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Class A Airports The airspace around some of the worlds busiest airports is classified as ICAO Class A. This protects the approach and departure paths not only from aircraft not under Air traffic control but keeps out all traffic not on active instrument flight plans. All aircraft inside Class A airspace are subject to Air traffic control. Traffic must be operating under IFR. An airport may be in Class A airspace if it is slot-controlled to prevent congestion. Some may be Class A in the interests of national security such as Tel Aviv Ben Gurion. In other cases such as London Heathrow it is simply a legacy from the days prior to the ICAO standard airspace classes. Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs) at Schiphol Airport Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and in the air. ... Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs) at Schiphol Airport Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and in the air. ... It has been suggested that Air traffic control#Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) be merged into this article or section. ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA:LHR, ICAO:EGLL), often referred to simply as Heathrow, is the United Kingdoms busiest and best-connected airport. ... The world’s navigable airspace is divided into three-dimensional segments, each of which is assigned to a specific class. ...

No airports in the United States are Class A although Reagan National near Washington DC has had "temporary" restrictions on incoming traffic that are similar since 9/11. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (IATA: DCA, ICAO: KDCA) in Arlington County, Virginia is the closest commercial airport to Washington, D.C. Originally Washington National Airport, it was renamed after former President Ronald Reagan in 1998. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...

In some cases, traffic operating under a Special Visual Flight Rules clearance may be allowed to operate in the Class A airspace, if the aircraft is not equipped or the pilot not qualified to fly under IFR. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Special VFR. (Discuss) Special Visual Flight Rules (SVFR) are a set of aviation regulations under which a pilot may operate an aircraft. ...

Class A Airports (listed by country and IATA Airport Code/ICAO Airport Code note list is not yet complete): An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO airport code (IPA pronunciation: ) is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ...



  • BOG/SKBO Bogotá El Dorado International


  • GIB/LXGB Gibraltar


  • CDG/LFPG Paris Charles De Gaulle
  • LBG/LFPB Paris Le Bourget
  • ORY/LFPO Paris Orly


  • TLV/LLBG Tel Aviv Ben Gurion

United Kingdom

  • LHR/EGLL London Heathrow

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The airspace around medium size US airports is ICAO Class C. This protects the approach and departure paths from aircraft not under air traffic control.
Canada uses Class C for busy airports with commercial airline service.
The size of the airspace however is similar to Class B airports in the United States.
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