- Air corridor
An air corridor is a designated region of
airspacethat an aircraftmust remain in during its transit through a given region. Air corridors are typically imposed by military or diplomatic requirements. During the Berlin Blockade, for example, pilots flying across Soviet-controlled German airspace were required to maintain very specific positioning within air corridors defined by the commander in charge of the airlift. Subsequent flights, both military and civilian, between West Germanyand Berlinduring the Cold Warwere required to remain within their designated corridor or risk being shot down.
Air corridors should not be confused with airways. Airways are navigational aids which a pilot generally may deviate from when circumstances warrant, while compliance with a designated air corridor is mandatory.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Air Corridor — Air Corridor … Deutsch Wikipedia
air corridor — corridor (def. 6). [1920 25] * * * ˈair corridor 7 [air corridor] noun an area in the sky that aircraft must stay inside when they fly over a country … Useful english dictionary
air corridor — n. an air route for aircraft, esp. one established by international agreement … English World dictionary
air-corridor — airˈ corridor noun In an area where flying is restricted, a narrow strip along which flying is allowed • • • Main Entry: ↑air … Useful english dictionary
air corridor — ► NOUN ▪ a route over a foreign country which aircraft must take … English terms dictionary
Air Corridor — Infobox Airline airline = Air Corridor logo size = fleet size = 1 destinations = 7 IATA = QC ICAO = CRD callsign = AIR CORRIDOR parent = company slogan = founded = 2004 headquarters = flagicon|Mozambique Nampula, Mozambique key people = hubs =… … Wikipedia
air corridor — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms air corridor : singular air corridor plural air corridors a narrow area that an aircraft must not fly outside when flying over a country … English dictionary
air corridor — oro koridorius statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Apribotas oro kelias, skirtas saviems (draugiškų pajėgų) orlaiviams, kad jie nebūtų apšaudyti jų pačių pajėgų. atitikmenys: angl. air corridor pranc. corridor aérien … NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas
air corridor — air′ cor ridor n. aer. corridor 4) • Etymology: 1920–25 … From formal English to slang
air corridor — corridor (def. 6). [1920 25] * * * … Universalium