Minimum Safe Altitude Warning

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Term Minimum Safe Altitude Warning
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Mandatory for


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Related entries

Controlled flight into terrain

Broader term

Ground-based safety net

Narrower term


Abbreviation

MSAW

Definition

A ground-based safety net intended to warn the controller about increased risk of controlled flight into terrain accidents by generating, in a timely manner, an alert of aircraft proximity to terrain or obstacles.

Definition Source

EUROCONTROL (2009), "Safety Nets, Ensuring Effectiveness, Guide", Terms and definitions used in the EUROCONTROL Specifications, Change proposal for Doc 4444 §15.7.4 Note 1

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