What does MCA mean in Transportation?

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Minimum Crossing Altitude

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Minimum crossing altitude
In aviation, a minimum crossing altitude, or MCA, is the lowest altitude at which a navigational fix can be crossed when entering or continuing along an airway that will allow an aircraft to clear all obstacles while carrying out a normal climb to the required minimum en route IFR altitude of the airway in question beyond the fix. The definition given here concerns primarily United States airspace; procedures and practices may vary in other countries.

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