FAA - Overview
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the agency of the United States Department of Transportation responsible for the regulation and oversight of civil aviation within the U.S., as well as operation and development of the National Airspace System. is the largest modern transportation agency and a governmental body with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation. Its primary mission is to ensure safety of civil aviation. Regulating civil aviation to promote safety. Encouraging and developing civil aeronautics, including new aviation technology. Developing and operating a system of air traffic control and navigation for both civil and military aircraft. Researching and developing the National Airspace System and civil aeronautics.