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What is Air Traffic Control?

June 1, 2024

Air traffic control (ATC) is a service that is responsible from the safe and efficient movement of aircraft both on the ground and in the air. This service is provided by Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) who use radar, visual observation, and radio communication to direct aircraft. The primary objectives of Air Traffic Control are to prevent possible collisions, ensure the orderly flow of air traffic, and provide support to pilots with important information.

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