5. State the runway intersection when authorizing an aircraft to taxi into position to
hold or when clearing an aircraft for takeoff from an intersection.
6. If two or more aircraft call the tower ready for departure, one or more at the
approach and one or more at the intersection, state the location of the aircraft at
the full length of the runway when authorizing that aircraft to taxi into position and
hold or when clearing that aircraft for takeoff.
The controller need not state the location of the aircraft
departing the full length of the runway if there are no aircraft
holding for departure at an intersection for that same
Taxi and Ground Movement Operations
Issue the route for the aircraft/vehicle to follow on the movement area in concise and
easy to understand terms. The taxi clearance shall include the specific route to follow.
When a taxi clearance to a runway is issued to an aircraft, confirm the aircraft has the
correct runway assignment.
A pilot's read back of taxi instructions with the runway
assignment can be considered confirmation of runway
Movement of aircraft or vehicles on nonmovement areas is
the responsibility of the pilot, the aircraft operator, or the
1. When authorizing a vehicle to proceed on the movement area, or an aircraft to
taxi to any point other than an assigned takeoff runway, absence of holding
instructions authorizes an aircraft/vehicle to cross all taxiways and runways that
intersect the taxi route. If it is the intent to hold the aircraft/vehicle short of any
given point along the taxi route, issue the route, and then state the holding