Policy, International Affairs, and Environment leads the agency's efforts to increase the safety and capacity of the global aerospace system in an environmentally sound manner. The office leads FAA's strategic policy and planning efforts, coordinates the agency's reauthorization before Congress, and is responsible for national aviation policies and strategies in the environment and energy arenas, including aviation activity forecasts, economic analyses, aircraft noise and emissions research and policy, environmental policy, aviation insurance and employee safety and health.

Office of Aviation Policy and Plans develops policies, goals and priorities, forecasts future aviation technology and demand and analyzes the economic impact of regulations.

Office of International Affairs provides leadership of the agency's international programs for harmonization of global standards, technical assistance, training and infrastructure planning.

Office of Environment and Energy develops, recommends, and coordinates national aviation policy relating to environmental and energy matters, which includes noise and emissions.