Definition/Scope: (FM 55-1) An air terminal is a facility that functions as an air transportation hub and accommodates the loading and unloading of aircraft and in-transit processing of traffic. Air terminals can support several types of operations. These operations are support to unit movements, common-user sustainment, and personnel replacement. Selecting departure and arrival air terminals are crucial to the success of a force projection military operation. FM 100-27 contains more information on air terminals. (JP 3-17) A facility on an airfield that functions as an air transportation hub and accommodates the loading and unloading of airlift aircraft and the intransit processing of traffic. The airfield may or may not be designated an aerial port.
Broader Terms:Military Traffic Management Command
Related Terms:inland terminal