aerodrome control tower
- A unit established to provide air traffic control service to aerodrome traffic (ICAO). The tower is responsible for issuing information and clearances to aircraft under its control to achieve a safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic on and in the vicinity of an aerodrome. The aim is to prevent collisions between aircraft flying in the aerodrome circuit; aircraft taking off and landing; and aircraft, vehicles, and obstructions in the maneuvering area. The task of providing specified services on the apron may belong to either an aerodrome control tower or a separate unit.
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