Coordinated universal time

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Term coordinated universal time
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Abbreviation

UTC

Z

written abbreviations: Z and UTC, spoken expressions: zulu and universal

Definition

The time system used in aviation operations and given to the nearest minute, except when the pilot requests a time check. Time checks are given to the nearest 15 s. The day begins at 0000 and ends at 2359.

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Transport Canada, Glossary for Pilots and Air Traffic Services Personnel

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