In a nutshell, the Department of Transportation’s mission is to provide a framework of rules that keep people safe, both on the ground and in the air. We have two main responsibilities: first, to make sure that airlines, pilots, and maintenance companies are all doing their jobs well; and second, to make sure that air traffic controllers and other aviation workers are also doing their jobs well.
A blog about flight safety We’ve all seen the headlines. Airlines grounding flights because of mechanical issues. Aircraft mysteriously disappearing off the radar. Airplanes crashing into buildings. With all the bad stories out there, it’s easy to think that flying is a dangerous way to travel. But that’s not the case. In fact, civil aviation has never been safer! Need to cover the safety regulations and innovations that have made flying so much more enjoyable — and safe. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is a United States agency that regulates and oversees all aspects of civil aviation. The agency’s roles include:
- Regulating U.S. commercial space transportation
- Establishing and enforcing civil aircraft operating standards
- Encouraging and developing civil aeronautics, including new aviation technology
- Regulating international air transportation
- Providing economic regulation
- Providing aviation safety oversight
- Developing and operating a system of air traffic control
- Maintaining a system of airports
Civil aviation is a major industry, both to the economy and to the way of life of many people. The industry has seen many changes over the years, and in one of the most recent, airports spend a lot of time and money on customer-facing technology to offer a seamless travel experience. This administration of the latest in airport technology, the face recognition system. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is responsible for the safety of civil aviation in Australia. CASA is the Australian Government’s airworthiness and safety regulator and the manager of Australia’s national airspace.