Organisation Overview

The FAA is a federal agency in the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Air Traffic Organization is the service provision branch of the FAA and is responsible for moving air traffic safely and efficiently. Our customers are commercial and private aviation and the military. Our employees are the service providers: the 34,000 controllers, technicians, engineers and support personnel whose daily efforts keep the airplanes moving.


The FAA/ATO mission is to provide a safe, efficient, responsive air transportation system that serves the Nation and supports the global aviation community.


Give the world new ways to fly – through people, technology and innovation.

Number of Towers Operated512
Number of Area Control Centres21
Number of Employees34,911
Number of ATCOs18,001
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