air route traffic control center


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air route traffic control center (ARTCC)

A facility established to provide air traffic control service to aircraft operating on IFR (instrument flight rules) flight plans within controlled airspace and principally during the en route phase of flight. When equipment capabilities and controller workload permit, certain advisory or assistance services may be provided to VFR (visual flight rules) aircraft. The boundaries of ARTCCs are indicated on the aeronautical charts as image as with the names of respective ARTCCs written on either side of this boundary.
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The controllers were at Preston Smith International Airport (LBB) in Lubbock, TX and were supposed to hand off the plane to the Fort Worth Air Route Traffic Control Center.
The problem hit all major Southern California airports serviced by the FAA's Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center in Palmdale, which covers a 200-mile radius and includes airports in Los Angeles, Burbank, Ontario, Orange County, San Diego and Las Vegas.
The Federal Aviation Administration employs 430, most at the Air Route Traffic Control Center in Palmdale.
Hundreds of flights were grounded or delayed by a computer problem at Memphis Air Route Traffic Control Center on 10 November.
Under terms of the contract, Harris NSD will provide all software integration services related to the FTI's Harris NetBoss system, including connectivity between all the devices that will be located at the two network operations centers and the 21 Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) sites.
The Federal Aviation Administration this summer deployed the URET system at the Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), the last of 20 en route centers in the nation to start using the new technology.
The Federal Aviation Administration employs 490, most at the Air Route Traffic Control Center in Palmdale.
Software triggered a series of radar failures at the FAA's Palmdale air route traffic control center Thursday, stranding thousands of airline passengers across the country for hours.
The computer - in the FAA's Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center in Palmdale - controls airline flights north of the U.
As part of the program, Alpine has established a new Central Communications Department to utilize tracking equipment that connects directly to the Air Route Traffic Control Center radar system and provides the same flight monitoring information used by air traffic controllers across the US.
The Key West site serves the Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center, and is the first satellite site to be completed.
The new high-tech system is now in operation at the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center using a powerful IBM server expected to crash only once every 25 years, FAA spokesman William Shoeman said.