Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management

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Term Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management
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Mandatory for

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Air Traffic Flow Management

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Narrower term

Strategic ATFCM

Pre-tactical ATFCM

Tactical ATFCM

Abbreviation

ATFCM

Definition

A service complementary to Air Traffic Control (ATC), the objective of which is to ensure an optimum flow of air traffic to or through areas within which traffic demand at times exceeds the available capacity of the ATC system.

Definition Source

EUROCONTROL, CFMU (2002), Air Traffic Flow Management Operations: ATFM Users Manual, Edition 8.0, 18.3.2002

Note

NEW TERM REPLACING Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM)