Moving the World in More Ways than One
Because providing the nation ways to safely move people and cargo worldwide goes beyond simply ensuring the safety of air travel. The FAA is dedicated to reducing the impact of flight on the environment through our people, our products and systems, and the way we conduct our business.
Through our NextGen green initiatives we are working to make flying quieter, cleaner and more fuel-efficient. This includes the use of alternative fuels, new equipment and operational procedures that will work to lessen our impact on the climate. Precision flight paths will help us limit the amount of noise that communities experience, save fuel and reduce operating costs which, in turn, save taxpayer dollars.
Developing and maintaining the technology needed to make these strides requires a skilled workforce committed to ushering in the next generation of safe, efficient and responsible flight. A variety of opportunities await those interested in putting their skills to work to advance these initiatives, limit the environmental impact of flying and ensure the future of civil aviation for generations to come.
In addition to our environmental initiatives, the FAA also participates in government-wide charitable efforts such as Feds Feed Families. As part of this program, employees donate food to feed needy families.
Environmental & Green Initiatives
Growing a Greener FAA
The FAA is committed to promoting and furthering sustainability throughout all areas of the agency. Through the agency-wide Greening Initiative, FAA is focusing its sustainability efforts on nine areas, each with its own unique goals:
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions
- Energy Efficiency
- Water Resources
- Pollution Prevention
- Electronics Stewardship
- Sustainable Acquisition
- High Performance Sustainable Buildings
- Regional and Local Planning
- Environmental Management Systems
FAA employees play a critical role in growing a greener FAA and lessening aviation's impact on the environment. The efforts of employees throughout the agency have resulted in significant changes to aviation-related technologies including improved fuel performance via optimized descents and the adoption of certain electrical technologies.
The FAA takes great pride in ensuring that all employees are afforded the opportunity to connect with others who share a similar culture, background, identity, interest or goal. Our employee associations serve to facilitate career development, formal and informal mentoring, diversity, inclusion and social interaction. The FAA supports the following groups, which are open to all employees.
- FAA Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Employees (Pride)
- National Native American Alaska Native Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NAAN)
- National Hispanic Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NHCFAE)
- FAA National Asian and Pacific American Association (NAPA)
- National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees NBCFAE)
- National Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees with Disabilities (NCFAED)
- Professional Women Controllers (PWC)
- Technical Women's Organization (TWO)
- Special Emphasis Programs
- Federal Women's Program (FWP)
- Hispanic Employment Program (HEP)
- People with Disabilities Program (PWDP)
Our people are our greatest resource. We realize that the key to our success lies in building, energizing and maintaining a high-quality diversified workforce, and the groups, programs and initiatives that we promote help us achieve just that.