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an airport facility that supervises the movement of aircraft and ground vehicles on ramps and taxiways.
the personnel, radar, computers, etc, on the ground that monitor the progress of aircraft or spacecraft
a system for feeding continuous radio messages to an aircraft pilot to enable him to make a blind landing


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