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LP01 GLOSSARY TERMS

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AIRMET
Information message issued by a meteorological watch office (MWO) to advise pilots of the occurrence or expected occurrence of specified weather phenomena which may affect the safety of aircraft operations, which were not already included in a Graphic Area Forecast (GFA), and the development of those phenomena in time and space
AIRPORT CONTROL SERVICE
A control service provided by airport control towers to aircraft and vehicles on the manoeuvring area of an airport and to aircraft operating in the vicinity of an airport
AIRPORT TRAFFIC
All traffic on the manoeuvring area of an airport and all aircraft flying in the vicinity of an airport.
APRON
APRON - That part of an aerodrome, other than the manoeuvring area, intended to accommodate the loading and unloading of passengers and cargo; the refuelling, servicing, maintenance and parking of aircraft; and any movement of aircraft, vehicles and pedestrians engaged in services necessary for such purposes.--- | • | also called: flight line, ramp and tarmac---
AUTOMATIC TERMINAL INFORMATION SERVICE (ATIS)
The provision, throughout the day or a specified portion of the day, of current, routine information to arriving and departing aircraft by means of continuous and repetitive recorded broadcasts.
CONTROLLED AERODROME
An aerodrome at which an ATC unit is in operation
CONTROL ZONE
A controlled airspace of defined dimensions extending upwards from the surface of the earth up to and including 3000 ft AAE unless otherwise specified.
MANOEUVRING AREA
The part of an aerodrome, other than an apron, that is intended to be used for the takeoff and landing of aircraft and for the movement of aircraft associated with takeoff and landing.
MOVEMENT AREA
The part of an aerodrome that is intended to be used for the surface movement of aircraft and that includes the manoeuvring area and aprons.
NOTAM
A notice distributed by means of telecommunication containing information concerning the establishment, condition or change in any aeronautical facility, service, procedure or hazard, the timely knowledge of which is essential to personnel concerned with flight operations.
SURVEILLANCE SERVICE
The term used to indicate a service provided directly by means of surveillance.
SURVEILLANCE ADVISORY
The provision of advice and information based on surveillance observations.
SURVEILLANCE CONTROL SERVICE
The control of aircraft through the provision of vectors in order to establish required separation and/or desired spacing between aircraft and between aircraft and obstructions.
SURVEILLANCE MONITORING
The use of surveillance equipment for the purpose of providing aircraft with information and advice relative to significant deviations from their normal flight path.
NAVIGATIONAL ASSISTANCE
The provision of position information, vectors, or track and ground speed checks.
SURVEILLANCE SEPARATION
Surveillance spacing of aircraft in accordance with established minima, with information derived from surveillance equipment sources.
SAFETY ALERT
Notification by an air traffic controller to an aircraft that it is at an altitude which, in the controller's judgment, places it in unsafe proximity to terrain, obstructions or other aircraft.
SIGMET
Information message issued by a meteorological watch office (MWO) to advise pilots of the occurrence
or expected occurrence of specified weather phenomena, which may affect the safety of aircraft operations,
and the development of those phenomena in time and space.
TOWER RADAR AREA
An area of defined dimensions surrounding a controlled aerodrome within which radar service is provided.
AFTN
Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network
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.
Control Service
Issue clearances and instructions as necessary to maintain a safe, orderly and expeditious flow of traffic under the control of your unit.