Kansas City Air Route Traffic Control Center

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Kansas City Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZKC) ("Kansas City Center"[citation needed] in radio communications), is one of 22 [1] Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Area Control Centers. It is located at 250 S. Rogers Rd. Olathe, Kansas, United States.[2]

The primary responsibility of Kansas City 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).

Kansas City Center is the 13th busiest ARTCC in the United States. Between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012, Kansas City Center handled 1,700,654 aircraft operations.[3] Kansas City Center covers approximately 192,000 square miles [4] of the Midwestern United States, Southern United States, and the Western United States, including parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Arkansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Missouri.

Kansas City Center lies adjacent to seven Air Route Traffic Control Centers, including Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center, Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center, Indianapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center, Memphis Air Route Traffic Control Center, Fort Worth Air Route Traffic Control Center, Denver Air Route Traffic Control Center, and Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center. ZKC overlies or abuts many approach control facilities (including Kansas City, Oklahoma City, St. Louis, Tulsa, and Springfield).


  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). Kansas Center/EnRoute Facility Locations - Contact Information. http://www.stuckmic.com/atc-facility-directory/kansas-centerenroute-facilities-98/
  3. ^ Federal Aviation Administration. (2013). Air Traffic Activity System (ATADS). Retrieved from http://aspm.faa.gov/opsnet/sys/Center.asp
  4. ^ FAA. Department of Transportation. Facility orientation guide; Kansas City ARTCC Kansas City, indiana. Retrieved from StuckMic.com FAA - Air Traffic Control Facility Orientation Guides. http://www.cdn.stuckmic.com/images/data/525/kansasartcc.pdf

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