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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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adjusted delay factor (ADF)

Aviation; Air traffic control

The required delay to be applied to an aircraft's proposed departure time when flow control restriction procedures are in effect.

aviation occurrence

Aviation; Air traffic control

Any accident or incident associated with the operation of an aircraft, or any situation or condition that could, if left unattended, induce an accident or incident.

aeronautical ground light

Aviation; Air traffic control

Any light, other than a light displayed on an aircraft, specially provided as an aid to air navigation.

approach lights

Aviation; Air traffic control

Lights indicating a desired line of approach to a landing area.

aerodrome traffic frequency (ATF)

Aviation; Air traffic control

A very high frequency (VHF) designated to ensure that all radio-equipped aircraft operating on the ground or within the specified ATF area are listening on a common frequency and following a common ...

ATC unit

Aviation; Air traffic control

As the circumstances require, this may be (a) an area control centre (ACC) established to provide ATC service to IFR and CVFR aircraft; (b) a terminal control unit (TCU) established to provide ATC ...

ATC Contingency Command Post

Aviation; Air traffic control

U.S.: A facility which enables the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to manage the ATC system when significant portions of the system's capabilities have been lost or are threatened.

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