The Flight Technology Requirements Branch provides standards, criteria, and policy on the design and use of future ground-based, airborne, and space-based communication, navigation, and surveillance systems.

The branch coordinates and monitors national and international research and development, and National Airspace System (NAS) and Commercial Space operations.

The branch is also responsible for the introduction of new aircraft and airborne technologies into the air transportation system.

Federal Aviation Administration
Flight Procedures Standards Branch, AFS-430
470 L’Enfant Plaza, Suite 4102
Washington, DC 20024

Phone: (202) 267-1722
Fax: (202) 267-9026

General Inquires: Email

Branch Projects:

  • Air to Ground Communication Systems
  • Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B)
  • Aviation Weather
  • Commercial Space Programs
  • Electronic Flight Bag (EFB)
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Government and Industry Outreach
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Lower Landing Minimums (LLM) Airworthiness Approvals
  • Performance Based Navigation
  • Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS)
  • System Safety Engineering and Management
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)