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Did you know that there are from 4,000 to 6,000 aircraft operating in the National Airspace System (NAS) during peak periods?  This equates to approximately 50,000 aircraft operations per day.  The following picture shows over 5,000 aircraft operating in the system at one time.
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The role of the Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) is to manage this flow of air traffic within the continental United States.  The ATCSCC has been operational since 1994 and is located in one of the largest and most sophisticated facilities of its kind.

There are many support components that aid in the successful balance of air traffic demand with system capacity.  Want to know more?
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