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At a Glance

  • As of April 2018, the Standard Terminal Automation and Replacement System (STARS) is operational at over 70 percent of all terminal facilities, including the Big 11 terminal radar approach control facilities which control 80 percent of all U.S. traffic.
  • STARS and the En Route Automation and Modernization (ERAM) system enable NextGen capabilities such as Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast and Data Communications (Data Comm).
  • These platforms will play a key role in the transition to Trajectory Based Operations, a new time-based form of air traffic management.
  • ERAM is already aiding airborne and pre-departure reroutes, and will help enable en route Data Comm starting in 2019.

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Facts and Figures


enable current and future NextGen capabilities in the NAS

STARS, now in


of terminal facilities, wraps up deployment in 2019

ERAM provides greatly improved automation support to controllers at

20 en route facilities

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