The FAA's technical assistance programs facilitate delivery of FAA expertise and knowledge to customers around the world. Agreements for the provision of services are conducted on a government-to-government, corporation or organization basis. The recipient country is mandated to reimburse the FAA for the cost of the technical assistance.
The FAA technical assistance agreements cover the entire spectrum of civil aviation activities and include the following:
Training: Each year, FAA arranges training for foreign nationals from more than 60 countries at the FAA Academy and at U.S. industry and academic institutions.
Flight Inspection: FAA flight inspection crews inspect and calibrate navigational aids worldwide.
Loan of Equipment: The FAA supplies other countries with new and used equipment common to the FAA National Airspace System.
Supply Support and Repair Services: Civil aviation authorities are encouraged to obtain spare parts and repair of equipment through FAA.
Cooperative Agreements: Cooperative agreements are arranged with foreign aviation authorities to exchange technical information and pursue joint technical projects, including R&D activities.
In-country Technical Assistance: FAA experts work with other countries to improve aviation safety. Experts are dispatched on short-term assignments to address specific problems and conduct surveys, studies, etc. Long-term assistance is provided by civil aviation assistance groups comprised of resident FAA advisers who assist in the development of a country's aviation system. The FAA has provided experts in the following areas:
- Systems design and planning
- Equipment installation and maintenance
- Airworthiness maintenance
- Type certification
- Air traffic control procedures
- Airport operations and standards
For more detailed information on the technical assistance activities that are available from FAA, please contact the FAA Senior Representative or Desk Officer for your country.