Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center

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"Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZTL) (radio communications, "Atlanta Center") is one of 22 [1] United States Federal Aviation Administration Air Route Traffic Control Centers. It is located at 299 Woolsey Rd, Hampton, Georgia, United States.[2]

The primary responsibility of Atlanta Center is sequencing and separation of over-flights, arrivals, and departures in order to provide safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of aircraft.

Atlanta Center is the busiest air traffic control facility in the world. In 2017, Atlanta Center handled 3,120,499 aircraft operations. [3] Atlanta Center covers approximately 129,000 square miles of the Southern United States, including parts of Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, and touches parts of Florida, and Mississippi.

Atlanta Center lies adjacent to five Air Route Traffic Control Centers, including Houston Air Route Traffic Control Center, Jacksonville Air Route Traffic Control Center, Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center, Indianapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center, and Memphis Air Route Traffic Control Center. ZTL overlies or abuts many approach control facilities (including Atlanta, Charlotte, Greensboro, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Birmingham, Alabama approaches).


  1. ^ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). (2010, April 28).Retrieved from
  2. ^ (2012). Georgia Center/EnRoute Facility Locations - Contact Information.
  3. ^ Federal Aviation Administration. (2017). Air Traffic Activity System (ATADS). Retrieved from

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Coordinates: 33°22′52″N 84°17′48″W / 33.38111°N 84.29667°W / 33.38111; -84.29667