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anthonycII
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ATC Levels Defined

Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:27 am

If this has been previously discussed recently, my apologies. I can find many maps and listings of ATC levels for towers and combination tower/TRACON but am hard pressed to find what defines each level. ARTCC's and combination tower/TRACON are higher levels but metro airport tower/TRACONS differ by a level or two.Why?
 
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Re: ATC Levels Defined

Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:21 pm

It's a complicated formula which combines traffic volume with complexity. Its computation varies depending on type facility (tower, TRACON, up/down, ARTCC, etc.).
 
krsw757
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Re: ATC Levels Defined

Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:22 pm

It mostly has to do with traffic counts and complexity, which is why you'll find that most centers are levels 10 and above. Level 12 is the highest.

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