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  Air traffic controllers
After graduation, candidates assigned to an air traffic control facility are classified as “developmental controllers” until they complete all requirements to be certified for all of the air traffic control positions within a defined area of a given facility.
Employment of air traffic controllers is expected to grow about as fast as average for all occupations through the year 2014.
Air traffic controllers are eligible to retire at age 50 with 20 years of service as an active air traffic controller or after 25 years of active service at any age.
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  Air Traffic Control - MSN Encarta
Air Traffic Control, various aircraft navigation and communication systems that use computers, radar, radios, and other instruments and devices to provide guidance to flying aircraft.
Air traffic control is also used for the safe coordination of landings and takeoffs at airports.
The goal of air traffic control is to minimize the risk of aircraft collisions while maximizing the number of aircraft that can fly safely at the same time.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761579235/Air_Traffic_Control.html   (1499 words)

  
  Air traffic control - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When controllers are responsible for separating some or all aircraft, such airspace is called "controlled airspace" in contrast to "uncontrolled airspace." Depending on the type of flight and the class of airspace, ATC may issue instructions that pilots are required to follow, or merely advisories to assist pilots operating in the airspace.
Tower controllers are responsible for the separation and efficient movement of aircraft and vehicles operating on the taxiways and runways of the airport itself, and aircraft in the air near the airport, generally 2 to 5 nautical miles (4 to 9 km) depending on the airport procedures.
In air traffic control terminology, a block of airspace of predetermined size assigned to a radar air traffic controller is called a "sector".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Air_traffic_control   (4088 words)

  
 Air Traffic Control
Air Traffic Control (ATC) is the service provided to pilots to assist them in operating their aircraft in a safe, orderly and efficient manner.
Control of the aircraft then passes to the airport controller who, when it is safe, clears the aircraft onto the runway and for the takeoff, fitting the flight into the sequence of arriving and departing aircraft at the airport.
The terminal controller then follows the flight's progress on radar until the limit of his or her responsibility is reached (about 65 km from the terminal), after which an area or enroute controller has charge of the flight until it crosses into the adjoining area.
www.canadianencyclopedia.ca /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000093   (1127 words)

  
 General Aviation Flying - Air Traffic Control - Flight Plans - Transponders
ATC uses radio and radar in conjunction with ground-based navigational aids to control the flow of air traffic.
Air route surveillance radar (ARSR) is a system of remotely located, long-range radars that primarily provides a display of aircraft locations over large areas to air route traffic control centers (ARTCCs or centers).
Air route traffic control centers (ARTCCs or centers) primarily serve aircraft operating on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plans within controlled airspace, principally during the en route phase of flight.
www.gaservingamerica.com /how_work/work_atc.htm   (1097 words)

  
 Air Traffic Control
Controllers on the ground then know how far away the aircraft is, how high it is, the direction it is headed, the airline operating the flight, and the type of aircraft at which they are looking.
Pilots tune to the frequency of the controller tracking their flight, and switch frequencies, as they move through the system and are handed off from one controller to another.
Because ATC is involved in the movement of all commercial airline aircraft, the capabilities and efficiencies of ATC has a direct bearing on the schedule performance of the airlines.
www.avjobs.com /history/air-traffic-control.asp   (2119 words)

  
 Air Traffic Control
The air traffic control system is a vast network of people and equipment that ensures the safe operation of commercial and private aircraft.
Air traffic controllers will still be central to the safe operation of the system, but their responsibilities will eventually shift from controlling to monitoring flights.
Controllers would intervene only to ensure that aircraft remained at safe distances from one another, to prevent congestion in terminal areas and entry into closed airspace, or to otherwise ensure safety.
atcsl.tripod.com /air_traffic_control.htm   (1421 words)

  
 Air traffic control Summary
When controllers are responsible for separating some or all aircraft, such airspace is called "controlled airspace" in contrast to "uncontrolled airspace." Depending on the type of flight and the class of airspace, ATC may issue instructions that pilots are required to follow, or merely advisories to assist pilots operating in the airspace.
Tower controllers are responsible for the separation and efficient movement of aircraft and vehicles operating on the taxiways and runways of the airport itself, and aircraft in the air near the airport, generally 2 to 5 nautical miles (4 to 9 km) depending on the airport procedures.
In air traffic control terminology, a block of airspace of predetermined size assigned to a radar air traffic controller is called a "sector".
www.bookrags.com /Air_traffic_control   (7085 words)

  
 Air traffic controllers
After graduation, candidates assigned to an air traffic control facility are classified as “developmental controllers” until they complete all requirements to be certified for all of the air traffic control positions within a defined area of a given facility.
Employment of air traffic controllers is expected to grow about as fast as average for all occupations through the year 2014.
Air traffic controllers are eligible to retire at age 50 with 20 years of service as an active air traffic controller or after 25 years of active service at any age.
stats.bls.gov /oco/ocos108.htm   (2550 words)

  
 Air Traffic Control
This legislation authorized the Department of Commerce to “establish air traffic rules for the navigation, protection, and identification of aircraft, including rules as to safe altitudes of flight and rules for the prevention of collisions between vessels and aircraft.” The first rules were brief and basic.
The early en route controllers tracked the position of planes using maps and flboards and little boat-shaped weights that came to be called “shrimp boats.” They had no direct radio link with aircraft but used telephones to stay in touch with airline dispatchers, airway radio operators, and airport traffic controllers.
The FAA established a Central Flow Control Facility in April 1970, to prevent clusters of congestion from disrupting the nationwide air traffic flow.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Government_Role/Air_traffic_control/POL15.htm   (1771 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Air Traffic Control Works"
When you think about air traffic control, the image of men and women in the tower of an airport probably comes to mind.
The air traffic control system, which is run by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has been designed around these airspace divisions.
As the plane leaves that airspace division and enters another, the air traffic controller passes it off to the controllers responsible for the new airspace division.
www.howstuffworks.com /air-traffic-control.htm   (637 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Air Traffic Control Works"
During peak air travel times in the United States, there are about 5,000 airplanes in the sky every hour.
The air traffic control system, which is run by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has been designed around these airspace divisions.
As the plane leaves that airspace division and enters another, the air traffic controller passes it off to the controllers responsible for the new airspace division.
travel.howstuffworks.com /air-traffic-control.htm   (649 words)

  
 Mode S: An Overview of Air Traffic Control
Air traffic control is the organization and scheduling of all air traffic.
Early air traffic control units such as this one relied on radio communications and maps to keep track of planes in the air.
While previously air traffic control had been done on a smaller scale, the FAA was charged to develop and maintain a broad air traffic control system that would maintain safe separation of all commercial aircraft in all stages of flight.
web.mit.edu /6.933/www/Fall2000/mode-s/atc.html   (1259 words)

  
 NASA SimLabs - CVSRF - Air Traffic Control Simulators   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
NASA maintains a number of Air Traffic Control (ATC) environments and laboratories, but the ATC Laboratory at CVSRF is unique in that it provides generic ATC capability rather than an exact duplicate of the current system operating in the United States.
Designed to support air traffic control research projects, the ATC Lab is a vital simulation asset that is capable of operating in three modes: single-cab (with either the ACFS or the B747-400 participating in the study), dual-cab (with both cabs participating), or stand-alone.
ATC operations typically consist of dynamically changing verbal or data-link messages, addressed to or generated by other aircraft flying in the immediate vicinity – which can result in a high-stress work environment.
www.simlabs.arc.nasa.gov /cvsrf/atcs.html   (621 words)

  
 Introduction to Air Traffic Control
Air Traffic Control comprises the various aircraft navigation and communication systems that use computers, radar, radios, and other instruments and devices to provide guidance to flying aircraft.
The goal of air traffic control is to minimise the risk of aircraft collisions while maximising the number of aircraft that can fly safely at the same time.
ARTCC controllers monitor the aircraft's progress, separate it from other aircraft, and issue route or speed changes when needed to avoid bad weather or to keep the aircraft in the proper flow of traffic.
www.airways.co.nz /about_airways/ans_intro.asp   (1750 words)

  
 Air Traffic Control
Many people are ignorant of the air traffic control system in the U.S. Some of that is due in part to the media and several bad movies.
It is probably easiest to explain air traffic in relation to the stages in which aircraft fly across the country.
This controller is known as the ground controller and is situation in the tower.
myweb.cableone.net /bricker95/airtrafficcontrol.htm   (431 words)

  
 Air Traffic Debate About Safety and Efficiency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Air travel in America has become such a chorea sea sea seemingly endless routine of delays, cancellations and tarmac touringthatthatthat many summer travelers are understandably dropping planes for a date with trains and automobiles.
Commercialization of air traffic control is one of the most hotly debated topics in Washington aviation circles these days.
Our air traffic system has failed to exploit new technology - controllers continue to watch blips on outdated monochrome monitors and keep track of flights on paper strips – and relentlessly fights to maintain the bureaucratic status quo.
www.rppi.org /airtrafficdebate.shtml   (1676 words)

  
 Air Traffic Control ATC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Most people think Air Traffic Controllers work in Airport Towers only for take-off and landing, but the take-off and landing are small portion of any flight.
Then there are Approach Controllers too guide pilots as they approach airports, they sequence the aircrafts into the most efficient order for landing, by giving information to aircraft so they can establish on ILS (a ground-based radio guidance system) that allows the aircraft to make automatic landing even in very poor visibility.
The Air Traffic Control is 24-business, controllers work in shifts, it's an exciting, great job and sometimes it's hectic work, needs a confidence and well clear mind, cause it deals with hundred of lives and millions.
www.estraha.net /atc.html   (210 words)

  
 Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Outsourcing Air Traffic Control: A Competitive Sourcing Success Story (3/25) The DOT Inspector General has recommended that competitive outsourcing be extended to all 71 remaining VFR control towers based on a proven track record of quality, safety and cost savings.
Air Traffic Debate About Safety and Efficiency (9/27) Our air traffic system has failed to exploit new technology - controllers continue to watch blips on outdated monochrome monitors and keep track of flights on paper strips and relentlessly fights to maintain the bureaucratic status quo.
Air traffic control, while being kept posted on autonomous operations, would be free to concentrate on non-AFR flights and overall strategic traffic flow management.
www.rppi.org /atc20.shtml   (3652 words)

  
 Stress prevention in air traffic control
Air traffic controllers are widely recognized as an occupational group which has to cope with a highly demanding job that involves a complex series of tasks, requiring high levels of knowledge and expertise, combined with high levels of responsibility, not only with regard to risking lives, but also the high economic costs of aeronautical activities.
Air traffic controllers are also among the groups of workers who are most exposed to critical accidents which cause unusually strong emotional reactions, such as air accidents with loss of life or serious injury, near collisions or loss of control due to overload.
Air traffic controllers have to pass regular physical tests in order to retain their operating licence, which provides them with an added motivation to maintain themselves in good physical condition.
www.ilo.org /public/english/protection/safework/stress/trafctr.htm   (725 words)

  
 EUROCONTROL - Air Traffic Control (ATC)
The objective of Air Traffic Management is to enable aircraft operators to meet their planned times of departure and arrival and adhere to their preferred flight profiles with minimum constraints, without compromising agreed levels of safety.
The approximate number of Air Traffic Controllers in the 41 European States that participate in the EUROCONTROL's performance enhancement programme for European Air traffic management is 18,660 (13,370 in the 15 States of the European Union).
Air Traffic Controllers are specialists and have high responsibilities; their salary is therefore above average.
www.eurocontrol.int /corporate/public/standard_page/cb_airtraffic_controller.html   (522 words)

  
 Glossary of Terms
Air traffic facilities which provide pilot briefing, en route communications and VFR search and rescue services, assist lost aircraft and aircraft in emergency situations, relay ATC clearances, originate Notices to Airmen, broadcast aviation weather and NAS information, receive and process IFR flight plans, and monitor NAVAIDs.
Ground Delay Programs are implemented to control air traffic volume to airports where the projected traffic demand is expected to exceed the airport's acceptance rate for a lengthy period of time.
To control air traffic volume to airports when the projected traffic demand is expected to exceed the airport's acceptance rate for a short period of time.
www.fly.faa.gov /Products/Glossary_of_Terms/glossary_of_terms.html   (1551 words)

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