USA Banner

Official US Government Icon

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure Site Icon

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Central Region

illustration of two planes flying over farmland

About Us

The Central Office of the Regional Administrator is one of nine offices that comprise National Engagement and Regional Administration. The Regional Administrator, as the Senior FAA Official in the geographic area, provides leadership on key agency priorities, such as horizontal integration across the FAA Lines of Business and Staff Offices to ensure the Agency is providing consistent stakeholder support and engagement.

The office partners with Federal, state and local governments and others to promote aviation safety and education across the region. The office addresses airspace and procedure modernization, runway safety, aviation workforce development, finance, information technology, policy, human resources, and civil rights.

Areas Served

illustration of Central Region

  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska


The headquarters for the four-state Central Region is located in Kansas City, Missouri. For over a century, the Central Region has been recognized for its aviation manufacturing. Wichita, Kansas is known as the Air Capital of the World, where 35 percent of U.S. general aviation aircraft manufacturing occurs. The largest general aviation and commercial avionics manufactures are located in the Region, which is home to production of large commercial airframes, as well as production of F-15 and F-18 fighter jets. The Region has a very rich military aviation presence, as it is the home of U.S. Strategic Command, the Big Red One, and the B-2 Bomber.

STEM Aviation and Space Education

Within the region, FAA's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Aviation and Space Education (AVSED) Program is an integral part of agency outreach and the national education system. The program was established to expose students to aviation and aerospace careers and to promote STEM education.

FAA Regional Administrators

FAA's nine Regional Administrator offices are strategically located across the country, each serving the public by supporting and coordinating operation of a national airspace system that ensures airports are safe, efficient, environmentally responsible, and meet the needs of travelers.

Noise Complaints & Inquiries

File a noise complaint or inquiry in the Central Region.

FAA Community Engagement

The FAA is committed to inform and involve the public, engage with communities and give meaningful consideration to community concerns and views as we make aviation decisions that affect them.

Airspace and Airports Projects

Last updated: Monday, February 12, 2024