Federal Aviation Administration

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Federal Aviation Administration
- FAA -

Seal of the United States Federal Aviation Administration.svg
Flag of the United States Federal Aviation Administration.svg
State level Federation
position Aviation Authority
Supervisory authority United States Department of Transportation
founding 23rd August 1958
Headquarters Washington, DC
Authority management Stephen Dickson
Servants 48805
(as of FY 2011)
Budget volume $ 16.5 billion
(as of FY 2011)
Web presence www.faa.gov

The Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA ; German  " Federal Aviation Administration " ), the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States and as the authority one administrative part of the US Department of Transportation , headquartered in Washington, DC in Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center .


The main task of the agency is to issue advisory circulars (AC), airworthiness directives (AD), and guidelines ( FARs ) for all air traffic in the United States in order to take preventive measures to prevent accidents. The FAA was founded on August 23, 1958 by the US Congress as the Federal Aviation Agency due to several serious aircraft accidents . The two previous administrations Civil Aeronautics Administration and Airways Modernization Board were combined in the authority. In 1967 it became part of the US Department of Transportation and has operated under its current name ever since. In its range of tasks, it is comparable to the German Federal Aviation Office and the European Aviation Safety Agency .

The data and statistics collected by the FAA are made available in the public database Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing System (ASIAS) .

FAA administrators


See also

Web links

Commons : Federal Aviation Administration  - collection of images, videos, and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ "Stephen Dickson, longtime Delta Air Lines executive, confirmed by Senate as head of the Federal Aviation Administration" Washington Post, July 27, 2019
  2. a b U.S. Department of Transportation FY 2011 Budget Estimates FAA ( Memento September 16, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 18.4 MB), accessed October 10, 2019
  3. www.asias.faa.gov Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) system. Accessed November 25, 2013.