Federal Aviation Administration

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Definition: Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration is the national aviation authority of the United States. It regulates all aspects of American aviation.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Regulation of U.S. commercial space transportation

• Regulating air navigation standards

• Encouraging and developing new aviation technology

• Issuing pilot certificates

• Regulating civil aviation to promote safety

• Developing and operating a system of air traffic control

• Developing programs to control aircraft noise and other environmental effects of civil aviation

It has mainly 4 lines of business

• Airports (ARP)

• Air Traffic Organization (ATO)

• Aviation Safety (AVS)

• Commercial Space Transportation (AST)


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