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MEA
MEA
The MEA is the lowest published altitude between radio fixes that assures acceptable navigational signal coverage and meets obstacle clearance requirements between those fixes. The MEA prescribed for a Federal Airway or segment, RNAV low or high route, or other direct route applies to the entire width of the airway, segment, or route between the radio fixes defining the airway, segment, or route.
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source: FAA Instrument Procedures Handbook (FAA-H-8083-16)

(Refer to 14 CFR Part 95.)/ The lowest published altitude between radio fixes which assures acceptable navigational signal coverage and meets obstacle clearance requirements between those fixes. The MEA prescribed for a Federal airway or segment thereof, area navigation low or high route, or other direct route applies to the entire width of the airway, segment, or route between the radio fixes defining the airway, segment, or route. (See NONPRECISION APPROACH PROCEDURE.)
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source: FAA Pilot/Controller Glossary

(Refer to 14 CFR Part 91.) / (Refer to 14 CFR Part 95.) / (Refer to AIM.) The lowest published altitude between radio fixes which assures acceptable navigational signal coverage and meets obstacle clearance requirements between those fixes. The MEA prescribed for a Federal airway or segment thereof, area navigation low or high route, or other direct route applies to the entire width of the airway, segment, or route between the radio fixes defining the airway, segment, or route.
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source: FAA Pilot/Controller Glossary

Minimum En Route Altitude (MEA) The lowest published altitude between radio fixes that ensures acceptable navigational signal coverage and meets obstacle clearance requirements between those fies.
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source: FAA Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA-H-8083-25A)

The lowest published altitude between radio fixes that meets obstacle clearance requirements between those fixes and in many countries assures acceptable navigational signal coverage. The MEA applies to the entire width of the airway, segment, or route between the radio fixes defining the airway, segment, or route.
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source: ICAO Aviation Chart Glossary


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