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NEW SMYRNA BEACH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AIRPORT MASTER PLAN UPDATE

APPENDIX A

AIRPORT TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER (ATCT) - A central operations facility in the terminal air traffic control system, consisting of a tower cab structure, including an associated instrument flight rule (IFR) room if radar equipped, using air/ground communications and/or radar, visual signaling and other devices, to provide safe and expeditious movement of terminal air traffic.

AIRSPACE - Space in the air above the surface of the earth or a particular portion of such space, usually defined by the boundaries of an area on the surface projected upward.

ALERT AREA - A geographically designated area of airspace where a high volume of pilot training or an unusual aeronautical activity is conducted.

AMBIENT NOISE - The total of all noise in a system or situation, independent of the presence of the specific sound to be measured. In acoustical measurements, strictly speaking, ambient noise means electrical noise in the measurement system. However, in popular usage, ambient noise is also used to mean “background noise” or “residual noise.”

AMSL - Above Mean Sea Level. The most common height or altitude reference used fro flying and flight procedures usually measured in feet.

APPROACH CATEGORY - A grouping of aircraft based on recommended final approach speed or maximum certified landing weight. The size of an airport’s VFR traffic pattern is calculated using aircraft approach category.

Category A: Category B: Category C: Category D: Category E:

Less than 91 knots 91 knots or more but less than 121 knots 121 knots or more but less than 141 knots 141 knots or more but less than 166 knots 166 knots or more

APRON - A paved area that provides the connection between the terminal buildings and the airfield. The apron includes aircraft parking areas, called ramps, and aircraft circulation and taxiing areas for access to these ramps. On the ramp, aircraft park in locations typically designated as gate positions or gates.

ATC - See AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL.

AUTOMATED RADAR TERMINAL SYSTEM (ARTS) - Computer-aided radar display subsystems capable of associating alphanumeric data with radar returns.

AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC (ADT) - The average traffic flow on a specific street, road, or highway segment. ADT can be either total average flow or the average traffic in each direction.

AVIATION SAFETY AND NOISE ABATEMENT ACT OF 1979 - Public Law 96-193, enacted February 18, 1980. The purpose of the Act is to provide assistance to airports in preparing and carrying out noise compatibility programs and in assuring continued safety for aviation. The Act

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