Aircraft Maintenance Division

The Aircraft Maintenance Division ensures the airworthiness of civil aircraft. We develop and standardize regulations, national directives, policy procedures, and advisory material governing the certification, inspection, and surveillance of maintenance aspects for General Aviation (GA); air carrier and commercial operators; airmen (i.e., mechanics, repairmen, and parachute riggers); avionics; and air agencies (i.e., Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools (AMTS) and repair stations). The Aircraft Maintenance Division:

  • Provides technical assistance and support for special programs, such as rulemaking projects, damage-tolerance (DT), Repair Assessment Programs (RAP), and nondestructive inspection (NDI).
  • Is the focal point for the aviation outreach education program.
  • Coordinates and tracks regulatory activities for the Flight Standards Service (AFS) with the Office of Rulemaking (ARM), the Office of the Chief Council (AGC), and other Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) elements.
  • Supports the development and implementation of the Safety Assurance System (SAS) component of Safety Management Systems (SMS).
  • Is the focal point for Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) functions concerning regulatory aspects of maintenance, repair, and alterations.
  • Serves as the focal point for all airworthiness FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) program initiatives, work programs, and procedures in collaboration with the General Aviation and Commercial Division.
  • Focal point for Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance.

Aircraft Maintenance Division is comprised of three Groups:

Aircraft Maintenance Division Job Aids



Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters
Aircraft Maintenance Division
AFS-300, 8th Floor
800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20591

Phone: (202) 267-1675
Fax: (202) 267-1812

Email: when submitting an email, please include contact information such as name, organization, and phone number.

Last updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2024