Change-over Point Distance

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Term Change-over Point Distance
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Broader term

change-over point

Narrower term


Definition

The DME distance from the previous VORDME, VORTAC or TACAN to the point at which an aircraft navigating on an Air Traffic Service (ATS) route segment is expected to transfer its primary navigational reference to the next facility ahead of the aircraft.

Definition Source

  • Aeronautical Information Feature Data Dictionary (AIFDD)

Note

Change-over points are established to provide the optimum balance in respect of signal strength and quality between facilities at all levels to be used and to ensure a common source of azimuth guidance for all aircraft operating along the same portion of an Air Traffic Service (ATS) route segment.