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International Program Division

International Program Division is responsible for the management of international activities of the service, including the management of International Field Offices.

International Program Division shares responsibilities and balance the level of work between:

  • International Affairs: Serves as the primary point of contact (POC) with foreign civil aviation authorities, coordinates AFS engagement with ICAO; develops policy for AFS international engagement and technical agreements
  • International Operations: responsible for managing, developing, implementing, and evaluating operational policies and guidance for foreign air carrier operations under 14 CFR part 129, including operations specifications (OpSpecs) and rulemaking related to part 129
  • International Technical Support: is responsible for the International Aviation Safety Assessment Program (IASA), providing aviation safety technical expertise to foreign Civil Aviation Authorities, and managing international training
  • International Field Management: provides leadership and oversight of IFO activities and technical programs concerning the investigation, inspection and surveillance, regulatory compliance and enforcement, certification, certificate management, and aircraft operations of foreign operators and entities in a foreign geographic location. International Field Offices share responsibilities and balance the level of work between:
    • Dallas/Ft. Worth International Field Office
    • New York International Field Office
    • Miami International Field Office
    • Los Angeles International Field Office

    International Field Offices: International Field Offices are responsible for the implementation of International Policies and Procedures developed by International Program Division within their assigned geographic area. International Field Offices are responsible for FAA certifications, approvals, or operational issues, surveillance, enforcement and regulatory oversight of foreign operators, repair stations, airmen, designees, and other entities.

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