aircraft on a pavement. ALRs are expressed on a scale from 1 (least demanding aircraft) to 12 (most demanding aircraft). ALRs ...

air evacuation

Aviation; Air traffic control

The evacuation by aircraft of personnel and/or cargo.

aerodrome operator

Aviation; Air traffic control

The person in charge of an aerodrome, including an employee, agent or other authorized representative of that person.

airport operator

Aviation; Air traffic control

The holder of the airport certificate, or the person in charge of such airport, whether as employee, agent or representative of the holder of such certificate.

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