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The Federal Aviation Adminisration (FAA) is responsible for the safety of civil aviation. FAA responsibilities include Airspace and Air Traffic Management and Air Navigation Facilities. The safe and efficient use of navigable airspace is one of the FAA’s primary objectives. The FAA achieves this by operating a network of airport towers, air route traffic control centers and flight service stations, and by developing air traffic rules, assigning the use of airspace and controlling air traffic. The FAA also builds or installs visual and electronic aids to air navigation. The FAA maintains, operates and assures the quality of these facilities and sustains other systems to support air navigation and air traffic control, including voice and data communications equipment, radar facilities, computer systems and visual display equipment at flight service stations.
The modernization of the National Airspace System (NAS) is revealed through portraits of key people working in collaboration to meet the challenge of improving NAS efficiency, managing delays and increasing NAS capacity. It is a story told from the inside by FAA controllers, air traffic managers, airline operations personnel, research and development staff developing new technology and representatives from key stakeholders involved in this complex and challenging collaboration. Pro Video Productions gives an inside look at how the FAA and its airline industry partners meet the challenge of modernization to improve efficiency and enhance capacity in the National Airspace System. Pro Video illustrates the complexity of the cohesive strategy involving a flexible, collaborative approach, responsive to new technologies and priorities.