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ATC Facilities and Engineering Services

What We Do

We protect, maintain, and modernize the facilities and equipment that form the backbone of the safest and most complex airspace system in the world. This includes over 400 airport traffic control towers, hundreds of radar and communications facilities, and a complex network of thousands of sites and more than 71,000 pieces of equipment that allow pilots to navigate, stay aware of changing weather conditions, and keep in constant contact with ground-based air traffic controllers. On average, about 50,000 flights carrying close to 2 million people use the National Airspace System (NAS) every day.

Who We Are

Our workforce includes over 1,600 highly trained professionals based in more than 80 locations across the country. These dedicated men and women specialize in a wide variety of fields, including mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering; electronics; power systems; planning; communications; and environmental and occupational health. By updating existing technologies and integrating new ones into a wide variety of legacy systems and components, we keep the NAS and its many systems safe, efficient, and on the cutting edge of innovation and change.

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The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ATCT
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Terminal Doppler Weather Radar, Cleveland, OH
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Antenna Array, Seattle, WA

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