Air traffic control

Public service provided for the purpose of maintaining the safe and orderly flow of air traffic

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Air traffic control: Public service provided for the purpose of maintaining the safe and orderly flow of air traffic
Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based air traffic controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and through a given section of controlled airspace, and can provide advisory services to aircraft in non-controlled airspace. The primary purpose of ATC worldwide is to prevent collisions, organize and expedite the flow of air traffic, and provide information and other support for pilots.


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