When there are multiple airplanes with a SWAP clearance, getting them out is similar to having an EDCT
. You go to the runway first, there are only a few airplanes going out the same departure gate as you, and there are five other airports in the area with airplanes ready to go as well.
EDCT's latest initiative, JobCarz is a car-based vehicle hire scheme that enables people leaving benefits and returning to work the opportunity to hire a low-cost supermini for up to three months.
Liam Weatherill, manager of EDCT, said: "The management board and staff of EDCT are delighted to have secured this award from the trust, which continues to support community transport in coalfield communities such as East Durham.
If a CFR or EDCT
aircraft misses its window, it has to wait for the next one.
I didn't realize both airports were in the same sector, meaning it was the same controller who gave me the EDCT
. Fortunately, the controller worked me in without giving me a phone number to call.
Whether you're working with an EDCT or CFR window, all we controllers ask is that you be ready to go when the time comes.
EDCTs are computer-generated based on your proposed time.
Fifty of its passengers have international connections, but it gets slapped with an EDCT of 1345Z.
The ATCSCC's software assigns those EDCTs on an equitable basis.
EDCTs apply to general aviation too, not just air carriers.
The EDCT is a time slot that gives the flight crew, the airline, and the Tower controllers an idea of when the flight can expect to depart.
If the EDCT is shortly after the flight's scheduled departure time, the flight may board its passengers and taxi to a temporary parking spot to wait--hopefully not for seven hours with nothing but peanuts and a broken lavatory.