Requesting FAA Approval of Systems Intended for Non-Federal Use

Manufacturers & Vendors: The FAA will not allow airports or other aviation entities to operate your system unless the Non-Federal Program has approved it for use in the National Airspace System (NAS).

  • You must submit your system designs and proposed modifications to the Non-Federal Program. They must meet the technical requirements specified in FAA's relevant regulations and policies.
  • "Modifications" include hardware, software, and firmware, as well as training materials, procedures, and other documentation.
  • Each type/make/model of non-Federal system must be approved separately.
  • To learn more about the technical requirements for non-Federal systems, please review the relevant regulations and policies section as well as our FAQ section.

Avoid costly mistakes. Contact your Non-Federal Program Liaison if you are interested in marketing a system as "non-Federal" or would like to modify a system that is already been approved for non-Federal use.

A Special Note About AWOS: For more information on AWOS type certification and modifications, please see the Resources bar, on the right.

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Last updated: Monday, February 13, 2023