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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.14.18): Scheduled Time Of Arrival (STA)

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Scheduled Time Of Arrival (STA)

A STA is the desired time that an aircraft should cross a certain point (landing or metering fix). It takes other traffic and airspace configuration into account. A STA time shows the results of the TMA scheduler that has calculated an arrival time according to parameters such as optimized spacing, aircraft performance, and weather.

FMI: www.faa.gov

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