Regulatory Agencies

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Regulatory Agencies
Regional and Other Regulatory Resources
PMA Issues



Regulatory Agency, Government, and Related Sites (all links open in new windows)






  • Transportation Safety Board of Canada  The TSB is an independent agency created by an Act of Parliament.  Its role is to advance transportation safety through the investigation of transportation occurrences in the marine, pipeline, rail and aviation modes.

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  • Irish Aviation Authority  The IAA carries out a range of operational and regulatory functions and services relating to the safety and technical aspects of civil aviation in Ireland.






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South Africa




United Kingdom

  • (ATOL) Air Travel Organiser's Licensing  ATOL is managed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and provides consumer protection based on a UK legal requirement for licensing.  It exists to protect the public from losing money or being stranded abroad because of the failure of air travel firms.
  • Civil Aviation Authority  The CAA advises the U.K. Government on aviation issues, represents consumer interests, conducts economic and scientific research, produces statistical data and provides specialist services.
  • Department for Transport
  • National Air Traffic Services (NATS)  The UK's air traffic service provides safety by ensuring aircraft flying in UK airspace, and over the eastern part of the North Atlantic, are safely separated.
  • Safety Regulation Group (SRG)  The functional area within the Civil Aviation Authority entrusted with making sure the United Kingdom's air safety record is maintained.

United States

  • Aerospace Technology Enterprise  The NASA Office of Aerospace Technology (OAT) promotes a safer, more secure, more environmentally friendly, and more efficient air transportation system, increasing performance of military aircraft and developing new uses for science or commercial missions.
  • Airworthy.Org  A privately owned organization of experienced aviation professionals that assist others in locating and obtaining airworthy related resources on the World Wide Web.  Includes resumes of US Designated Airworthiness Representatives (DAR's), Designated Engineering Representatives (DER's), Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanics and Inspection Authorization (IA) holders, reference data (CFR, FAA Orders, and Advisory Circulars).  Lots of information about the FAA and regulatory issues.
  • Center for Advanced Aviation System Development CAASD is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to perform essential research and engineering functions.
  • [DOT] Aviation Consumer Protection Home Page  This U.S. Department of Transportation site offers travel tips and publications, an air travel consumer report (flight delays, mishandled baggage, oversales), complaint processing information, and airline customer service plans.
  • DOT Office of the General Counsel  The US DOT has opened a section on its web site dedicated to providing more information to airline passengers.  Prospective passengers can review the on-time performance, the baggage loss ratings and find the address for the official representative of each airline operating in the USA, along with travel tips and a fact sheet to help customers find the lowest available rates.
  • Department of Homeland Security 
  • Dryden Flight Research Center Flight research and aircraft operations for current and future aerospace vehicles, atmospheric flight operations for NASA science platform aircraft, development and operations for Shuttle and future access-to-space vehicles.  Images, news, projects.
  • FAA Web site  The home page of the FAA.
  • [FAA] Air Traffic Control System Command Center  The ATCSCC Real-time Airport Status page shows general airport conditions (delays).
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Aviation Radio Service  Information for aviation radio users, telecommunications service providers, and radio equipment manufacturers.
  • FAA Civil Aviation Registry  The Registry (AFS-700) is responsible for developing, maintaining, and operating national programs for the registration of United States civil aircraft and certification of airmen.  The Aircraft Registration Branch issues aircraft registration certificates and processes documents affecting title to or interest in aircraft, engines, propellers, and air carrier spare part locations and also reserves and assigns all U.S. identification marks (N-Numbers) to U.S. civil aircraft.  The Airmen Certification Branch issues airmen certificates.
  • FAA FAR Index
  • FAA Office of System Safety  Safety trend monitoring, policy advice, focal point for data and research.
  • FAA Western-Pacific Region
  • The National Transportation Safety Board History, information, events, press releases, accident reports, safety statistics, publications.
  • Office of Aircraft Services  A service organization within the U.S. Department of the Interior providing centralized technical and administrative aviation services to Interior customers and other federal and state agencies.  Focusing on aviation safety and efficiency, OAS also provides oversight for Interior aviation policy.
  • Transportation Security Administration  Established by the November 19, 2001 Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), this U.S. Department of Transportation unit seeks to protect U.S. transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.  The website offers employment opportunities (such as airport security screener positions), security regulations and relevant information relating to transportation security activities, information pertaining to security and law enforcement operations that is suitable for public distribution, and information for transportation entities including terminal operators, airport officials, private transportation businesses (airlines, trucking companies, shippers, etc) and employees.  Travelers and consumers of transport services will find tips and updates pertaining to transportation security laws.
  • Transportation Security Administration Merchandise  Purchase ID lanyards, mugs, pens, luggage tags, apparel.
  • U.S. Department of Transportation


Regional and Other Regulatory Resources

  • European Aviation Safety Agency  EASA is an agency of the European Union given specific regulatory tasks in the field of aviation safety.  The Agency helps the European Commission to shape new rules for aviation safety in: certification of aeronautical products, parts and appliances; approval of organisations and personnel engaged in the maintenance of these products; approval of air operations; licensing of air crew; and safety oversight of airports and air traffic services operators.
  • Joint Aviation Authorities  Information about the JAA, training catalog, directory, FAQ, publications catalog.

PMA Issues

  • Pratt & Whitney and General Electric Aircraft Engines letter to the FAA requesting increased regulatory requirements for certain parts under FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) regulations.  (2 meg .pdf file.)
  • Heico  letter to the FAA responding to the P&W and GE letter.  (1 meg .pdf file.)