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 Federal Aviation Administration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation with authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of civil aviation in the U.S. Contents
This landmark legislation was passed at the urging of the aviation industry, whose leaders believed the airplane could not reach its full commercial potential without federal action to improve and maintain safety standards.
The FAA was responsible for the Decision to Ground flights on 9/11.
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 Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration is the entity of the United States government which regulates and oversees all aspects of aviation in the U.S. History
The Air Commerce Act of May 20, 1926, is the cornerstone of the Federal Government's regulation of civil aviation.
FAA's name changed to the Federal Aviation Administration as it became one of several agencies within DOT.
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The FAA believes Federal entities must be reimbursed for relocation costs regardless of the system it is chosen to replace the displaced frequencies.
We believe Federal entities should be reimbursed for operating costs for a minimum of 5 years, however, the number of years of operating costs over 5 years should be a subject of negotiation between the licensees and the federal entities.
The Federal entities are required to provide NTIA with an estimate of the cost to "relocate, modify or retune systems" at least 240 days prior to an FCC auction.
www.ntia.doc.gov /ntiahome/occ/manreimb/faa.html   (276 words)

Rules established by the Federal Aviation Administration address skydiving aircraft and crewmembers, and the FAA oversees parachute manufacturing standards, parachute technicians (FAA riggers), and the packing of reserve parachutes.
In 1994, the FAA issued issued a combined bulletin that clarified that many of the regulations that refer to “passengers” should not be applied to skydivers (though skydivers must wear a seat belt).
The FAA affirms that skydiving is a legitimate aeronautical activity.
www.uspa.org /about/faa.htm   (544 words)

 Federal Aviation Administration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The FAA continued a dynamic research and development program in support of its mission to ensure the safe and efficient use of the Nation's airspace, to foster civil aeronautics and air commerce in the United States and abroad, and to support the requirement of national defense.
The FAA reduced the vertical separation standards from 2,000 to 1,000 feet over North Atlantic airspace and implemented the new standards at the New York oceanic center, allowing for the addition of two north-south routes to the North Atlantic airspace.
During the fiscal year, the FAA ordered the retrofit of approximately 3,000 airliners in the U.S. fleet with cargo compartment fire-detection and suppression systems because of demonstrated hazards of aerosol cans in passenger luggage during a cargo fire and the effectiveness of halon extinguishing agent in preventing aerosol can explosions.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/presrep98/faa.html   (2045 words)

 Federal Aviation Administration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The FAA was created by the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended.
The FAA assists in identifying airborne drug smugglers by using radar, posting aircraft lookouts, and tracking the movement of suspect aircraft.
Intergovernmental Assistance: FAA has in place a drug interdiction unit to provide assistance to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies engaged in the investigation and interdiction of drug smuggling by general aviation aircraft.
www.ncjrs.gov /ondcppubs/publications/policy/99ndcsbudget/aviation.html   (644 words)

 Federal Aviation Administration - Home
October 16 – FAA’s Aviation Safety organization recognized as the first and largest federal agency to achieve the prestigious quality management standard.
FAA Changes Rules for Fixed-Wing Aircraft over East River
October 16 – As a result of the tragic plane crash in New York City, FAA announced exclusion of fixed-wing aircraft operations over New York’s East River for safety considerations.
www.faa.gov   (61 words)

 Federal Aviation Administration - FAA Profile
Business Description: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the element of the U.S. government with primary responsibility for the safety of civil aviation.
The FAA was originally designated the Federal Aviation Agency when established by the Federal Aviation Act of 1958.
The present name was adopted in 1967 when the FAA became a component of the Department of Transportation.
www.notepager.com /federal-aviation-administration.htm   (142 words)

 Federal Aviation Administration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The FAA also installed nine voice switching and control system backup systems at en route centers that will be used for training purposes.
The FAA made continued progress toward the implementation of the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), which will provide the availability, integration, and accuracy for GPS to be used for precision civilian navigation.
The demonstration allowed the FAA to integrate several operational and research and development surveillance systems to provide real-time seamless coverage, conflict alerts, identification, and information sharing of targets on the airport surface.
history.nasa.gov /presrep98/faa.html   (2045 words)

 Federal Aviation Administration Budget
Overview: The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) mission is to promote aviation safety and mobility by: building, maintaining, and operating the Nation's air traffic control system; overseeing commercial and general aviation safety through regulation and inspection; and providing assistance to improve the capacity and safety of our airports.
The total FAA FY 2004 request of $14 billion is approximately 3 percent higher than FAA's budget resources in FY 2003.
In addition, the President's budget requests that the funds for the Hazardous Materials program, a safety program, be transferred back to the FAA instead of remaining in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) budget, where it was transferred in the FY 2003 budget request.
www.dot.gov /bib2004/faa.html   (744 words)

 Howstuffworks "How the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Works"
The FAA, which began as the Federal Aviation Agency in 1958, was created by the Federal Aviation Act.
The Federal Aviation Agency was established in 1958.
It became the Federal Aviation Administration in 1967, when it became part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
travel.howstuffworks.com /faa.htm   (209 words)

 FAA News
Most small, fixed-wing planes have been banned from flying along the East River in New York City unless the pilot is in contact with air traffic controllers, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday.
A former air traffic controller accused of planting homemade bombs in March outside the Grand Junction homes of four co-workers and a Federal Aviation Administration official pleaded guilty Friday to one single...
The Federal Aviation Administration plans to move its district headquarters from near Lunken Airport in Cincinnati to the Eastgate area of Clermont County.
www.topix.net /us/faa   (617 words)

 William J Hughes Technical Center Home Page
The FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center is the nation’s premier aviation research and development, and test and evaluation facility.
The Technical Center not only serves as a cornerstone for aviation advancements, but is also a key focal point for Homeland Security.
Discover the wonders of aviation at the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center.
www.tc.faa.gov   (184 words)

 Fire Safety Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Fire Safety Branch AAR-440 at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center conducts long range research to develop a totally fire resistant passenger aircraft cabin with the goal of eliminating cabin fire as a cause of fatality.
The Fire Resistant Materials Program is a long-range research effort within the Department of Transportation¹s Federal Aviation Administration to develop firesafe materials for use on future commercial aircraft.
The FAA Fire Resistant Materials Program goal is to eliminate burning cabin materials as a cause of death in aircraft accidents over the next ten to fifteen years.
www.fire.tc.faa.gov /research/research.stm   (600 words)

 Federal Aviation Administration
Dale Smith of Cape Fear Aviation can provide information about taking the oral examination in Clinton and other locales or press here to find the Mechanic Examiners who should be able to administer your oral test.
Cape Fear Aviation is located at Grays Creek Airport which is 10 miles South of Fayetteville on Hwy 87.
Airport is one-half mile on your left on Butler-Nursery Rd. You can also gain authorization to take other FAA tests in the Fayetteville area or at other state of North Carolina testing sites.
www.angelfire.com /nc/larrycreel/faa.html   (739 words)

 Federal Highway Administration Home Page (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-5.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
On January 20, 2006, Acting Administrator, J. Richard Capka announced the FHWA's 2006 list of 24 Priority, Market-Ready Technologies and Innovations that are likely to yield significant economic or qualitative benefits while improving the Nation's transportation system.
The Highways for LIFE (HfL) implementation plan was issued in the Federal Register on May 25, 2006.
The final rule on Work Zone Safety and Mobility was published in the Federal Register (69 FR 54562) on September 9, 2004 with an effective date of October 12, 2007.
www.fhwa.dot.gov.cob-web.org:8888   (818 words)

 Amazon.com: Aviation Weather Services: Books: Federal Aviation Administration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
This series of textbooks and supplements for pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists provides information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel in the field of aviation.
The official source for the weather service questions used in all FAA knowledge exams, this text explains basic weather service as well as the interpretation and use of coded weather reports, forecasts, and observed and prognostic weather charts.
Providing weather service to aviation is a joint effort of the National Weather Service (NWS), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Defense (DOD), and other aviation-oriented groups and individuals.
www.amazon.com /Aviation-Weather-Services-Federal-Administration/dp/1560273844   (876 words)

 Federal Aviation Administration
The FAA is currently considering seeking modifications to the Act.
FAA is seeking information on air tour and sightseeing operations that are currently allowed to operate under less stringent regulations than those applied to other types of commercial operations.
The proposal would also permit increased inspection by the FAA of records regarding the quality of aircraft parts.
regs.dot.gov /rulemakings/200212/faa.htm   (1075 words)

 FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
  Administrator Garvey has been with us before at these conferences and has demonstrated her firm commitment to commercial space transportation as an integral and essential component of the FAA and to space as a transportation system of the future.
Mel Antuñano, director of the FAA’s Civil Aeromedical Institute, is a leading expert on the medical aspects of space flight.
This tells you the FAA is determined to look ahead, to lead, and to address the key issues.
ast.faa.gov /files/other_docs/forcast_con/Con_Feb-2k1.htm   (4481 words)

 Commercial Space Transportation - FAA / AST   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
AST's mission is to ensure protection of the public, property, and the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States during a commercial launch or re-entry activity and to encourage, facilitate, and promote U.S. commercial space transportation.
FAA issues guidelines for flight crew and space flight participants on commercial suborbital missions
Memorandum of Understanding Between Air Force Space Command and Federal Aviation Administration Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation for Resolving Requests for Relief from Common Launch Safety Requirements.
ast.faa.gov   (449 words)

 FAA Career Opportunities (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-5.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
We are responsible for the safety and certification of aircraft and pilots, for the security of our airports, and for the around-the-clock operation of our nation's air traffic control system.
The FAA is committed to making the world's best aviation system even better.
We are doing this by enhancing safety, improving security, and increasing the efficiency of air travel by modernizing the air traffic control system and expanding the capacity of our nation's airports.
jobs.faa.gov.cob-web.org:8888   (145 words)

 HF Maintenance > publications-articles > Aviation Maintenance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Aviation Maintenance human factors research has the overall goal to identify and optimize the factors that affect human performance in maintenance and inspection.
The focus initiates on the technician but extends to the entire engineering and technical organizational and all personnel involved in the endeavor.
) is the Chief Scientist of Aviation Maintenance Human Factors and Tom McCloy is the research program manager.
www.hf.faa.gov /hfmaint/Default.aspx?tabid=275   (278 words)

 Airwise News - FAA
The Federal Aviation Administration has accepted for review a proposal by Chicago to participate in a pilot program that would allow the city to lease Midway Airport to private operators, Chicago officials said on Wednesday.
US passenger and cargo airlines on Tuesday sought to stop, or at least change, a Federal Aviation Administration proposal to overhaul management of structural fatigue in older aircraft.
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered emergency inspections of some of Raytheon's Beechcraft commuter planes for possible wing cracks.
news.airwise.com /orgs/faa.html   (131 words)

 EPA: Federal Register: Federal Aviation Administration
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City of Atlanta Department of Aviation (DOA), owner and operator of the airport is proposing airside and landside improvements to the Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.
During the Information workshop, participants will be able to view project related materials and speak with representatives of the FAA and the consulting team.
The FAA encourages interested parties to review the DEIS and provide comments during the public comment period.
www.epa.gov /fedrgstr/EPA-IMPACT/2001/January/Day-10/i716.htm   (269 words)

 Federal Aviation Administration - 31st Annual FAA Aviation Forecast Conference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Annual FAA Aviation Forecast Conference provides a setting for FAA to release its latest forecasts of aviation demand and aircraft activity to the public.
In addition, the conference also provides a forum in which invited leaders from government and the commercial and general aviation industries can discuss current issues and topics that impact the future direction of the aviation industry.
Herb Kelleher, Chairman, Southwest Airlines, has accepted FAA’s invitation to provide the Keynote Luncheon Address on the first day of the conference.
apo.faa.gov   (111 words)

 Evidence Details - Global Evidence Management System
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for ensuring the safety of US air travelers.
The FAA controls approximately 200,000 takeoffs and landings per day and moves nearly 700 million commercial air passengers per year.
The FAA needed to improve event response, reduce time and cost to create new regulations, and increase internal collaboration.
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 Acquisition Policy & Contracting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Formulates and implements FAA policies, standards, and procedures for quality assurance programs associated with the acquisition of NAS systems.
Participates as procurement experts in acquisition life cycle planning and places and administers all contracts and Interagency Agreements awarded by FAA Headquarters.
Provides administrative and operational support for the FAA headquarters' employees through expertise on space management, administrative telecommunications, personal property, motor vehicles, and building management issues.
www.asu.faa.gov   (140 words)

 Chief Scientist for Human Factors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
It also formulates and manages the aviation human factors research program and provides human factors support to acquisition and regulatory activities.
The Human Factors Research and Engineering Group assists associate administrators, regional administrators, center directors, and heads of offices and services in coordinating support, expertise, and data to carry out assigned human factors functions and activities.
The FAA Human Factors Policy Order 9550.8 establishes policy, procedures, and responsibilities for incorporating and coordinating human factors considerations in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs and activities to enhance aviation safety, capability, efficiency, and productivity.
www.hf.faa.gov   (188 words)

 Federal Aviation Administration Human Factors Team-Atlantic City
We are also happy to welcome Jennifer Librizzi back to the team as our administrative assistant after several years in other FAA organizations.
We use the William J. Hughes Technical Center (WJHTC) laboratories that contain all the current and developmental systems in the NAS, and regularly visit FAA field facilities to observe and collect data about their operations.
Our focus is on designing systems and procedures for the NAS that meet the needs of the operators and maintainers, and ultimately the FAA customers (pilots, airlines, commercial operations, and the traveling public) rather than on trying to select, train, and manage people that can use technology-centered systems.
hf.tc.faa.gov /default.htm   (572 words)

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