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Pilot/Controller Glossary

3/29/18

PCG A−13

PVD/MDM of the sector which controls the meter

fix.

ARRIVAL SEQUENCING PROGRAM− The auto-

mated program designed to assist in sequencing

aircraft destined for the same airport.

ARRIVAL TIME− The time an aircraft touches down

on arrival.

ARSR−

(See AIR ROUTE SURVEILLANCE RADAR.)

ARTCC−

(See AIR ROUTE TRAFFIC CONTROL

CENTER.)

ARTS−

(See AUTOMATED RADAR TERMINAL

SYSTEMS.)

ASDA−

(See ACCELERATE-STOP DISTANCE

AVAILABLE.)

ASDA [ICAO]−

(See ICAO Term ACCELERATE-STOP

DISTANCE AVAILABLE.)

ASDE−

(See AIRPORT SURFACE DETECTION

EQUIPMENT.)

ASF−

(See AIRPORT STREAM FILTER.)

ASLAR−

(See AIRCRAFT SURGE LAUNCH AND

RECOVERY.)

ASP−

(See ARRIVAL SEQUENCING PROGRAM.)

ASR−

(See AIRPORT SURVEILLANCE RADAR.)

ASR APPROACH−

(See SURVEILLANCE APPROACH.)

ASSOCIATED− A radar target displaying a data

block with flight identification and altitude

information.

(See UNASSOCIATED.)

ATC−

(See AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL.)

ATC ADVISES− Used to prefix a message of

noncontrol information when it is relayed to an

aircraft by other than an air traffic controller.

(See ADVISORY.)

ATC ASSIGNED AIRSPACE− Airspace of defined

vertical/lateral limits, assigned by ATC, for the

purpose of providing air traffic segregation between

the specified activities being conducted within the

assigned airspace and other IFR air traffic.

(See SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE.)

ATC CLEARANCE−

(See AIR TRAFFIC CLEARANCE.)

ATC CLEARS− Used to prefix an ATC clearance

when it is relayed to an aircraft by other than an air

traffic controller.
ATC INSTRUCTIONS− Directives issued by air

traffic control for the purpose of requiring a pilot to

take specific actions; e.g., “Turn left heading two five

zero,” “Go around,” “Clear the runway.”

(Refer to 14 CFR Part 91.)

ATC PREFERRED ROUTE NOTIFICATION−

EDST notification to the appropriate controller of the

need to determine if an ATC preferred route needs to

be applied, based on destination airport.

(See ROUTE ACTION NOTIFICATION.)
(See EN ROUTE DECISION SUPPORT TOOL.)

ATC PREFERRED ROUTES− Preferred routes that

are not automatically applied by Host.
ATC REQUESTS− Used to prefix an ATC request

when it is relayed to an aircraft by other than an air

traffic controller.
ATC SECURITY SERVICES− Communications

and security tracking provided by an ATC facility in

support of the DHS, the DOD, or other Federal

security elements in the interest of national security.

Such security services are only applicable within

designated areas. ATC security services do not

include ATC basic radar services or flight following.
ATC SECURITY SERVICES POSITION− The

position responsible for providing ATC security

services as defined. This position does not provide

ATC, IFR separation, or VFR flight following

services, but is responsible for providing security

services in an area comprising airspace assigned to

one or more ATC operating sectors. This position

may be combined with control positions.
ATC SECURITY TRACKING− The continuous

tracking of aircraft movement by an ATC facility in