Air traffic control
Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and through controlled airspace. The primary purpose of ATC systems worldwide is to separate aircraft to prevent collisions, to organise and expedite the flow of traffic, and to provide information and other support for pilots. This service can be performed using ground-based infrastructures for air traffic management and guidance, which is owned by civil aviation authorities and managed by air navigation service providers.
This infrastructure, located throughout a given country, can be either an Area Control Center (ACC), whose duty it is to harmonise each aircraft's entrance and exit in order to ensure a consistent traffic flow inside the airways, or airports, whose duty it is to give aircraft the authorisation to take off or land so that a safe distance from all other aircraft is guaranteed.
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- Low loss
- Power handling capability
- PIM performance
- Weather resistance
- On field mountability