Henry P. Krakowski
Jana Weir Murphy
Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor - Aircraft Computer Software
FAA was founded in the year 1958. The organisation has been operational for almost 60 years now. The organisation was formed after the passing of the Federal Aviation Act, in the year 1958. The organisation was established as an independent body, for maintaining a typical military system for air navigation and also control of air-traffic. The same year, NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration was created as well.
In the year 1967, the name of the organisation was changed from the Federal Aviation Agency to the Federal Aviation Administration. Around the 1960s, there had been many aircraft hijacking reports that were brought to the notice of the civil aviation security. After the September 11, 2001 hijacking reports, the responsibility of the same has been transferred to the Department of Homeland Security. Also, during the 1960s and 1970s, the FAA also started regulating high altitude balloon and kite flying as well. During the mid of the 1970s, the organisation was provided with a semi-automated traffic control system, which used both radar and computer technology as well. FAA also worked with various airports for noise pollution mitigation as well. The organisation also helped in improving communications, navigation and even airspace management too, during the 1990s.
The headquarters of the organisation is based in 800 Independence Avenue South West. The name of the place is Washington, while the name of the state is DC, USA. The area pin code is 20591.
FAA or Federal Aviation Administration is an American organisation that regulates all kinds of civil aviation services around the USA and also the surrounding international waters as well. The current administrator of the organisation is Daniel Elwell. The current overall budget of the organisation, as of the year 2010, is more than $15.9 billion. The organisation is currently under the US Department of Transportation.
The primary services provided by the company include protecting the citizens of the USA from any kind of civil aviation threat, by regulating all types of aviation services, in and around the USA. The organisation also helps in the construction of airports, certification of aircraft, controlling air traffic, and also inspecting the re-entry of commercial space vehicles.
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