Jacksonville ARTCC (1961-Active) - One of 22 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC)s in the United States. Established in 1961 near Hilliard, Nassau County, Florida. Assigned a FAA ID of ZJX. Active FAA Air Traffic Control Center. Also known as Jacksonville Center.
Jacksonville Air Route Traffic Control Center opened in December 1941, at Imeson Airport in Jacksonville, Florida. In February 1961, the Jacksonville ARTCC moved to Hilliard, Florida and is currently located at 37075 Aviation Lane in Hilliard. The Jacksonville Center covers a part of the FAA's Eastern service area.
ERAM technology is the heart of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and the pulse of the National Airspace System (NAS), helping to advance the transition from a ground-based system of air traffic control to a satellite-based system of traffic management. ERAM can process data from 64 radars versus the 24 radar processing with the legacy HOST system.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) system of 24 FAA Area Control Centers, 20 in the lower 48 United States, one in Alaska, one in Hawaii, one in Puerto Rica and one in Guam. The system operates with radar data provided by FAA radar sites, DoD radar sites, and other federal agency radar sites. These centers provide en route and oceanic services to private, commercial, and military aircraft overflying their respective control areas. As aircraft enter or exit from one control area to the next, responsibility for the aircraft is transferred to the gaining ARTCC. Voice communication between aircraft and the ARTCCs is supported by a network of ground-air radio sites often co-located with the radar sites.
The gathering of radar, beacon and other sensor data are now largely automated and continuous, but the actions necessary to control the airspace are conversational and require some 14,000 FAA air traffic controllers talking directly to pilots in the air and on the ground at terminals. This number does not include military air traffic controllers.
Notes: From the 23 Dec 2016 FAA "Site listing of Legacy Radars" that identified this ARTCC as the Overlying Enroute Center.
Active FAA facility in Hilliard, Nassau County, Florida.