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Why don't airports use different radio frequencies/channels for each plane to prevent communications from interfering with each other?

Because it is actually critically important that pilots all hear what is going on around them. In a perfect world, ATC could act as the go-between for everything. But in reality there are times when ...
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Why don't airports use different radio frequencies/channels for each plane to prevent communications from interfering with each other?

Having separate frequencies all being handled by the same controller isn't going to solve two people trying to talk to the controller at the same time, just the opposite. There's rhythm to the ...
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Why don't airports use different radio frequencies/channels for each plane to prevent communications from interfering with each other?

There are different aspects to assess: Does that solve problems? Is it technically feasible and economically acceptable? Does that create other problems? Problem solved It can solve issues like ...
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Frontier Flight 1929 3/21/24 DIVERTED - HELP FIND ATC RECORDING

It's on liveatc's PWM "tower 2" feed, here's the specific file. It took off and they were handed off to departure. Going over to that frequency, they check in at 1500 feet and are cleared to ...
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Can ATC assign speed adjustment to aircraft on final approach course?

This is a place where the US is different from ICAO recommendations. You can see some of those differences at the FAA's website: In the US, speed control is not to be assigned inside Final Approach ...
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Can ATC assign speed adjustment to aircraft on final approach course?

This will depends on jurisdiction. ICAO suggests a limit of 4 NM final. DOC 4444: 4.6.3.6 Only minor speed adjustments not exceeding plus/minus 40 km/h (20 kt) IAS should be used for aircraft on ...
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Frontier Flight 1929 3/21/24 DIVERTED - HELP FIND ATC RECORDING

The relevant part of the ATC recording is available here, at around a time stamp of 11:20. They were having some surging in one of the engines.
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Where does FlightAware obtain the filed flight plans under the "Flight Data" section?

One of the data sources used by FlightAware is ASDI. This data includes filed flight plans for airborne flights and also (near) future planned flights. Although the Wikipedia page limits its ...
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Should ATC have souls, fuel, and cargo info before the emergency?

As far as souls and cargo, in theory ATC will already have that if there is a flight plan or initial clearance. However: ATC may not be able to get that information instantaneously - in fact likely ...
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ATC Phraseology “fly heading” vs “turn [direction] heading”

In UK CAA CAP 413 Radiotelephony Manual, Chapter 5 (Phraseology associated with the use of ATS Surveillance Systems), see following sections (page 8): 5.15. Heading instructions may also be combined ...
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