Does ATC in the EU have equivalents to the US FAA tower, TRACON, and center facilities? What are they called?

  • $\begingroup$ This is too broad @jeff0000. $\endgroup$
    – GdD
    Commented Jul 10, 2018 at 10:46
  • $\begingroup$ Related, but as you can see from that question (and others linked to it) this is probably a very broad question. If you're asking about the specific equivalents of Tower, Approach and Center then you might re-word your question to focus on that. $\endgroup$
    – Pondlife
    Commented Jul 10, 2018 at 13:45

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Area control centre CONTROL

Approach control APPROACH

Approach control radar arrivals ARRIVAL

Approach control radar departures DEPARTURE

Aerodrome control TOWER

Surface movement control GROUND

Radar (in general) RADAR

Precision approach radar PRECISION

Direction- finding station HOMER

Flight information service INFORMATION

Clearance delivery DELIVERY

Apron service APRON

Company dispatch DISPATCH

Aeronautical station RADIO

Aerodrome Flight Information Service AFIS

Heliport Information Service HIS


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