Aircraft Certification Service (AIR)

The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) is part of the Office of Aviation Safety (AVS) and includes more than 1400 engineers, scientists, inspectors, test pilots and other experts responsible for oversight of design, production, airworthiness certification, and continued airworthiness programs for all U.S. civil aviation products and foreign import products.

AIR collaborates with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and other Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) to maintain and further the safety of the global air transportation system. Accountable to the American public and our stakeholders, AIR strives to reach the next level of safety, efficiency, environmental responsibility, and global leadership. To learn more, see FAA Order 8100.5, Aircraft Certification Service – Organizational Structure and Functions.

Aircraft Certification Service 2023 Reorganization

Since 2017, when AIR launched its Transformation to attain a more agile, coordinated, and efficient organization, AIR divisions have been working to reorganize and fine-tune AIR's structure. The 2023 AIR Reorganization is the final phase of our efforts to fully align AIR's people, work, and management chains with specific functions.


Last updated: Friday, July 21, 2023