Pilot/Controller Glossary – change 2 effective May 19, 2022

The Pilot/Controller Glossary was compiled to promote a common understanding of the terms used in the Air Traffic
Control system. It includes those terms which are intended for pilot/controller communications with definitions primarily defined in an operational sense applicable to both users and operators of the National Airspace System.

The Glossary also includes cross-references to other documents, such as the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM). The Glossary is revised, as necessary, to maintain a common understanding of the system. Change 2 of the Glossary was recently published with an effective date of May 19 and includes these updates:

Terms Added:
ADAPTED ROUTES
AIRSPACE RESERVATION
DEBRIS RESPONSE AREA (DRA)
EMBEDDED ROUTE TEXT
HOT SPOT
MOVING AIRSPACE RESERVATION
MOVING ALTITUDE RESERVATION
STATIONARY AIRSPACE RESERVATION

Terms Deleted:
PREFERENTIAL ROUTES

Terms Modified:
ALTITUDE RESERVATION (ALTRV)
CLEARANCE VOID IF NOT OFF BY (TIME)
MINIMUM SAFE ALTITUDE (MSA)
OCEANIC ERROR REPORT
PRECISION APPROACH RADAR
PREFERRED IFR ROUTES
STATIONARY ALTITUDE RESERVATION (STATIONARY ALTRV)

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