Buffer area

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Term buffer area
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holding area

holding pattern

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Abbreviation

  
Buffer area

Definition

  
Buffer area"the area extending 9.3 km (5.0 NM) beyond the boundary of the holding area within which the height and nature of obstacles shall be taken into consideration when determining the minimum holding level usable in the holding pattern associated with the holding area."

Definition Source

  
Buffer areaICAO, Official definition, PANS-OPS/II, 1993, Amdt 7, p. 4-6

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Buffer area