• Develops rules, standards, policies, and criteria governing the operational aspects of en route, terminal, and instrument flight procedures (except ATC procedures).
  • Develops national and international standards and criteria governing the operational use of air navigation facilities and systems utilized in the navigation of aircraft.
  • Maintains liaison and collaborates with other Government agencies, and with military, industry, and international representatives to exchange information and advance the state-of-the-art in the application of operations research techniques and collision risk methodology for en route and terminal instrument flight procedures.
  • Defines responsibilities, establishes policy, and provides standards for orderly processing of all instrument flight procedure actions, International, third-party/ATO, and AJW.
  • Is the office of primary responsibility for establishing policy for worldwide application of magnetic variation values.
  • Evaluates from operational and technical viewpoints, provides necessary coordination, and recommends final approval or disapproval on requests for waiver of standards for terminal and en route instrument flight procedures.
  • Analyzes and evaluates the execution of instrument flight procedures programs within the FAA to determine compliance with established policy.
  • Provides technical evaluation and risk assessment of instrument operations not covered by standard criteria.
  • Performs operational evaluation, including simulation and in-flight testing of standards and criteria proposed for en route and terminal instrument flight procedures and navigation systems. 
  • Develops national and international standards and policies for instrument flight procedure risk assessment and risk management.