Denver Air Route Traffic Control Center

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"Denver Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZDV), (radio communications, "Denver Center") is one of 22 US [1] Area Control Centers. It is located at 2211 17th Ave, Longmont, Colorado, United States.[2]

The primary responsibility of Denver Center is sequencing and separation of over-flights, arrivals, and departures in order to provide safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of aircraft filed under instrument flight rules (IFR).

Denver Center is the 15th busiest ARTCC in the United States. Between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014, Denver Center handled 1,693,145 aircraft.[3] Denver Center covers approximately 285,000 square miles of the Western United States, including all or parts of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana. [4]

Denver Center lies adjacent to 5 different Air Route Traffic Control Centers, including Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center, Kansas City Air Route Traffic Control Center, Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center, Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center, and Salt Lake City Air Route Traffic Control Center. ZDV overlies or abuts several approach control facilities (including Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Grand Junction, Casper, Cheyenne, and Ellsworth AFB in Rapid City). [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). (2010, April 28). Air route traffic control centers. Retrieved from http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ato/artcc/
  2. ^ StuckMic.com. (2012). Colorado Air Traffic Control Facilities. Retrieved from http://www.stuckmic.com/colorado-air-traffic-control-facilities.html
  3. ^ Federal Aviation Administration. (2015). Air Traffic Activity System (ATADS. Retrieved from http://aspm.faa.gov/opsnet/sys/Center.asp
  4. ^ Federal Aviation Administration. "Facility Orientation Guide: Denver ARTCC;". Federal Aviation Administration. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Federal Aviation Administration. "Facility Orientation Guide: Denver ARTCC;". Federal Aviation Administration. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 

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