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Airway Transportation Systems Specialists

Technical Operations

We are the safe-keepers of the systems and equipment that keep air travel safe–FAA Technical Operations. Our team of talented technicians, more than 4,000 strong, installs, operates, maintains and repairs more than 74,000 pieces of radar, communications, navigational aids, airport lighting, backup power, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. We provide the services that support the technical backbone of our national airspace system, managing hardware and software that support safe and efficient flight operations.

We work indoors and outdoors, at locations in every U.S. state and territory, and run a 24/7 non-stop operation. Here's a quick look at what it's like to be on the Technical Operations team:

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Last updated: Thursday, October 6, 2022