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Miami ARTCC (1957-Active) - One of 22 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC)s in the United States. Established in 1957 near Doral, Miami-Dade County, Florida. Assigned a FAA ID of ZMA. Active FAA Air Traffic Control Center. Also known as Miami Center.



The Miami ARTCC (ZMA) was first established in 1944 on the 11th floor of the Roosevelt Hotel in downtown Miami, employing only 15 people. In 1946, the Miami Center moved into a surplus U.S. Air Force building on the grounds of the Miami Airport.

The Miami ARTCC is currently located at 7500 NW 58th St, Miami, FL 33166. Construction on the present location began in 1957. The Miami Center covers a part of the FAA's Eastern service area and shares boundaries with Houston ARTCC, Jacksonville ARTCC, New York ARTCC, San Juan CERAP, Turks & Caicos, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba Area Control Centers.

Miami ARTCC Air Traffic Controllers.

Initially, the 20 ARTCCs in the lower 48 States were equipped with IBM 9020 computers to automate some of the ARTCC functions. In 1988 the IBM 3083 computer system known as "Host" replaced the old IBM 9020s in these ARTCCs. On 14 Jun 2012, the FAA decommissioned the 4-decades-old En Route Host computer system at the Seattle and Salt Lake City ARTCCs and replaced the system with the new En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) system. As of 27 Mar 2015, all 20 of the lower 48 United States ARTCCs had converted to the ERAM system as had the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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.

Total Operations (aircraft handled) 2,546,654 FY2016
Total Operations (aircraft handled) 2,480,528 FY2017
Operations Rank 5/24 FY2017
En-Route Air Traffic Controllers 295 a/o 17 Sep 2016
Airspace Area (sq miles) 2,950,000

Miami ARTCC Long-Range Radar Sites (edit list)
FAA JSS NORAD Site St_ Equip_ Status Origin GPS ARTCC Notes
--- J-06 Z-210 Richmond FL ARSR-1E
Closed 1992 Richmond AFS 25.62333,
ZMA Gone
Hurricane Andrew
ZQM8 J-06A Tamiami FL ARSR-4
Active 25.64722,
ZMA First ARSR-4 installation
ZNQX J-07 Z-209 Key West FL ARSR-4
Active 24.58444,
ZQJT J-09 Z-330 Fort Lonesome FL ARSR-3
Closed-1998 27.64556,
ZMA Gone
ZFN7 J-09A Fort Green FL ARSR-4
Active 27.70056,

Note: This list includes only long-range FAA Radar Sites listed with this ARTCC as the Overlying Enroute Center. Adjacent ARTCC sector sites are not shown and short-range terminal radar sites are not shown.

Current Status

Active FAA facility near Doral, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Location: 7500 NW 58th St, Miami, FL 33166

Maps & Images

Lat: 25.82485 Long: -80.31933

GPS Locations:

See Also:


  • Administrator's Fact Book, Federal Aviation Administration, May 2019, archived 4 Jun 2019, Pdf
  • 2017-2026 Air Traffic Controller Workforce Plan, Federal Aviation Administration, 2017, archived 5 Jun 2019, Pdf
  • Air Traffic by the Numbers, Federal Aviation Administration, 2018, archived 5 Jun 2019, Pdf
  • Computer system to Improve air safety unveiled in LA, The Napa Valley Register (Napa, California), 11 Mar 1988, page 20, archived 7 Jul 2019.
  • Facility Orientation Guide, Miami Ar Route Traffic Control Center


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