FAA Controllers to Use New Terminology Prior to Takeoff

Ground Stop: An Inside Look at the Federal Aviation Administration on September 11, 2001
The FAA announced Tuesday (8/31) that "pilots authorized by air traffic controllers to taxi onto runways and await takeoff clearance will be instructed to 'line up and wait' rather than 'position and hold' beginning on September 30 under new terminology adopted by the Federal Aviation Administration." The new terminology conforms to what is used internationally under International Civil Aviation Organization guidelines.

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