Special Activity Airspace

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Term Special Activity Airspace
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SAA

Definition

[U.S.] Any airspace with defined dimensions within the National Airspace System wherein limitations may be imposed upon aircraft operations. This airspace may be restricted areas, prohibited areas, military operations areas, air ATC assigned airspace, and any other designated airspace areas.

Definition Source

FAA, Pilot-Controller Glossary, 2010 [1]

Note

The dimensions of this airspace are programmed into URET and can be designated as either active or inactive by screen entry. Aircraft trajectories are constantly tested against the dimensions of active areas and alerts issued to the applicable sectors when violations are predicted. (Note source: FAA Pilot-Controller glossary)