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FAA
FAA
The federal agency responsible to promote aviation safety through regulation and education.
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source: FAA Balloon Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-11)

An organization within the Department of Transportation. The FAA establishes aviation rules and regulations as well as enforces those policies. The purpose of the FAA is to set the standards for civil aircraft in the interest of public safety.
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source: FAA Parachute Rigger Handbook (FAA-H-8084-17)

Federal Aviation Administration.
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source: FAA Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA-H-8083-25A)

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA): An agency of the United States Department of Transportation with authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of civil aviation in the United States.
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source: FAA Risk Management Handbook (FAA-H-8083-2)

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA): The federal agency within the Department of Transportation that has the responsibility of promoting safety in the air, by both regulation and education.
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source: FAA Weight Shift Control Handbook (FAA-H-8083-5)

The FAA, a part of the Department of Transportation (DOT), provides a safe, secure, and efficient aerospace system that contributes to national security and the promotion of U.S. aerospace safety. As the leading authority in the international aerospace community, the FAA is responsive to the dynamic nature of user needs, economic conditions, and environmental concerns.
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source: FAA/NOAA Aviation Weather Services (AC 00-45G)

Federal Aviation Administration
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source: NOAA National Weather Service Glossary

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the national aviation authority of the United States. An agency of the United States Department of Transportation, it has authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of American civil aviation. The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the organization under the name Federal Aviation Agency. The agency adopted its current name in 1966 when it became a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The FAA's roles include:

  • Regulating U.S. commercial space transportation
  • Regulating air navigation facilities' geometry and flight inspection standards
  • Encouraging and developing civil aeronautics, including new aviation technology
  • Issuing, suspending, or revoking pilot certificates
  • Regulating civil aviation to promote safety, especially through local offices called Flight Standards District Offices
  • Developing and operating a system of air traffic control and navigation for both civil and military aircraft
  • Researching and developing the National Airspace System and civil aeronautics
  • Developing and carrying out programs to control aircraft noise and other environmental effects of civil aviation
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source: Wikitionary / Wikipedia and Related Sources (Edited)


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