The NAS requires 14,500 air traffic controllers, 4,500 aviation safety inspectors, and 5,800 technicians to operate and maintain services. It has more than 19,000 airports and 600 air traffic control facilities. In all, there are 41,000 NAS operational facilities. In addition, there are over 71,000 pieces of equipment, ranging from radar systems to communication relay stations.
On average, about 50,000 flights use NAS services each day.
National Airspace System: Setting On-Time Performance Targets at Congested Airports Could Help Focus FAA's Actions.
Jun 01, 2010; GAO-10-542 May 26, 2010 Flight delays have beset the U.S. national airspace system. In 2007, more than one-quarter of all flights...
UNMANNED SYSTEMS CAUCUS CO-CHAIRS CUELLAR, MCKEON SPEARHEAD MEETING WITH FAA TO TALK NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM INTEGRATION.
Mar 12, 2012; WASHINGTON -- The following information was released by the office of Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar: Unmanned Systems Congressional...