Code of Federal Regulations

Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space
Volume: 3Date: 2021-01-01Original Date: 2021-01-01Title: Section § 187.3 - Definitions.Context: Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space. CHAPTER I - FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED). SUBCHAPTER K - ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS. PART 187 - FEES.
§ 187.3 Definitions. For the purpose of this part: Great circle distance means the shortest distance between two points on the surface of the Earth. Overflight means a flight through U.S.-controlled airspace that does not include a landing in or takeoff from the United States. Overflight through Enroute airspace means an overflight through U.S.-controlled airspace where primarily radar-based air traffic services are provided. Overflight through Oceanic airspace means an overflight through U.S.-controlled airspace where primarily procedural air traffic services are provided. U.S.-controlled airspace means all airspace over the territory of the United States, extending 12 nautical miles from the coastline of U.S. territory; any airspace delegated to the United States for U.S. control by other countries or under a regional air navigation agreement; or any international airspace, or airspace of undetermined sovereignty, for which the United States has accepted responsibility for providing air traffic control services. [Docket FAA-2015-3597, Amdt. 187-36, 81 FR 85853, Nov. 29, 2016]