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FAA News - ATC System Funding

June 01, 2022

FAA News - ATC System Funding

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has started investing the first $1 billion of $5 billion into the country’s air traffic control system.
 

The funding—made possible through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law—will sustain, repair, or replace hundreds of buildings and pieces of equipment that make flying in the United States the safest in the world.
   The FAA controls more than 5 million square miles of airspace in the United States and more than 24 million square miles over oceans. The air traffic system includes hundreds of towers at airports and terminal approach control facilities which provide air traffic services to aircraft approaching and leaving busy airspace. It also includes centers handling aircraft at high altitudes. These facilities depend on power systems, navigation and weather equipment, and radar and surveillance systems across the country. The FAA will invest the $1 billion available in the first year of funding into a variety of projects. The complete list and more on this can be found at www.faa.gov/bil/air-traffic-facilities.