FAA Air Traffic Organisation
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization, Tim Arel is responsible for ensuring safe, efficient and secure air traffic services for approximately 50,000 aircraft operating every day over nearly 30 million square miles across the National Airspace System (NAS).
Mr. Arel provides leadership and guidance to more than 35,000 employees and oversees the daily operation of the ATO, an organisation made up of air traffic controllers, technicians, engineers, pilots and a host of other technical and support personnel who provide services as part of eight service units: Air Traffic Services, Technical Operations, System Operations, Safety and Technical Training, Mission Support Services, Management Services, Flight Programs Operations and the Program Management Organisation.
The organization is also responsible for operationalising airspace modernization initiatives and integrating unmanned aircraft systems and commercial space operations into the NAS.