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An Apron is a paved or hard-surfaced area around the hangars and terminal buildings of an airport. This area may also be called the 'ramp,' and it may be used to park, unload or load, refuel, maintain, or board an aircraft.

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The part of an aerodrome provided for the stationing of aircraft for the embarkation and disembarkation of passengers, for loading and unloading of cargo and for parking. (ANO) ...

A defined area on an airport or heliport intended to accommodate aircraft for purposes of loading or unloading passengers or cargo, refueling, parking, or maintenance ...

That part of an aerodrome, other than the maneuvering area, intended to accommodate the loading and unloading of passengers and cargo, the refueling, servicing, maintenance and parking of aircraft, and any movement of aircraft, ...

APRON - The hard-surfaced or paved area around a hangar.

Apron. A prepared area near the hangars on an aerodrome, usually made with a hard surface, designed to facilitate the manoeuvering of aeroplanes on the ground.

APRON - A paved area that provides the connection between the terminal buildings and the airfield. The apron includes aircraft parking areas, called ramps, and aircraft circulation and taxiing areas for access to these ramps.

Apron An area of the aerodrome designed to facilitate the safe movements of aircraft on the ground ...

(See APRON.)
RANDOM ALTITUDE- An altitude inappropriate for direction of flight and/or not in accordance with FAAO 7110.65, Para 4-5-1, VERTICAL SEPARATION MINIMA.

This includes services on the ramp or apron, such as:
Guiding the aircraft into and out of the parking position (by way of Aircraft marshalling),
Towing with pushback tractors
Lavatory drainage
Water cartage (to refill fresh water tanks) ...

Apron - Area of an airport used for loading/unloading, servicing, refueling, and parking of aircraft
AAS - Airport Advisory Service
AASR - Airport and Airways Surveillance Radar
ACARS - Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System ...

Technology / Aviation / Ramp: the apron or paved surface around a hangar used for parking aircraft.
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The FAA also issues advisory circulars to airport operators on such topics as runway paving, drainage and apron design. FAA also provides grants for airport projects that enhance safety and increase the capacity and efficiency of the airport.

TARMAC - (1) A bituminous material used in paving; a trade name for Tar MacAdam. (2) An airport surface paved with this substance, especially a runway or an APRON at a hangar.

See also: See also: Aircraft, Flight, Aviation, Airport, Landing

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