Buffer area

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Term buffer area
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Mandatory for


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holding area

holding pattern

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Abbreviation

Definition

"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

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

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