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Airway

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Description

An airway is:

  • a control area or portion thereof established in the form of a corridor. (ICAO Annex 11 - Air traffic Services)
  • a control area or portion thereof established in the form of a corridor equipped with radio navigation aids. (EUROCONTROL EATM Glossary of Terms)

The lateral and vertical extent of airways is detailed in the appropriate national AIP.

Further Reading

  • ICAO Annex 11: Air Traffic Services;
  • ICAO Doc 4444: Procedures for Air Navigation Services - Air Traffic Management (PANS-ATM)