Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations contains regulations governed by the FAA (CFR). FARs’ main goals are to guarantee safe aviation practices and initiatives. FARs safeguard not just the general public and aviation workers, but also American national security. Because there are so many different types of aviation activities, the FARs are divided up into portions under the CFR according to each type of aviation activity, some of which include thousands of sections.For instance, controlled aviation activities include: hot-air ballooning, aircraft design, pilot training, parachute operations, flying schools, maintenance training schools, repair facilities, and temporary flight limitations (due to national events or presidential concerns), to mention a few. They are divided into different parts such as far part 91 or far part 21.
Here are some of the activities of the FAA
- Establishes and upholds rules and minimum requirements for creating, using, and maintaining aircraft.
- Certify airmen and airports that serve air carriers
- Airspace and Air Traffic Management:
The effective and safe utilization of navigable airspace is one of our main goals in terms of airspace and air traffic management. Air traffic control centers, flight servicing stations, and airport towers are all operated by our company. We establish air traffic regulations, designate the use of airspace, and manage traffic.
- Air Navigation Facilities:
Building or installing electronic and optical aids for air navigation is what we do. These facilities are cared for, run, and of a high standard by us. We also support other air navigation and air traffic control systems, such as voice and data communications equipment, radar facilities, computer systems, and visual display equipment at flight service stations
- International Civil Aviation:
We support and encourage international civil aviation. As well as certifying foreign repair facilities, mechanics, and airmen, we also trade aeronautical information with their authorities, offer technical assistance and training, and engage in bilateral airworthiness negotiations with other nations. We also attend conferences across the world.
- Business Space Transportation:
The American commercial space transportation sector is governed and supported by us. Private launches of space payloads using disposable launch vehicles are permitted by our commercial space launch facility licenses.
- Research, development, and engineering
The FAA researches and creates the methods and practices required for an effective and safe system of air navigation and traffic control. In addition to testing or evaluating aviation systems, gadgets, materials, and processes, we assist in the development of improved aircraft, engines, and equipment. We also carry out aeromedical research.
Other Programs: We register airplanes and keep records of any papers proving ownership of aircraft and its components. We manage a program for aviation insurance, create guidelines for aeronautical charts, and disseminate data on airport services, airways, and other technical topics in aviation.
In conclusion, The FAA is run by an Administrator, with assistance from a Deputy Administrator. Five Associate Administrators oversee the line-of-business groups that perform the agency’s primary duties and answer to the Administrator. The Administrator is also reported to by the Chief Counsel and nine Assistant Administrators. Other important initiatives including the budget, system safety, and human resources are managed by the assistant administrators.