Policy, International Affairs and Environment

The Office of Policy, International Affairs, and Environment (APL) leads FAA's efforts to increase the safety and capacity of the global aerospace system in an environmentally sound manner. We lead strategic policy and planning efforts, coordinate FAA's reauthorization before Congress, and are 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, and environmental policy.

What We Do

We focus on civil aerospace system policies, goals, and priorities; international programs; and, national aviation policy relating to environmental and energy matters, which includes noise and emissions.


Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Ave SW, Suite 1005
Washington, DC 20591

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Last updated: Monday, October 02, 2023