Technical Support Branch - General Aviation


The Technical Support Branch - General Aviation provides oversight, evaluation, and analysis of technical programs and internal processes.  The branch also serves as the focal point for evaluations and audits conducted by other external organizations (for example OIG, GAO).
The branch also:

  • Supports field offices by providing clarification, guidance, and information on:
    • Certification
    • Surveillance
    • Inspection
    • Investigation
    • Enforcement
  • Reviews and recommends rulemaking, and processes complaints and investigations for congress and the public
  • Tracks inspection findings to assure timely and appropriate closure
  • Analyzes evaluation results to identify trends that may indicate systems weaknesses in oversight programs
  • Recommends new or revised rules, national policies, and procedures to enhance safety
  • Provides staff assistance to the division and technical assistance to the field offices with surveillance of foreign aircraft operations and certification and surveillance of:
    • U.S. Air carriers and other commercial operators
    • General aviation operations, including airmen and pilot examiners
  • Investigates and reports:
    • Service difficulties
    • Complaints
    • Violations of Federal Aviation Regulations
    • Develops and recommends to the division manager regional directives and areas of emphasis to guide district office planning and performance
  • Recommends:
    • New or amended regulations
    • Policies
    • Procedures
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of field execution of assigned programs
  • Reviews and coordinates Enforcement Investigative Reports with field offices and the assistant General Counsel

Address:
Federal Aviation Administration
Flight Standards Division, ASW-230
2601 Meacham Blvd., Room 626
Ft. Worth, TX 76137

Phone: (817) 222-5259