04 Aircraft Communications and Navigation
Includes all modes of communication with and between aircraft; air navigation systems (satellite and ground based); and air traffic control. For related information see also 06 Avionics and Aircraft Instrumentation; 17 Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command and Tracking; and 32 Communications and Radar.
Aircraft Communication – The conveyance of information to or from aircraft by radio or other signals. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Air Navigation – The art, science, or action of plotting and directing the course of an aircraft through the air from one place to another. Adapted from the United States Air Force Dictionary. Woodford Agee Heflin, ed. Princeton, NJ: D. Van Nostrand Co., Inc.
Exhaustive Interest : Information on development and utilization of communications and navigation systems for airlines, general aviation, and military aviation including air traffic control. Includes all techniques and equipment specifically intended for the transmittal of data to or from aircraft. For detailed equipment and designs, see 33 Electronics and Electrical Engineering.
Selective Interest : Communications and navigation techniques and theory of potential interest to aeronautical research and development.
Negative Interest : Commercial telephone operations; courier and messenger services; and ship navigation, unless related to aeronautics.
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