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Aeronautical Data,
National Flight Data Center (NFDC)

Use the NFDC Portal to submit data forms, make inquiries, and sign up for notifications.


About NFDC

The NFDC is responsible for the collection, validation and quality control of aeronautical information that is disseminated to support the National Airspace System (NAS) operations detailing the physical description, geographical position, and operational characteristics and status of all components of the NAS.

The NFDC is responsible for providing aeronautical information for operational use by:

  • ATCTs
  • ARTCCs
  • Air Traffic Control System Command Center
  • Flight Service Stations
  • DOD
  • DHS
  • Private Chart Producers
  • Airports
  • Pilots
  • Flight Management Systems
  • Global Positioning Systems
  • Onboard Cockpit Displays
  • Moving Maps
  • Data Link Systems

NFDC aeronautical information is used to develop and update Instrument Approach Procedures, digital products, aeronautical charts and related publications. The NFDC disseminates aeronautical information in accordance with standards established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and in accordance with the AIRAC cycle.

This web portal is intended to service the aviation community providing the ability to browse for aeronautical data, submit data to the FAA for airport or chart updates, or communicate with FAA specialists.

Contact Information

FAA, National Flight Data Center
1305 East-West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(202) 267-5001

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