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Air Traffic Systems and Operations

What We Do

Our Center for Air Traffic Systems and Operations develops aviation systems and procedures to improve the efficiency and safety of aviation. Our team develops and evaluates real-time communication, navigation, surveillance, and decision support systems to support aviation operations throughout the nation—and the world.

We specialize in planning, researching, testing, and evaluating the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).

Our work helps the Federal Aviation Administration

  • Alleviate air traffic congestion
  • Improve safety
  • Mitigate environmental impacts


Our work is organized into six divisions—each specializing in a different facet of air traffic systems and operations:

Featured Work

Updated: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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