Flight information centre

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Term flight information centre
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flight information

flight information service

alerting service

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Abbreviation

FIC

Definition

A unit established to provide flight information service and alerting service.

Definition Source

ICAO, Official definition, AN 2 Rules of the Air, 2005

Note

As indicated by its title, the function of an FIC is to provide “information” useful for the safe and efficient conduct of flights; this is different from the function of units that carry out “control” service (e.g. ACCs), which provide a service aimed at the prevention of collisions as well as the maintenance of an orderly flow of air traffic. [Ref. ICAO Doc 9377, 2008, 4th ed., p. 2-1]