air traffic control

noun

Definition of air traffic control

:the process or system by which the movements of aircraft are monitored and directed by ground personnel communicating with pilots by radio
  • improving the technology used for air traffic control
; also :the personnel who operate an air traffic control system
  • Pilots would still have to file flight plans, which could be modified by air traffic control if they posed any safety hazards.
  • —David R. Hinson

First Known Use of air traffic control

1919


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