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Define Aerodrome Traffic Circuit

The specified path to be flown by aircraft operating in the vicinity of an aerodrome.


Define Runway Holding Position

A designated position intended to protect a runway, an obstacle limitation surface or ILS/MLS critical/sensitive area at which taxiing aircraft and vehicles shall stop & hold unless otherwise authorised by the aerodrome control tower


Define Manoeuvring Area

That part of an aerodrome to be used for the take-off, landing and taxiing of aircraft excluding the aprons


Define Movement Area

That part of an aerodrome to be used for the take-off, landing & taxiing of aircraft, consisting of the manoeuvring area and the aprons


Define Runway

A defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing & take-off of aircraft


Define Non-Instrument Runway

A runway intended for the operation of aircraft using visual approach procedures


Define Instrument Runway

A runway intended for the operation of aircraft using instrument approach procedures


Define Non-Precision Approach Runway

An instrument runway served by visual aids and a non-visual aid providing at least directional guidance adequate for a straight in approach


Define Aerodrome Elevation

The elevation of the highest point on the landing area


Define Apron

A defined area, intended to accommodate aircraft for purposes of loading or unloading pax, mail or cargo, fuelling, parking or maintenance


Define Aerodrome Reference Point

The designated geographical location of an aerodrome, usually the centre of the longest runway


Define Taxiing

Movement of an aircraft on the surface of an aerodrome under its own power, excluding take-off and landing


Define Taxiway

A defined path on an aerodrome established for the taxiing of aircraft and intended to provide a link between one part of the aerodrome & another


Define Aircraft Stand Taxilane

A portion of an apron designated as a taxiway and intended to provide access to aircraft stands only


Define Apron Taxiway

A portion of a taxiway system located on an apron and intended to provide a through taxi route across the apron


Define Rapid Exit Taxiway

A taxiway connected at an acute angle (between 25 & 45 degrees) & designed to allow landing aircraft to turn off at higher speeds than are achieved on other exit taxiways and thereby minimising runway occupancy times


Define Hotspot

A location on an aerodrome movement area with a history or potential risk of collision or runway incursion and where heightened attention by pilots/drivers necessary


Define runway strip

An area enclosing a runway or any associated stopway


Define Cleared and Graded area

An area within the runway strip whose dimensions are determined by the function of the strip in which it lies