Minimum Vectoring Altitude

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Term Minimum Vectoring Altitude
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Mandatory for


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vectoring

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Abbreviation

MVA

Definition

the lowest altitude, expressed in feet AMSL (Above Mean Sea Level), to which a radar controller may issue aircraft altitude clearances during vectoring/direct routing except if otherwise authorized for radar approaches, departures and missed approaches.

Definition Source

SKYBRARY, reference tool for aviation safety knowledge, [1]

Note

In some sources, this altitude is also referred to as Minimum Flight Altitude (MFA), Minimum Radar Vectoring Altitude (MRVA) or ATC Surveillance Minimum Altitude (ASMA). (same source)