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  1. Area Control Center

    In air traffic control, an Area Control Center, also known as a Center, is a facility responsible for controlling aircraft en route in a particular volume of airspace at high altitudes between airport approaches and departures. In the United States, such a Center is referred to as an Air Route Traffic Control Center. A Center typically accepts traffic from, and ultimately passes traffic to, the control of a Terminal Control Center or of another Center. Most Centers are operated by the national governments of the countries in which they are located. The general operations of Centers worldwide, and the boundaries of the airspace each Center controls, are governed by the ICAO. In some cases, the function of an Area Control Center and a Terminal Control Center are combined in a single facility. For example, NATS combines the London Terminal Control Centre and London Area Control Centre in Swanwick in the UK.

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  1. area control center

    A unit established to provide air traffic control service to controlled flights in control areas under its jurisdiction. See also flight information region.

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