Starting tomorrow (September 30th 2010), the ATC radio phraseology "taxi into position and hold" will no longer be issued to aircraft at US airports. Instead, tower controllers will instruct pilots to "line up and wait" when cleared onto a runway prior to takeoff.
This is part of a series of changes the FAA enacted in an effort to streamline procedures and regulations with other ICAO countries. Just a few weeks ago, the agency issued changes concerning runway taxi clearances.
- Under the new "Line Up and Wait" phraseology, the controller will:
- State the call-sign.
- State the departure runway
- State "Line Up and Wait"
More Info at the FAA website.