Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center

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Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZOA), (radio communications, "Oakland Center") is one of 22 [1] Area Control Centers in the United States. It is located at 5125 Central Ave, Fremont, California.[2]

The primary responsibility of Oakland 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).

Oakland Center is the 17th busiest ARTCC in the United States. Between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012, Oakland Center handled 1,445,571 aircraft.[3] Domestically, Oakland Center covers approximately 140,000 square miles of the Western United States, including parts of California, and Nevada. Oakland Center also covers 18.7 million square miles of the Pacific Ocean, roughly 9.5% of the Earth's total surface area, making ZOA the largest Area Control Center in the world by controlled surface area.[4]

Oakland Center lies adjacent to 21 different domestic air facilities, including Seattle Air Route Traffic Control Center, Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center, and Salt Lake City Air Route Traffic Control Center. ZOA overlies or abuts several approach control facilities (including Northern California TRACON).[5]

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  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). California Air Traffic Control Facilities. Retrieved from http://www.stuckmic.com/california-air-traffic-control-facilities.html
  3. ^ Federal Aviation Administration. (2013). Air Traffic Activity System (ATADS. Retrieved from http://aspm.faa.gov/opsnet/sys/Center.asp
  4. ^ Federal Aviation Administration. "Facility Orientation Guide: Oakland ARTCC. Retrieved from http://www.stuckmic.com/faa-facility-orientation-guides.html". Federal Aviation Administration.  External link in |title= (help);
  5. ^ Federal Aviation Administration. "Facility Orientation Guide: Oakland ARTCC. Retrieved from http://www.stuckmic.com/faa-facility-orientation-guides.html". Federal Aviation Administration.  External link in |title= (help);

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