Miller, Clyde A. Requirements and Concepts Development Division, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC.
Greenspan, Richard L. The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Last reviewed:November 2019
- Visual flight rules
- Instrument flight rules
- Flight plans
- Air-to-ground communications
- Radio navigation aids
- Surveillance systems
- Airborne collision avoidance systems
- Airways and Procedures
- Flight service stations
- Air-route traffic control centers
- Terminal facilities
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
A service to promote the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic. Safety is principally a matter of preventing collisions with other aircraft, obstructions, and the ground; assisting aircraft in avoiding hazardous weather; assuring that aircraft do not operate in airspace where operations are prohibited; and assisting aircraft in distress. Orderly and expeditious flow assures the efficiency of aircraft operations along the routes selected by the operator. It is provided through the equitable allocation of system resources to individual flights, generally on a first-come-first-served basis.
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