UFC 4-133-01 Air Traffic Control and Air Operations Facilities, with Change 1  

Date: 
04-19-2016
Change / Revision Date: 
12-01-2017
Series: 
4: MULTI-DISCIPLINARY AND FACILITY-SPECIFIC DESIGN
4-100: OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING FACILITIES

This UFC contains guidance for Army, Navy and Air Force planners, engineers, and architects on the planning, engineering, and design of ATC and Air Operations Facilities, which include three facility types:

  • Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) – Houses equipment and personnel for control of aircraft approaching, departing, and transiting the terminal area or airport and aircraft and vehicular movement on the runways, taxiways and all other movement areas.
  • Radar Approach Control Facility (RACF), referred to as the Army Radar Approach Control Facility (ARAC); the Navy Radar Air Traffic Control Facility (RATCF); or the Air Force Radar Approach Control Facility (RAPCON) – Enables the radar branch to provide radar ATC services to instrument flight rules (IFR) and visual flight rules (VFR) air traffic within assigned airspace.
  • Air Operations Building (AOB), referred to as the Navy Air Operations Building; the Air Force Airfield Management Operations (AMOPS) Building; or the Army Airfield Headquarters Building/Airfield Operations Facility - Houses the central command, control, services, and management center of an air installation complex. It provides the management center for flight operations, services, and movement control for the entire air installation complex.
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