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Question About Wording On FAA Site  
User currently offlineTheflcowboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 406 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

What does 'support of swap' mean? Its being advertised as the reason for the current delay at PHL, JFK, TEB, EWR.

Just curious

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User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2829 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

SWAP actually stands for Severe Weather Avoidance Plan. If a line of storms is rendering several parallel airways useless, departures at an airport are stopped in that direction and this is an example of SWAP in action. Better to keep the planes waiting on the ground then having separation problems in the air and holding patterns everywhere.


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