Change-over point

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Term change-over point
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EAEA

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Abbreviation

COP

Definition

The point at which an aircraft navigating on an ATS route segment defined by reference to very high frequency omnidirectional radio ranges is expected to transfer its primary navigational reference from the facility behind the aircraft to the next facility ahead of the aircraft.

Definition Source

ICAO, Official definition, ANNEX 11, Rules of the Air

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 a route segment.