Aircraft Certification Service (AIR)

Rotorcraft Directorate

Effective July 23, 2017: AIR has realigned into a functionally based structure, and this page will no longer be updated. Please visit the AIR Transformation page to see how this reorganization enables AIR's comprehensive approach to increasing efficiency and effectiveness.

The Rotorcraft Directorate is responsible for FAA approval of the design and production of any civil aviation product in the Southwest Region. This includes airplanes, rotorcraft, powered-lift aircraft, engines, balloons, parts, etc.

Additionally, we are responsible for writing regulations and policies governing the design of rotorcraft and powered-lift aircraft, the standard application of these regulations and policies within the United States, and the validation/FAA approval of foreign rotorcraft and powered-lift aircraft. More

Field Offices

Service Area: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas