air route traffic control center


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air route traffic control center

The principal facility exercising en route control of aircraft operating under instrument flight rules within its area of jurisdiction. Approximately 26 such centers cover the United States and its possessions. Each has a communication capability to adjacent centers.
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The FAA is also looking into a case in which two Lubbock, Texas, controllers neglected to transfer control of a departing plane to the Fort Worth Air Route Traffic Control Center.
She completed four months of screening at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City, then two and a half years of on-the-job training at Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center in Hampton, Georgia--her current base.
He had been the first to pick out a background voice in Anchorage's Air Route Traffic Control Center saying, "A person should warn him,' which had made something of a splash in Federal District Court in Washington, where the suit brought against the U.S.
An air traffic controller falls asleep while on duty during the midnight shift at the Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center. The controller did not miss any calls from aircraft and there was no operational impact, a review of tapes shows.
The pilot had been in contact with the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center; no distress calls were reported.
The Juneau WAM system uses multilateration to provide controllers at the Anchorage Air Route Traffic Control Center with high accuracy, high availability surveillance of aircraft and helicopters, enabling ATC-provided radar separation and traffic advisory services to pilots operating in the Juneau airspace.
FAA radar facilities fall under two main categories: Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) and the Air Route Traffic Control Center, usually abbreviated as "Center." TRACONs come in all shapes and sizes, but they generally provide arrival and departure services within 50 miles of a Class B or Class C airport up to 10,000 feet AGL.
According to the controllers' group, staffing levels are so low that Monroe airspace recently had to be transferred to the Fort Worth Air Route Traffic Control Center for an additional three and a half hours than it normally would be relinquished.