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controlled airspace

airspace of Define Dimensions within which ATC service is provided

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dcpc

direct controller pilot Communications

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separation

the spacing between aircraft, altitudes, or tracks

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altitude

the vertical distance of a level, a point or an object considered as a point, measure from mean sea level

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track

the projection on the Earth surface of the path of an aircraft, the direction of which path at any point is usually expressed in degrees from True, magnetic or grid North.

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surveillance controlled airspace

controlled airspace within which ATS surveillance control service is provided.

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RSE

Radar Site equipment
certified surveillance equipment owned by NAV Canada

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radar

a radio detection device that provides information on Range, Azimuth or elevation of objects. There are two types of radar: primary surveillance radar and secondary surveillance radar.

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primary radar

a radar system which uses reflected radio signals

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secondary radar

a radar system wearing a radio signal transmitted from a radar station initiates the transmission of a radio signal from another station.

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secondary radar

a radar system wearing a radio signal transmitted from a radar station initiates the transmission of a radio signal from another station.

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present position symbol

the visual indication, in symbolic form, on a surveillance or situation display, of the position of an aircraft, Airdrome vehicle or other object obtained after the automatic processing of positional data.

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CJS

controller jurisdiction symbol
symbol that identifies a sector

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flight level

an altitude expressed in hundreds of feet indicated on an altimeter set 29.92 inches of mercury or 1013. 2 hectopascals

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Air Traffic Control clearance

an authorization issued by an ATC unit for an aircraft proceed within controlled airspace in accordance with the condition specified by that unit.

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Air Traffic Control instruction

a directive issued by an air traffic control unit for air traffic control purposes

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same track

in the application of Separation, expression used by ATC to indicate identical tracks or tracts the converge or diverge at an angle of 1 degrees to 44° I.

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heading

the direction in which the longitudinal axis of an aircraft is pointed, usually expressed in degrees from North (true, magnetic, compass or grid North)

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track

the projection on the Earth surface of the path of an aircraft, the direction of which path at any point is usually expressed in degrees from True, magnetic or grid North.

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traffic information

information issued by 80s to Pilots regarding other known or observe traffic that may be in such proximity to their position or intended route as to Warrant their attention.

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fix

a geographic location determined by either visual reference to the ground or by means of radio AIDS or other navigational devices.

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NOTAM

notice distributed by means of telecommunication containing information concerning the establishment, condition or change and any aeronautical facility, service, procedure or Hazard, the timely knowledge of which is essential Personnel concerned with flight operations.

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ETA

the time at which it is estimated that an aircraft will land, provided that no delays experienced.

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estimate

the time in UTC at which an eye for aircraft is calculated, by other controller, pilot, or through automated means, to arrive over significant point.

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estimated

expression used within ATS when communicating an ATC estimate

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estimating

an expression used within 80s when communicating a pilot estimate

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hand off

the process of transferring identification of an aircraft and radio communications for that aircraft, to another unit or sector

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identification

the process of ascertaining that a particular Target is the return of a specific aircraft

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Omni facility

a VOR, a VORTAC, TACAN that provides Azimuth information, expressed as radios in degrees from 000 degrees to 359 degrees

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DME

distance measuring equipment
airborne and ground equipment used to measure the slant range distance from a DME Navid in nautical miles

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correlation

an automated or manual function that matches ATS surveillance data with flight plan data.

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Cruise climb

a cruising technique resulting in a net increase in altitude as aircraft Mass decreases. A clearance or instruction to carry out a cruise climb allows the pilot the option of climbing at any given rate, as well as the option of leveling off at any intermediate altitude.

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point out

an action taken by a controller to transfer the identification of an aircraft with another controller, when control and radio communications will not be transferred

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reciprocal track

term used in the application of Separation, indicating tracks that converge or diverge at an angle of 136 degrees to 180 degrees inclusive

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rvsm

reduced vertical separation minimum
the application of 1000ft vertical separation between rvsm aircraft in rvsm airspace

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conflict

disrespect to Aerodrome advisory a situation where one aircraft comes in proximity to another aircraft such that one may require immediate alteration to its flight path to avoid creating risk of a collision. With respect to ATC service, the actual or predicted convergence of aircraft that violates one or more separation minima.

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Crossing Tracks

an expression used in the application of Separation indicating tracks that converge or diverge at an angle of 45° to 135 degrees inclusive.

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polar route

a Northbound or Southbound Route that enters or exits CDA via designated Russian polar fixes located north of 75 degrees north. routes are defined as Northbound when aircraft are flying a tract of 315 degrees clockwise to 045 degrees and southbound when tracking 135 degrees clockwise to 225 degrees.

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RNPC

required navigation performance capability

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RNAV

area navigation

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Waypoint

a specified geographical location, defined by longitude and latitude, that is used in the definition of routes and terminal segments and for Progress reporting purposes.

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agreement

an administrative or operational Accord between NAV Canada and one or more side parties regarding the provision of ATS.

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arrangement

agreement between NAV Canada units regarding the provision of ATS.

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ATS surveillance position report

Geographic point where CAATS FDPS associate Target on a specific code with the profile.

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vector

a heading issued to an aircraft for the purpose of providing navigation guidance.

to issue headings to an aircraft for the purpose of providing navigational guidance.

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cleared route

a route on which an aircraft is able determine its position track and consequently the minimum IFR altitude without the benefit of navigational assistance.

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functional goal #1

in the provision of air traffic control on flight information service all Air Traffic Service units shall provide:

1) uniform application of approved standards and procedures
2) professional Communications
3) full-time attentive flight monitoring flight information services.

All other assignments are secondary full and active individual support is essential.

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holding procedure

a predetermined maneuver which keeps an aircraft within a specified airspace while awaiting further clearance

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holding pattern

the race track pattern to be flown by holding aircraft

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holding area

the air space required at a particular altitude to contain aircraft performing specified entry and holding procedures, based on allowances for wind effect, timing errors, fix characteristics, excetera

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clearance limit

the point to which an aircraft is granted an ATC clearance

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expect approach clearance time

the time at which it is expected that an aircraft will be cleared to commence approach for landing

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expect further clearance time

the time at which is expected that a further clearance will be issued to an aircraft

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common point

a single fixed, whether a ground-based Navid, a fix derived from nav AIDS, or geographical coordinates expressed in degrees of latitude or longitude, over which two or more aircraft will pass, or have passed before proceeding on the same track or diverging tracks. for the purpose of longitudinal separation between aircraft using DME and/or gnss, a common point is defined as the same DNE nav Aid, the same gnss reference position or a collocated DME NAVAID/ gnss reference position

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lateral separation

separation between aircraft of the same altitude expressed in terms of distance or angular displacement between tracks.

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controlled Airport

an airport at which airport control service is provided