Conflict (air traffic control)
In air traffic control, a conflict is a situation in which two or more aircraft are on a collision course . A distinction is made between local and opposite conflicts. Both are determined with the help of so-called "flight strips".
At least two aircraft are involved in a local conflict . There is a point on the route of all aircraft involved where the following conditions apply:
- Your time interval when you fly over the point is four minutes or less.
- Your spatial height distance is 30 flight levels ( flight level , FL ) or less.
Opposite conflicts arise when the following conditions are met:
- At least two planes come towards each other between two points (e.g. one plane flies from city A to B, the other plane from B to A).
- Due to varying elevation changes over the course of the flight, the vertical elevation separation between the aircraft is less than or equal to 30 FL at any one time.
- SkyTest® pilot assessment 2009