FAA and Department of Defense Industry Day

FAA Partners with Department of Defense for Industry Day on Special Use Airspace Status

Held a Zoom Event on Aug. 26, 2021.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) are partnering to help pilots get real-time information about airspace that's closed off for military operations.

The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requires the agencies to provide pilots with automated, real-time information about the activation or de-activation of military operations areas (MOAs) and restricted areas (RAs). This information could benefit all users of the airspace, from private pilots to airlines.

The FAA and DOD formed a Tiger Team to identify ways of making this information available, and will seek input from the aviation industry. Short-term options include the Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) service to convey scheduled MOA and RA information to pilots.

In this video, representatives from the FAA and DOD present briefings and answer questions from the industry and the public.

We will update this page with additional information as it becomes available.

Last updated: Thursday, September 1, 2022