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The Business of Better Aviation

As a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), FAA is tasked with regulating and overseeing all aspects of our nation's civil aviation. FAA employees work from staff and regional offices, centers and airports across the nation in a variety of occupations to provide the safest, most efficient aviation technology and airspace in the world.

From regulating flight inspection standards and advancing new technology to developing and maintaining air traffic control systems, the FAA serves as the guiding force behind the safe and efficient air transport systems on which people and commerce worldwide rely.

The FAA is where technology, business and safety come together to make an impact that reaches around the globe and affects the lives of many.

Last updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2022