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Aeronautical Center Story

Aerial Image of the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center

Senator Mike MonroneyThe Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center occupies approximately 133 buildings, is located on 1,100 acres in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and has a heritage rich in aviation.  For over 70 years, the Aeronautical Center has played a vital role in the success of the aviation industry and is an important part of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) since its early beginnings in 1946.  The Center is named after Oklahoma Senator, A.S. "Mike" Monroney, who served as Chairman on the Aviation Subcommittee.  He was responsible for writing and sponsoring the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 which helped to create the Federal Aviation Administration. 

Today, the Center is home to over 6,300 Federal employees, contractors, and students that work in a wide variety of FAA organizations, performing critical functions that touch every aspect of the National Airspace System (NAS).  The mission of the Center is to directly support the safe and efficient operations for our national and international aviation systems and provide competitive business solutions for our customers. 

The Center provides products and services to all five of the FAA’s lines of business - airport, air traffic organization, aviation safety, commercial space transportation and security and hazardous materials safety. Each of these ventures are represented at the Center, giving the Center a diverse customer portfolio extending beyond the FAA to many other federal agencies including the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, all modes within the Department of Transportation, the Security Exchange Commission, and many more.

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