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Southwest Region

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About Us

The Southwest 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

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  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas


The Southwest Region is home to the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and the Central Service Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The Southwest Region, Office of Airports oversees airport development, certification and safety for the Region's airports, which include two of the nation's Core 30: George Bush Houston Intercontinental and Dallas Fort Worth International. In addition, the Region is a hub for development, production, and deployment of traditional civilian and military aircraft, UAS innovation, and Commercial Space and aerospace innovation.

One of FAA's three Regional Operations Centers is located in the Region to manage response activities and information sharing during aircraft accidents and other emergencies impacting aviation operations. The office also coordinates with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and other Federal agencies to ensure that preparedness, response, and recovery activities are effectively managed for crisis and emergency operations related to natural disasters and major special events.

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 Southwest 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 Airport Projects


Last updated: Monday, February 12, 2024