Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center

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Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center or Miami Center, ZMA, is one of 22[1] Area Control Centers located at 7500 N.W. 58th st, Miami, Florida, United States.[2]

The primary responsibility of Miami 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).

Miami Center is the third-busiest ARTCC in the United States. Between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014, Miami Center handled 2,454,805 aircraft operations.[3] Miami Center covers approximately 22.5 million cubic miles of the Southern United States, including parts of Florida, the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

Miami Center shares boundaries with Houston Air Route Traffic Control Center, Jacksonville Air Route Traffic Control Center, New York Air Route Traffic Control Center, San Juan Combined En-route Radar Approach Control (CERAP), Turks & Caicos, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba Area Control Centers.[4] ZMA overlies or abuts several approach control facilities (including Miami, Palm Beach, Orlando, Ft. Myers and Tampa approaches).


  1. ^ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). (2010, April 28). Air route traffic control centers. Retrieved from
  2. ^ (2012). Florida Air Traffic Control Facilities.
  3. ^ Federal Aviation Administration. (2015). Air Traffic Activity System (ATADS. Retrieved from
  4. ^ Federal Aviation Administration Facility Orientation Guide for Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center

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