National Engagement and Regional Administration

National Engagement and Regional Administration (ARA) is a lead organization responsible for outreach initiatives, emergency transportation preparedness and response, and daily oversight and implementation of FAA programs and initiatives. The nationwide organization, based in Washington, D.C., facilitates coordination among nine Regional Offices strategically located across the country and provides leadership and horizontal integration on issues and programs involving multiple FAA organizations. 

As a critical part of agency outreach, ARA also manages the FAA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Aviation and Space Education (STEM AVSED) program, which fosters participation in and development of the aerospace workforce.

Map of regions and centers.

Alaskan Region Great Lakes Region Southwest Region New England Region Eastern Region Central Region Southern Region Headquarters (Washington, D.C.) Northwest Mountain Region Western-Pacific Region Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (Oklahoma City, OK) William J. Hughes Technical Center (Atlantic City, NJ)

FAA Regions: Serving the American Public  ARA’s overview video provides more information about how the nine regions support the FAA’s mission of safety and efficiency. 

provides government, Department of Transportation, and FAA-wide services in:

  • Community and Intergovernmental Engagement
  • Transportation Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Noise Complaints and Inquiries
  • Regional Operations Centers
  • STEM AVSED/Workforce Development
  • Operational Efficiency and Excellence
  • Aviation, Runway, and Surface Safety
  • Innovation/NextGen Navigational Aids
  • Regional Business Administration
  • Facilities Management

These services are part of the vital support infrastructure needed to maintain strong, safe, and efficient national and international aviation systems and are directly involved in the accomplishment of the FAA Strategic Plan goals:

  • Safety
  • Infrastructure Investment
  • Innovation
  • Accountability


Federal Aviation Administration
National Engagement and Regional Administration
800 Independence Ave., SW Room 306W
Washington, D.C. 20591

Last updated: Friday, April 14, 2023