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Office of Environment and Energy

FAA’s Office of Environment and Energy (AEE) is a team of aviation professionals working together to make air transportation quieter, cleaner and more efficient. 


To understand, manage, and reduce the environmental impacts of global aviation through research, technological innovation, policy, and outreach to benefit the public


Removing environmental constraints on aviation growth by achieving quiet, clean, and efficient air transportation 

Environmental Protection to Enable Increased Mobility

Noise: Reduce the number of people exposed to significant noise around U.S. airports. Air: Reduce significant air quality impacts from aviation. Energy: Utilize sustainable aviation fuels. Improve efficiency of air transportation.

What We Do

We develop, recommend, and coordinate national and international standards, policy and guidance, research and studies, and analytical capabilities on aviation environmental and energy matters.