5-4-2. TERMS

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  • 5-4-2. TERMS

    1. Handoff. An action taken to transfer the radar identification of an aircraft from one controller to another controller if the aircraft will enter the receiving controller’s airspace and radio communications with the aircraft will be transferred.
    2. Radar Contact. The term used to inform the controller initiating a handoff that the aircraft is identified and approval is granted for the aircraft to enter the receiving controller’s airspace.
    3. Point Out. An action taken by a controller to transfer the radar identification of an aircraft to another controller and radio communications will not be transferred.
    4. Point Out Approved. The term used to inform the controller initiating a point out that the aircraft is identified and that approval is granted for the aircraft to enter the receiving controller’s airspace, as coordinated, without a communications transfer or the appropriate automated system response.
    5. Traffic. A term used to transfer radar identification of an aircraft to another controller for the purpose of coordinating separation action. Traffic is normally issued:
      1. In response to a handoff or point out;
      2. In anticipation of a handoff or point out; or
      3. In conjunction with a request for control of an aircraft.
    6. Traffic Observed. The term used to inform the controller issuing the traffic restrictions that the traffic is identified and that the restrictions issued are understood and will be complied with.
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