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Future of The Ocean 2035 (FOTO35)

To maintain the most sophisticated and advanced oceanic air traffic management system in the world and provide new and improved services to our customers, the FAA must evolve to adapt to new technologies to meet the evolving needs of the broader aviation industry. In response to these changes, the FAA Air Traffic Organization (ATO) tasked its International Office with forming a new oceanic air traffic management (ATM) vision looking ahead to 2035 and beyond.

The FAA controls over 24 million square miles of delegated airspace, the largest volume of delegated oceanic airspace in the world.

The FAA established the Future of the Ocean 2035 (FOTO35) strategic program to effectively enhance the way oceanic air traffic management is conducted, benefit airspace users and society at-large, and promote further global harmonization among neighboring Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs). Seamless end to end operations, improved operational safety and efficiency for users, and the integration of new entrants – enabled by new and improved automation capabilities – are the principle benefits that FOTO35 will deliver for oceanic air traffic management.

Stakeholder Engagement

Collaborating with industry is foundational to our success.

Given the large and diverse scale of our oceanic operations, we know we cannot be successful in this strategic effort unless we are collaborating with all. Any advancements in safety and efficiency will have a rippling effect and generate positive outcomes felt around the world. Therefore, the FAA is actively engaging industry and ANSP stakeholders to reach our goals. Working with various industry association groups, ICAO and CANSO are critical to exchange ideas, and develop partnerships and ultimately lead to more operational harmonization.

By collaborating with the aviation industry and global authorities, FOTO35 will help advance international aviation safety, operational efficiency, and innovation.


Contact Us

For more information, please email us with questions or to request a FOTO35 overview for your organization or company at

Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20591

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