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Definition: Manoeuvring area


That part of an airport to be used for the take-off, landing and taxiing of aircraft, excluding aprons.
i) Holding bay (ICAO)
A defined area where aircraft can be held or by-passed, to facilitate efficient surface movement of aircraft.
ii) Intermediate holding position (ICAO)
A designated position intended for traffic control at which taxiing aircraft and vehicles shall stop and hold until further cleared to proceed when so instructed by the airport control tower.
Draft Glossary on Air Transport Statistics, 2001