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Describes a control technique used by air traffic control
whereby turbojet aircraft operating successively along suitable
routes are cleared to maintain appropriate MACH numbers for a
relevant portion of the en route phase of flight. The principle
objective is to achieve improved utilization of the airspace and to
ensure that separation between successive aircraft does not
decrease below the established minima.