What Is The FAA?

What Is The FAA?

The Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, is the government agency assigned to regulate and promote aviation. The department of transportation is responsible for the safety of civil aviation. The FAA is involved in:

  • regulating air space in the US territory to avoid mid-air collisions
  • the promotion of safety
  • progress of aeronautics technology
  • air traffic control for civil and military aircraft
  • research and development of aeronautics
  • as well as the study and development of how to minimize aircraft noise and environmental disturbance.

FAA Certification

The FAA is also in charge of FAA certification. FAA certification could be awarded to different roles. These include, but are not limited to repairman, aircraft mechanic (airframe and/or powerplant, also called A & P mechanic). You can work as an apprentice and build up your skills and knowledge by working in a repair hangar, while attending FAA approved schools, where you can get your FAA certification training. No matter what training you receive, you will still be required to pass a three part test to get FAA certification, and become eligible to work with no supervision. These three test parts are on written, verbal, and practical skills.

FAA Requirements

You need to be at least eighteen years old and must be fluent in all aspects of the English language, including speaking, reading, and writing. For persons without the necessary fluency, there are alternative arrangements.