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Federal Aviation Administration. (DOT Administrations).

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), an agency of the Department of Transportation since 1967, has developed a national aviation system that is universally recognized as the safest and most technologically advanced system in the world. The FAA's 47,000 employees are responsible for issuing and enforcing regulations to ensure the safety of America's airways. They set standards and guidelines for air traffic controllers, pilots, aircraft manufacturers, air carriers, and airports. The FAA is headed by an Administrator who is assisted by a Deputy Administrator. Reporting to the Administrator are six Associate Administrators who direct the line-of-business organizations that carry out the agency's principal functions. Also reporting to the Administrator are the Chief Counsel and eight Assistant Administrators responsible for other key programs. The FAA's field organization includes nine geographical regions and two major centers, the Mike Monroney Aeuronautical Center and the William J. Hughes Technical Center.

Jane F. Garvey

Administrator, FAA
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Date:Apr 1, 2002
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