ORDER                                      
                                                                               
      Order No.:  1100.148B                                                    
                                                                               
           Date:  12/06/88                                                     
                                                                               
      Initiated                                                                
             By:  AMS-530                                                      
                                                                               
        Subject:  FAA ORGANIZATION MANUAL                                      
                                                                               
      1.  PURPOSE.  This order implements and transmits as Appendix 1,         
      Order DOT 1100.62B, Department of Transportation Organization            
      Manual, Federal Aviation Administration.                                 
                                                                               
      2.  DISTRIBUTION.  This order is distributed to the director             
      level in Washington, regions, and centers, and to the division           
      level in the Management Systems and Resource Management Divisions        
      in the regions and Management Systems Divisions at the centers.          
                                                                               
      3.  CANCELLATION.  Order 1100.148A, Federal Aviation                     
      Administration Organization Manual, dated November 29, 1982, is          
      canceled.                                                                
                                                                               
      4.  EXPLANATION OF CHANGES.                                              
                                                                               
          a.  This revision contains the new agency organizational             
      structure including the four executive director positions, new           
      associate administrators, and the straightline reporting                 
      relationship of certain regional and center organizational               
      elements.                                                                
          b.  The first page of Order DOT 1100.62B contains an                 
      explanation of the significant changes.                                  
                                                                               
          c.  This revision incorporates changes 1 through 24 to Order         
      DOT 1100.62A.                                                            
                                                                               
      5.  DESCRIPTION.  Appendix 1 contains the mission and functions          
      statements for the executive directors, associate administrators,        
      and offices reporting to the administrator or to an executive            
      director.  The Secretary of Transportation reserves the authority        
      to approve these statements.                                             
                                                                               
      /s/ Michael D. Sherwin                                                   
          Director of Management Systems                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                    ORDER                                      
                                                                               
      Order No.:  1100.62B                                                     
                                                                               
           Date:  11/04/88                                                     
                                                                               
      Initiated                                                                
             By:  Office of Management Planning                                
                                                                               
        Subject:  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZATION MANUAL,            
                     FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION                           
                                                                               
      1.  PURPOSE.  This Order contains the organizational structure,          
          mission, and functions of the Federal Aviation                       
          Administration.                                                      
                                                                               
      2.  CANCELLATION.  Order DOT 1100.62A, Department of                     
          Transportation Organization Manual, Federal Aviation                 
          Administration, of 6-17-82, is canceled.                             
                                                                               
      3.  EXPLANATION.  This revision:                                         
                                                                               
          a.  Contains a completely revised organization manual to             
              reflect the restructured Washington headquarters and to          
              document the straightline reporting of the regional              
              program divisions as it affects the Washington                   
              headquarters.  This revision establishes new Associate           
              Administrators and new offices.                                  
                                                                               
          b.  Revises the regional structure to place the program              
              divisions -- Aircraft Certification, Flight Standards,           
              Aviation Medical, Airway Facilities, Air Traffic,                
              Airports, and Civil Aviation Security -- under the               
              executive direction of the Washington headquarters               
              counterpart organization.  The legal function also comes         
              under the executive direction of the Washington                  
              headquarters.                                                    
                                                                               
          d.  Retitles the Regional Directors as Regional                      
              Administrators.  The regional administrators continue to         
              exercise executive authority over the regional                   
              administrative staffs and divisions within their                 
              respective areas of jurisdiction.                                
                                                                               
          e.  Places the Regional Administrators under the executive           
              direction of the Executive Director for Policy, Plans,           
              and Resource Management.                                         
                                                                               
          f.  Updates the functional statement for the Office of Civil         
              Rights to reflect current responsibilities, as well as           
              deleting the contract compliance functions.                      
                                                                               
      /s/ Jim Burnley                                                          
          Secretary of Transportation                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
              DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZATION MANUAL                 
                       FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION                         
                              TABLE OF CONTENTS                                
                                                                               
                                                                  Page         
                                                                               
      FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION .........................     1          
                                                                               
      A.  GENERAL .............................................     3          
                                                                               
            .  Figure A-1.  Organization Chart ................     4          
            .  Origin and Missions ............................     5          
            .  Wartime Service ................................     6          
            .  Overall Organization ...........................     6          
            .  General Description ............................     6          
                                                                               
      B.  HEADQUARTERS ORGANIZATION ...........................    11          
                                                                               
            .  Figure B-1.  Organization Chart ................    12          
            .  Headquarters Organization ......................    13          
            .  Administrator ..................................    15          
            .  Deputy Administrator ...........................    15          
            .  Executive Directors ............................    15          
                                                                               
            .  Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety ....    21          
            .  Office of the Chief Counsel ....................    25          
            .  Office of Civil Rights .........................    31          
            .  Office of Government and Industry Affairs ......    41          
            .  Office of Public Affairs .......................    47          
                                                                               
            .  Executive Director for Policy, Plans, and Resource              
                 Management ...................................    57          
               .  Associate Administrator for Administration ..    59          
               .  Associate Administrator for Human Resource                   
                    Management ................................    69          
               .  Associate Administrator for Policy, Planning,                
                    and International Aviation ................    89          
                                                                               
            .  Executive Director for Regulatory Standards and                 
                 Compliance ...................................   101          
               .  Associate Administrator for Aviation Standards  109          
               .  Associate Administrator for Regulation and                   
                    Certification .............................   121          
               .  Office of Program and Resource Management ...   131          
                                                                               
            .  Executive Director for System Development ......   141          
               .  Associate Administrator for Advanced Design                  
                    and Management Control ....................   145          
               .  Associate Administrator for Airports ........   161          
               .  Associate Administrator for NAS Development .   171          
                                                                               
            .  Executive Director for System Operations .......   181          
               .  Associate Administrator for Air Traffic .....   183          
               .  Associate Administrator for Airway Facilities   191          
               .  Office of Operations Planning and Policy ....   201          
               .  Office of Operations Resource Management ....   209          
                                                                               
      C.  NATIONAL CENTERS ....................................   221          
                                                                               
            .  Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center ..............   223          
            .  FAA Technical Center ...........................   231          
                                                                               
      D.  FAA REGIONS .........................................   241          
                                                                               
            .  Figure D-1.  Map - FAA Regional Boundaries .....   242          
            .  Regions ........................................   243          
                                                                               
                                                                               
                       FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION                         
                                                                               
      A.  GENERAL                                                              
                                                                               
          1.  Origin and Missions.                                             
                                                                               
              a.  The Federal Aviation Administration (formerly the            
                  Federal Aviation Agency) was established by the              
                  Federal Aviation Act of 1958.  Many of its functions         
                  date back to the Lighthouse Service.  It became a            
                  component of the Department of Transportation                
                  pursuant to the Department of Transportation Act.            
                                                                               
              b.  The missions of the Federal Aviation Administration          
                  are:                                                         
                                                                               
                  (1)  The regulation of air commerce in such manner as        
                       to best promote its development and safety and          
                       fulfill the requirements of national defense.           
                                                                               
                  (2)  The control of the use of navigable airspace of         
                       the United States and the regulation of both            
                       civil and military operations in such airspace          
                       in the interest of safety and efficiency of             
                       both.                                                   
                                                                               
                  (3)  The promotion, encouragement, and development of        
                       civil aeronautics.                                      
                                                                               
                  (4)  The consolidation of research and development           
                       with respect to air navigation facilities.              
                                                                               
                  (5)  The installation and operation of air navigation        
                       facilities.                                             
                                                                               
                  (6)  The development and operation of a common system        
                       of air traffic control and navigation for both          
                       civil and military aircraft.                            
                                                                               
                  (7)  The development and implementation of programs          
                       and regulations to control aircraft noise, sonic        
                       boom, and other environmental effects of civil          
                       aviation.                                               
                                                                               
      B.  HEADQUARTERS ORGANIZATION                                            
                                                                               
          1.  Structure.  The structure of the Washington headquarters         
              is shown on the organization chart, Figure B-1.                  
                                                                               
          2.  General Plan of Organization.  The Washington                    
              headquarters consists of:                                        
                                                                               
              a.  The Office of the Administrator, which is responsible        
                  for:                                                         
                                                                               
                  (1)  Overall planning, direction, and control of FAA         
                       activities.                                             
                                                                               
                  (2)  Executive relationships with the Secretary and          
                       Deputy Secretary of Transportation, the                 
                       Assistant Secretaries, the Heads of other               
                       Operating Administrations, the Congress, other          
                       agencies, the aviation community, and the               
                       public.                                                 
                                                                               
              b.  Executive Directors who:                                     
                                                                               
                  (1)  Provide leadership, direction, and guidance             
                       relating to plans and programs within their             
                       spheres of responsibility.                              
                                                                               
                  (2)  Exercise executive direction over functional            
                       areas assigned to them.                                 
                                                                               
              c.  Associate Administrators who:                                
                                                                               
                  (1)  Direct, coordinate, control, and ensure the             
                       adequacy of FAA plans and programs within their         
                       spheres of responsibility.                              
                                                                               
                  (2)  Exercise executive direction over offices               
                       assigned to them.                                       
              d.  Offices and services which are responsible for:              
                                                                               
                  (1)  Formulating overall objectives, plans, policies,        
                       programs, standards, and procedures for issuance        
                       by or on behalf of the Administrator.                   
                                                                               
                  (2)  Developing FAA rules and regulations to be              
                       promulgated by or on behalf of the Administrator        
                       for observance by FAA and members of the public.        
                                                                               
                  (3)  Providing technical guidance, coordination, and         
                       review and evaluation of regional program               
                       performance.                                            
                                                                               
                  (4)  Conducting Seat-of-Government functions relating        
                       to such matters as legislation, request for             
                       appropriations, and interagency coordination at         
                       the national level.                                     
                                                                               
                  (5)  Conducting activities, which in the interest of         
                       effectiveness, efficiency, and economy must be          
                       performed centrally.                                    
                                                                               
                                ADMINISTRATOR                                  
                                                                               
      The Administrator directs and controls the operations of the             
      Federal Aviation Administration and acts as principal advisor to         
      the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Transportation on civil            
      aviation matters and air transportation.                                 
                                                                               
                            DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR                               
      The Deputy Administrator assists the Administrator in the                
      discharge of the Administrator's responsibility with authority to        
      act for the Administrator in all matters not reserved to the             
      Administrator by law, order, or instruction of the Administrator.        
                                                                               
                             EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS                               
                                                                               
      The Executive Directors as a whole assist the Administrator and          
      Deputy Administrator in the discharge of agency management               
      responsibilities and executive direction.  Each Executive                
      Director has a specific area of assigned responsibility.  These          
      responsibilities and the organizations under their executive             
      direction are listed in subsequent pages.                                
                                                                               
                 ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR AVIATION SAFETY                   
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety            
          reports directly to the Administrator and is responsible for         
          inspecting, monitoring, and reviewing the National Airspace          
          System for the purpose of maximizing aviation safety.                
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  The Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety:         
                                                                               
          a.  Serves as the safety representative of the Administrator         
              to the aviation community, Congress, and other Government        
              organizations.                                                   
                                                                               
          b.  Participates in all aviation safety-related decisions.           
                                                                               
          c.  Develops and recommends national safety policy.                  
                                                                               
          d.  Participates in the rulemaking process.                          
                                                                               
          e.  Reviews, recommends, and initiates safety programs for           
              the agency and the aviation community.                           
                                                                               
          f.  Reviews and recommends the relative priority of                  
              significant safety-related programs.                             
                                                                               
          g.  Initiates and participates in special safety                     
              investigations and analyses.                                     
                                                                               
          h.  Develops, maintains, analyzes, and reports on safety data        
              reflecting trends and assessment of safety risks.                
                                                                               
                         OFFICE OF THE CHIEF COUNSEL                           
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Office of the Chief Counsel provides legal             
          counsel and advice for the handling of all legal matters with        
          which FAA is concerned, in order to ensure conformance with          
          all legal requirements of all applicable laws, rules,                
          regulations, and orders.                                             
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  The office:                                              
                                                                               
          a.  Serves as the principal staff element of FAA with respect        
              to:                                                              
                                                                               
              (1)  Rules codification program.                                 
                                                                               
              (2)  Drafting, approval as to form and legality, and             
                   interpretation of FAA rules, regulations, orders,           
                   and obstruction evaluation determinations.                  
              (3)  FAA legislative program.                                    
                                                                               
              (4)  Legal aspects of FAA procurement programs, its              
                   contracts and agreements, and the contracts appeals         
                   function.                                                   
                                                                               
              (5)  Tort claims by and against FAA.                             
                                                                               
              (6)  Legal proceedings before courts, legislative                
                   committees, Government agencies, and other                  
                   administrative hearings.                                    
                                                                               
              (7)  International law.                                          
                                                                               
              (8)  Legal aspects of FAA enforcement program.                   
                                                                               
              (9)  Representation of the FAA headquarters in all               
                   condemnation matters.                                       
                                                                               
              (10) Coordination and clearance of all FAA headquarters          
                   correspondence on matters with legal implications.          
                                                                               
              (11)  Investigations by the Office of the Special Counsel        
                    of the Merit Systems Protection Board.                     
                                                                               
          b.  Provides legal counsel and advice to the Office of the           
              Administrator and other offices and services.                    
                                                                               
          c.  Coordinates and ensures the adequacy of legal aspects of         
              defense readiness plans, programs, and functions.                
                                                                               
          d.  Exercises executive direction over the legal functions in        
              the regions and centers.                                         
                                                                               
                           OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS                              
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Office of Civil Rights assists, represents, and        
          advises the Administrator on civil rights and equal                  
          opportunity matters so as to ensure full and affirmative             
          implementation of civil rights and equal opportunity precepts        
          within the Federal Aviation Administration in all official           
          actions.  This includes administration employment practices;         
          services rendered to the public; operation of federally              
          assisted activities; and other programs or efforts involving         
          administration assistance, participation, or endorsement.            
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.                                                           
                                                                               
          a.  Develops and recommends to the Administrator civil rights        
              and equal opportunity policies, programs, standards, and         
              procedures to ensure:                                            
                                                                               
              (1)  Equal opportunity in internal FAA employment                
                   practices (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of             
                   1964, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq.), Section         
                   501 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29           
                   U.S.C. 791, 794, and 794a), the Age Discrimination          
                   in Employment Act of 1967 (29 U.S.C. 621 et seq..),         
                   the Equal Pay Act (enacted as section 6(d) of the           
                   Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, 29 U.S.C. 206(d)),        
                   and implementing regulations issued by the Equal            
                   Employment Opportunity Commission (29 CFR Parts 1600        
                   through 1691)).  In the case of section 504 of the          
                   Rehabilitation Act of 1973, implementing regulations        
                   are issued for the Department by the Secretary of           
                   Transportation (49 CFR Part 27).                            
                                                                               
              (2)  Equal opportunity and non-discrimination in programs        
                   operated by recipients of FAA Federal assistance and        
                   by related organizations (Title VI of the Civil             
                   Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.),               
                   section 30 of the Airport and Airway Development Act        
                   of 1970 (14 CFR Part 152, Subpart E), as amended (49        
                   U.S.C. 1730), section 520 of the Airport and Airway         
                   Improvement Act, and regulations of the Department          
                   of Justice (28 CFR Part 42, Subpart F and 28 CFR            
                   Part 50 specifically, section 50.3)).                       
                                                                               
              (3)  That all FAA programs and activities affecting              
                   housing and urban development are administered in an        
                   affirmative manner to further the purpose of the            
                   Fair Housing provision of Title VIII of the Civil           
                   Rights Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3601 et seq.)                 
                                                                               
              (4)  That technical advice or assistance requested by the        
                   Departmental Office of Civil Rights, Office of the          
                   Secretary of Transportation (OST), in investigations        
                   of alleged or suspected discriminatory practices, be        
                   provided by civil rights specialists or other               
                   personnel appropriately trained for collateral              
                   duties of this nature and supervised by the civil           
                   rights organizational elements of the Washington            
                   headquarters or field elements.                             
                                                                               
              (5)  That technical advice and guidance on civil rights          
                   matters are provided to FAA officials and                   
                   organizations regularly charged with contract               
                   responsibilities (other than those assigned to the          
                   Secretary of Labor) or with grants-in-aid                   
                   administration.                                             
                                                                               
          j.  Conducts complaint investigations as required by OST             
              under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.                            
                                                                               
          k.  Serves as the contact point and liaison for employees and        
              employee organizations committed to promoting the                
              agency's policies and programs of equal employment               
              Opportunity.                                                     
                                                                               
                  OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY AFFAIRS                    
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Office of Government and Industry Affairs              
          serves as the Administrator's principal advisor and                  
          representative on matters concerning relations with the              
          Congress, aviation industry groups, and other governmental           
          organizations.  In concert with other agency organizations,          
          the office develops and reviews various plans and strategies         
          involving these groups to enhance the promotion of aviation.         
          To ensure consistent policy direction with the Department in         
          carrying out the functions outlined below, these activities          
          are conducted in close coordination and consultation with the        
          Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs.                        
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  The Office of Government and Industry Affairs:           
                                                                               
          a.  Provides advice and information to the Administrator,            
              Deputy Administrator, Executive Directors, and other             
              agency officials on the policies, actions, and positions         
              of the Congress, State and local government officials,           
              and industry representatives.                                    
                                                                               
          b.  Develops programs to inform external groups about agency         
              policies and actions and responds to requests for                
              information.                                                     
                                                                               
          c.  Serves as FAA's focal point to coordinate agency actions         
              relating to Congressional oversight of FAA programs.             
                                                                               
          d.  Develops special programs to increase the agency's               
              involvement with industry groups on matters which have           
              significant impact on the aviation community.                    
                                                                               
          e.  Monitors aviation activities and issues of interest to           
              State and local governments to ensure that agency                
              policies are adequately represented.                             
                                                                               
          f.  Provides executive direction for the National Airspace           
              Review Enhancement Program and serves as the focal point         
              within FAA for any special projects relating to the              
              program; recommends policy actions and provides staff            
              support to the National Airspace Review Enhancement              
              Advisory Committee.                                              
                                                                               
          g.  Coordinates with Departmental officials to ensure                
              consistency in furthering policies relating to                   
              Congressional and intergovernmental issues.                      
                                                                               
          h.  Serves as the FAA clearinghouse for authoritative data           
              concerning the Congress, State and local governments, and        
              aviation industry organizations.                                 
                                                                               
          i.  Manages the Reports to Congress program within FAA.              
              Serves as the FAA Reports Control Officer and is                 
              responsible for providing the DOT Congressional Reports          
              Officer all information to disseminate to Congress and           
              interested parties.                                              
                                                                               
                          OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS                             
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Office of Public Affairs is the principal              
          public spokesperson for FAA.  The office initiates and               
          participates in the execution of coordinated information             
          plans and programs, and ensures that programs, policies,             
          objectives, and all relevant information concerning the FAA          
          are consistently presented to the public, aviation community,        
          and FAA employees in a factual, dignified, and timely manner.        
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  The Office of Public Affairs:                            
                                                                               
          a.  Serves as the principal element of FAA with respect to           
              public information, employee information, and industry,          
              community, and consumer liaison.  The Office:                    
                                                                               
              (1)  Serves as the source and point of primary                   
                   coordination for supplying the employees, the               
                   public, the aviation community, State and local             
                   governments, and the news media with current,               
                   authoritative information about programs and                
                   objectives of FAA.                                          
                                                                               
              (2)  Provides guidance to Regional Administrators and            
                   center directors on national public affairs policy.         
                                                                               
              (3)  Provides public affairs counsel and staff assistance        
                   to the Administrator, Deputy Administrator, and             
                   other high-level officials in the exercise and              
                   performance of their statutory responsibilities in          
                   the promotion, encouragement, and development of            
                   aviation.                                                   
                                                                               
              (4)  Establishes public affairs standards and procedures,        
                   including releases to the media, press conferences,         
                   speeches, and radio and television presentations.           
                   Provides liaison with the aviation community                
                   regarding public affairs.                                   
                                                                               
              (5)  Develops and recommends community and consumer              
                   liaison activities.                                         
                                                                               
          b.  Maintains liaison with representatives of communications         
              media to provide news and background material about the          
              growth, progress, and accomplishments of aviation.               
                                                                               
          c.  Serves as FAA's central office for the coordination of           
              all agency audiovisual productions and procurements.             
                                                                               
          d.  Provides FAA employees, communities, organizations, and          
              individuals with information about FAA through                   
              publications, audiovisuals, presentations, and by                
              participation in public and organizationally sponsored           
              meetings.                                                        
                                                                               
          e.  Plans community relations programs to foster                     
              understanding and cooperation among FAA, the various             
              communities, and local governments.                              
                                                                               
        EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR POLICY, PLANS, AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT          
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Executive Director for Policy, Plans, and              
          Resource Management provides leadership, direction, and              
          guidance relating to policy, international aviation,                 
          administrative management, budget and financial management,          
          human resource management, plans, evaluation and appraisal,          
          procurement, and property management.                                
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  The Executive Director for Policy, Plans, and            
          Resource Management:                                                 
                                                                               
          a.  Provides leadership in the promotion and management of           
              initiatives to foster aviation safety, managerial                
              accountability, recognition, and organizational                  
              development and modernization.                                   
                                                                               
          b.  Establishes objectives and priorities that reflect FAA           
              strategic goals and the Administrator's policy                   
              initiatives.                                                     
                                                                               
          c.  Assures the integration and coordination of policy and           
              planning within and across agency functional areas.              
                                                                               
          d.  Evaluates effectiveness of organizational elements and           
              programs.                                                        
                                                                               
          e.  Promotes positive human relations, open communications,          
              and affirmative equal employment opportunity policies.           
          f.  Exercises executive direction over the:                          
                                                                               
              (1)  Associate Administrator for Administration.                 
                                                                               
              (2)  Associate Administrator for Human Resource                  
                   Management.                                                 
                                                                               
              (3)  Associate Administrator for Policy, Planning, and           
                   International Aviation.                                     
                                                                               
              (4)  Director, Aeronautical Center.                              
                                                                               
              (5)  Regional Administrators.                                    
                                                                               
                 ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR ADMINISTRATION                    
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Associate Administrator for Administration             
          advises and assists the Executive Director for Policy, Plans,        
          and Resource Management and the Administrator in directing,          
          coordinating, controlling, and ensuring the adequacy of FAA          
          plans and programs for information resource management,              
          administrative management, budget and financial management,          
          appraisal and evaluation of programs and activities,                 
          procurement, and property management.                                
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  The Associate Administrator for Administration:          
                                                                               
          a.  Provides accounting, financial advisory, and audit               
              liaison services.                                                
                                                                               
          b.  Develops, recommends policy for, and evaluates FAA-wide          
              accounting systems.                                              
                                                                               
          c.  Conducts an accounting operations program for the                
              Washington headquarters.                                         
                                                                               
          d.  Plans, monitors, controls, schedules, and implements the         
              acquisition of materiel, equipment, and services for the         
              National Airspace System and for interagency and                 
              international programs.                                          
                                                                               
          e.  Provides for the procurement and management of real and          
              personal property, transportation and supply support for         
              agency programs.                                                 
                                                                               
          f.  Ensures agency budgetary needs are accurately identified         
              and defined.                                                     
                                                                               
          g.  Ensures funds and other resources available to the agency        
              are effectively utilized.                                        
                                                                               
          h.  Develops and administers the implementation and operation        
              of FAA organizational plans, management systems and              
              controls, information resource management, management and        
              productivity improvement, and administrative standards           
              and procedures.                                                  
                                                                               
          i.  Provides data processing, graphics, and publishing               
              services to the Washington headquarters.                         
                                                                               
            ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT              
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Associate Administrator for Human Resource             
          Management advises and assists the Executive Director for            
          Policy, Plans, and Resource Management and the Administrator         
          in directing, coordinating, controlling, and ensuring the            
          adequacy of FAA plans and programs for personnel and                 
          technical training, human resource planning and evaluation,          
          organizational effectiveness, and labor and employee                 
          relations.  The Associate Administrator for Human Resource           
          Management provides operating personnel, training, and labor         
          relations services to designated organizational elements.            
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  The Associate Administrator for Human Resource           
          Management:                                                          
                                                                               
          a.  Provides for human resource development and management by        
              developing, recommending, guiding, evaluating, and               
              administering the appropriate policies, standards,               
              procedures, and systems.                                         
                                                                               
          b.  Provides for optimal relationships with employees,               
              employee groups, and labor organizations by developing,          
              recommending, guiding, evaluating, and administering             
              policies, standards, procedures, and systems with respect        
              to employee benefits, adverse actions, grievances and            
              appeals, and conduct and discipline.                             
                                                                               
          c.  Administers FAA's relationship with labor organizations,         
              professional societies, and organizations of supervisors         
              and managers.                                                    
                                                                               
          d.  Provides for equal opportunity use of positions and human        
              resources by developing, recommending, guiding,                  
              evaluating, and administering policies, standards,               
              procedures, and programs for managing positions,                 
              acquiring human resources, and utilizing human resource          
              management information systems.                                  
                                                                               
          e.  Develops policies, programs, standards, systems, and             
              procedures for human resource technical training                 
              activities.                                                      
                                                                               
                    ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR POLICY,                        
                    PLANNING, AND INTERNATIONAL AVIATION                       
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Associate Administrator for Policy, Planning,          
          and International Aviation advises and assists the Executive         
          Director for Policy, Plans, and Resource Management and the          
          Administrator in directing, coordinating, controlling, and           
          ensuring the adequacy of national and international aviation         
          system policies, goals, and priorities.                              
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  The Associate Administrator for Policy, Planning,        
          and International Aviation:                                          
                                                                               
          a.  Develops and recommends national aviation policy relating        
              to environmental and regulatory matters.                         
                                                                               
          b.  Develops and recommends long-range systemwide master             
              plans and aviation system concepts.                              
                                                                               
          c.  Coordinates and integrates the FAA strategic planning            
              efforts.                                                         
                                                                               
          d.  Develops, coordinates, recommends, and promulgates               
              statements of FAA policy, goals, and priorities (both            
              short- and long-range) and related achievement                   
              indicators.                                                      
                                                                               
          e.  Ensures the continuous coordination of such policies,            
              goals, and overall plans with the Office of the Secretary        
              of Transportation.                                               
                                                                               
          f.  Provides the focal point for aviation public and                 
              Government participation in policy development and               
              planning processes.                                              
                                                                               
          g.  Identifies future demands for aviation services,                 
              forecasting aviation technology, and future operational          
              environments.                                                    
                                                                               
          h.  Reviews and analyzes proposed FAA actions which                  
              significantly impact upon the national aviation system to        
              identify the social, economic, or other consequences             
              which are associated with FAA regulatory actions and             
              other actions and to ensure consideration of all feasible        
              alternative FAA policies and plans.                              
                                                                               
          i.  Ensures continuous and effective liaison with foreign            
              governments and the adequacy of programs and operating           
              policies of the Europe, Africa, and Middle East Office           
              within its assigned geographic jurisdiction.                     
                                                                               
         EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR REGULATORY STANDARDS AND COMPLIANCE            
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Executive Director for Regulatory Standards and        
          Compliance provides leadership, direction, and guidance              
          relating to flight standards, aircraft certification,                
          aircraft programs, aviation medicine, aviation security,             
          aircraft accident investigations, airman and aircraft                
          registry, and rulemaking.                                            
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  The Executive Director for Regulatory Standards          
          and Compliance:                                                      
                                                                               
          a.  Provides leadership in the promotion and management of           
              initiatives to foster aviation safety, managerial                
              accountability, recognition, and organizational                  
              development and modernization.                                   
                                                                               
          b.  Establishes objectives and priorities that reflect FAA           
              strategic goals and the Administrator's policy                   
              initiatives.                                                     
                                                                               
          c.  Assures the integration and coordination of policy and           
              planning within and across agency functional areas.              
                                                                               
          d.  Evaluates effectiveness of organizational elements and           
              programs.                                                        
                                                                               
          e.  Promotes positive human relations, open communications,          
              and affirmative equal employment opportunity policies.           
                                                                               
          f.  Exercises executive direction over the:                          
                                                                               
              (1)  Associate Administrator for Aviation Standards.             
                                                                               
              (2)  Associate Administrator for Regulation and                  
                   Certification.                                              
                                                                               
              (3)  Office of Program and Resource Management.                  
                                                                               
               ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR AVIATION STANDARDS                  
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Associate Administrator for Aviation Standards         
          advises and assists the Executive Director for Regulatory            
          Standards and Compliance and the Administrator in directing,         
          coordinating, controlling, and ensuring the adequacy of              
          programs for safety of flight, aviation medicine, civil              
          aviation security, accident investigation, and flight                
          inspection.                                                          
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  The Associate Administrator for Aviation                 
          Standards:                                                           
                                                                               
          a.  Promotes safety of flight.                                       
                                                                               
          b.  Oversees the management of the airman and aircraft               
              registry.                                                        
                                                                               
          c.  Develops flight procedures.                                      
                                                                               
          d.  Provides for the operation and maintenance of FAA                
              aircraft.                                                        
                                                                               
          e.  Conducts investigations in support of the FAA mission,           
              internal security, and prevention of aircraft hijacking,         
              aviation sabotage, and related criminal acts against air         
              transportation.                                                  
                                                                               
          f.  Investigations aircraft accidents and incidents.                 
                                                                               
          g.  Oversees the policy execution and administrative                 
              management aspects of the airman medical certification,          
              medical research, aeromedical education, medical accident        
              investigation, airman medical standards, and occupational        
              health programs.                                                 
                                                                               
          ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR REGULATION AND CERTIFICATION             
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Associate Administrator for Regulation and             
          Certification advises and assists the Executive Director for         
          Regulatory Standards and Compliance and the Administrator in         
          directing, coordinating, controlling, and ensuring the               
          adequacy of the substantive aspects of FAA rulemaking actions        
          relating to the safety of flight, aircraft certification and         
          manufacturing; certification of airmen, air carriers, air            
          agencies, and aircraft; and plans and programs covering              
          competence of airmen, air agencies, and air carriers.                
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  The Associate Administrator for Regulation and           
          Certification:                                                       
                                                                               
          a.  Prescribes standards governing the design, production            
              quality assurance, and airworthiness certification (or           
              approval) of aeronautical products.                              
                                                                               
          b.  Administers an aircraft certification program.                   
                                                                               
          c.  Establishes certification standards for air carriers,            
              commercial operators, air agencies, and airmen (except           
              air-traffic control tower operators).                            
                                                                               
          d.  Directs the certification, inspection, and surveillance          
              activities to ensure the adequacy of flight procedures,          
              operating methods, airmen qualification and proficiency,         
              aircraft maintenance, and the maintenance aspects of             
              continued airworthiness programs.                                
                                                                               
          e.  Manages and directs FAA rulemaking actions which are             
              under the jurisdiction of the Executive Director for             
              Regulatory Standards and Compliance.                             
                                                                               
                  OFFICE OF PROGRAM AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT                    
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Office of Program and Resource Management              
          promotes efficiency and safety in aviation safety regulatory         
          programs by providing policy guidance, leadership, and               
          direction to programs of national aviation safety data               
          systems development, evaluation, resource management, and            
          administrative and fiscal management for those offices under         
          the Executive Director for Regulatory Standards and                  
          Compliance.                                                          
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  With respect to all matters within the scope of          
          the Executive Director's authority and direction, the Office         
          of Program and Resource Management is responsible for:               
                                                                               
          a.  Evaluation activities.                                           
                                                                               
          b.  Aviation safety data automation program and policy               
              development.                                                     
                                                                               
          c.  Civil aviation emergency operations planning.                    
                                                                               
          d.  Human resource management programs.                              
          e.  Budget and fiscal resource management.                           
                                                                               
                  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT                    
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Executive Director for System Development              
          provides leadership, direction, and guidance relating to             
          system engineering, the National Airspace System Plan,               
          research and development, major systems acquisition                  
          management and control, operations research, and airport             
          system development.                                                  
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  The Executive Director for System Development:           
                                                                               
          a.  Provides leadership in the promotion and management of           
              initiatives to foster aviation safety, managerial                
              accountability, recognition, and organizational                  
              development and modernization.                                   
                                                                               
          b.  Establishes objectives and priorities that reflect FAA           
              strategic goals and the Administrator's policy                   
              initiatives.                                                     
                                                                               
          c.  Assures the integration and coordination of policy and           
              planning within and across agency functional areas.              
                                                                               
          d.  Evaluates effectiveness of organizational elements and           
              programs.                                                        
                                                                               
          e.  Promotes positive human relations, open communications,          
              and affirmative equal employment opportunity policies.           
                                                                               
          f.  Exercises executive direction over the:                          
                                                                               
              (1)  Associate Administrator for Advanced Design and             
                   Management Control.                                         
                                                                               
              (2)  Associate Administrator for Airports.                       
                                                                               
              (3)  Associate Administrator for NAS Development.                
                                                                               
              (4)  FAA Technical Center.                                       
                                                                               
                    ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR ADVANCED                       
                        DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT CONTROL                          
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Associate Administrator for Advanced Design and        
          Management Control advises and assists the Executive Director        
          for System Development and the Administrator in developing           
          concepts for applying new scientific and advanced                    
          technologies to meet long-range National Airspace System             
          (NAS) requirements; and in directing, coordinating,                  
          controlling, and ensuring the adequacy of FAA plans and              
          programs for all research, advanced development, and applied         
          development to support new systems and procedures for the            
          NAS.                                                                 
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  The Associate Administrator for Advanced Design          
          and Management Control:                                              
                                                                               
          a.  Provides program management support and guidance to              
              develop, test, demonstrate, and implement plans and              
              programs to improve airport capacity.                            
                                                                               
          b.  Serves as the agency focal point for the development and         
              implementation of a plan for integration of tiltrotor            
              aircraft into the National Airspace System.                      
                                                                               
          c.  Performs operations research.                                    
                                                                               
          d.  Designs and conducts air traffic control, airport                
              capacity, and energy simulation modeling.                        
                                                                               
          e.  Collects, analyzes, and translates user and system               
              requirements.                                                    
                                                                               
          f.  Develops and publishes the annual Research, Engineering,         
              and Development Plan, and reviews and coordinates the            
              annual update to the NAS Plan prior to its publication.          
                                                                               
          g.  Provides oversight, review, and evaluation of the                
              execution of the NAS Plan, including oversight of the NAS        
              Level I systems engineering and associated configuration         
              control to ensure the effective, economical, and timely          
              execution of the programs comprising the NAS Plan.               
                                                                               
          h.  Conducts technical reviews of all major programs to              
              provide a continuous intensive appraisal of technical            
              accomplishments, program costs, and schedule compliance.         
                                                                               
          i.  Approves all NAS level baseline changes.                         
                                                                               
          j.  Provides for the independent assessment of operational           
              readiness of major system acquisition products before a          
              commitment is made for full production.                          
                                                                               
          k.  Maintains liaison with foreign technical missions and            
              aviation research organizations abroad, and provides a           
              focal point for U.S. technology in the context of future         
              air traffic control systems which may affect                     
              international aviation objectives and policies.                  
                                                                               
                    ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR AIRPORTS                       
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Associate Administrator for Airports advises           
          and assists the Executive Director for System Development and        
          the Administrator in directing, coordinating, controlling,           
          and ensuring the adequacy of the substantive aspects of FAA          
          rulemaking actions relating to the certification of airports         
          and the administration of Airport Improvement Program (AIP)          
          grants; the adequacy of the technical standards, plans, and          
          programs for the development of a national integrated system         
          of airports and for the improvement of safety in airport             
          operations; and the adequacy of plans and programs to improve        
          airport capacity.                                                    
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  The Associate Administrator for Airports:                
                                                                               
          a.  Develops standards for airport design, development,              
              construction, maintenance, operation, safety, and data.          
                                                                               
          b.  Manages the Airport Certification Program.                       
                                                                               
          c.  Administers airport program matters pertaining to                
              national airport planning, environmental and social              
              requirements, airport grants, and property transfers.            
                                                                               
          d.  Develops programs to improve and enhance airport                 
              capacity.                                                        
                                                                               
          e.  Exercises executive direction over the Regional Airport          
              Divisions.                                                       
                                                                               
                 ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR NAS DEVELOPMENT                   
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Associate Administrator for NAS Development            
          advises and assists the Executive Director for System                
          Development and the Administrator in directing, coordinating,        
          controlling, and ensuring the adequacy of FAA plans and              
          programs for system acquisition engineering and management           
          activities for next-generation NAS, including air traffic            
          control automation systems.                                          
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  The Associate Administrator for NAS Development:         
                                                                               
          a.  Directs FAA's acquisition engineering and management             
              activities for NAS Plan programs associated with next            
              generation communications, navigational, surveillance,           
              and weather systems.                                             
                                                                               
          b.  Oversees activities required to specify, develop,                
              acquire, test, implement and support all air traffic             
              control (ATC) automation systems.                                
                                                                               
          c.  Directs, coordinates, controls, and ensures adequacy of          
              NAS transition planning.                                         
                                                                               
          d.  Ensures the implementation of system improvements and            
              interfaces for system engineering policies and standards.        
                                                                               
                  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR SYSTEM OPERATIONS                     
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Executive Director for System Operations               
          provides leadership, direction, and guidance relating to the         
          safe and efficient utilization of the national airspace.             
          This includes the operation and maintenance of the national          
          air traffic control and navigation system and the                    
          installation of air traffic and navigation facilities and            
          equipment.                                                           
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  The Executive Director for System Operations:            
                                                                               
          a.  Provides leadership in the promotion and management of           
              initiatives to foster aviation safety, managerial                
              accountability, recognition, and organizational                  
              development and modernization.                                   
                                                                               
          b.  Establishes objectives and priorities that reflect FAA           
              strategic goals and the Administrator's policy                   
              initiatives.                                                     
                                                                               
          c.  Ensures the integration and coordination of policy and           
              planning within and across agency functional areas.              
                                                                               
          d.  Evaluates effectiveness of organizational elements and           
              programs.                                                        
                                                                               
          e.  Promotes positive human relations, open communications,          
              and affirmative equal employment opportunity policies.           
                                                                               
          f.  Exercises executive direction over the:                          
                                                                               
              (1)  Associate Administrator for Air Traffic.                    
                                                                               
              (2)  Associate Administrator for Airway Facilities.              
                                                                               
              (3)  Office of Operations Planning and Policy.                   
                                                                               
              (4)  Office of Operations Resource Management.                   
                                                                               
                   ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR AIR TRAFFIC                     
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Associate Administrator for Air Traffic advises        
          and assists the Executive Director for System Operations and         
          the Administrator in directing, coordinating, controlling,           
          and ensuring the safe and efficient utilization of the               
          national airspace.                                                   
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  The Associate Administrator for Air Traffic:             
                                                                               
          a.  Provides for the management of civil and military air            
              traffic in the navigable airspace by developing and              
              recommending national policies and establishing national         
              programs, regulations, standards, and procedures for             
              management of the airspace, operation of air navigation          
              and communications systems and facilities, separation and        
              control of, and flight assistance to, air traffic.               
                                                                               
          b.  Provides for the security control of air traffic to meet         
              the national defense requirements.                               
                                                                               
          c.  Operates the FAA national and international flight               
              information and cartographic program.                            
                                                                               
          d.  Develops and coordinates U.S. policies, standards, and           
              procedures related to international air traffic.                 
                                                                               
          e.  Develops and implements procedures related to operational        
              telecommunications services based on agency policy,              
              standards, and guidelines.                                       
                                                                               
          f.  Exercises executive direction over the Regional Air              
              Traffic Divisions.                                               
                                                                               
                ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR AIRWAY FACILITIES                  
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Associate Administrator for Airway Facilities          
          advises and assists the Executive Director for System                
          Operations and the Administrator in directing, coordinating,         
          controlling, and ensuring the adequacy of FAA plans,                 
          operations, and programs for system engineering, system              
          acquisition, production, implementation, maintenance, and            
          field support of current systems that comprise the National          
          Airspace System (NAS).                                               
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  The Associate Administrator for Airway                   
          Facilities:                                                          
                                                                               
          a.  Manages the frequency spectrum.                                  
                                                                               
          b.  Represents FAA, both nationally and internationally, on          
              all matters related to spectrum engineering policy.              
                                                                               
          c.  Manages and operates the FAA telecommunications program,         
              including leased and owned network planning, engineering,        
              and administration.                                              
          d.  Develops technical and maintenance standards, policies,          
              plans, and programs for engineering associates with NAS          
              modernization, development, installation, and                    
              maintenance.                                                     
                                                                               
          e.  Ensures the adequacy of the test and evaluation and              
              configuration management of development, installation,           
              and maintenance programs.                                        
                                                                               
          f.  Ensures continuous and effective liaison and coordination        
              of and operational NAS maintenance activities with the           
              Department of Defense.                                           
                                                                               
          g.  Exercises executive direction over the Regional Airway           
              Facilities Divisions.                                            
                                                                               
                  OFFICE OF OPERATIONS PLANNING AND POLICY                     
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Office of Operations Planning and Policy               
          advises and assists the Executive Director for System                
          Operations and the Administrator in the oversight and                
          coordination required to ensure the effective operation and          
          maintenance of the National Airspace System.                         
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  The Office of Operations Planning and Policy:            
                                                                               
          a.  Ensures that an integrated process exists for the                
              evaluation of system effectiveness.  The Office is               
              responsible for developing Air Traffic and Airway                
              Facilities evaluation plans in conjunction with the              
              separate evaluation staffs of each Associate                     
              Administrator, as well as initiating special evaluations         
              in support of airspace actions and major project                 
              initiatives.                                                     
                                                                               
          b.  Ensures that system level plans and requirements are             
              developed and coordinated; that integrated Airway                
              Facilities and Air Traffic plans exist; and that Airway          
              Facilities and Air Traffic actions are consistent with           
              established system level policies and plans.                     
                                                                               
          c.  Maintains a regular interface with the organizations             
              under the executive direction of the Executive Director          
              for System Development and organizations under the               
              executive direction of the Associate Administrator for           
              Air Traffic and the Associate Administrator for Airway           
              Facilities to facilitate joint planning and coordination         
              and the definition of long-term improvements to the air          
              traffic control system.                                          
                                                                               
          d.  Establishes and coordinates, and serves as spokesperson          
              for, major system level policy issues, as well as high           
              visibility technical programs with considerable user             
              concern or impact.                                               
                                                                               
          e.  Maintains a regular interface with the organizations             
              under the executive direction of the Executive Director          
              for System Development to assist in the definition of            
              long-term improvements to the air traffic control system.        
                                                                               
                  OFFICE OF OPERATIONS RESOURCE MANAGEMENT                     
                                                                               
      1.  MISSION.  The Office of Operations Resource Management               
          assists the Executive Director for System Operations and the         
          Administrator in managing and controlling the functions              
          involved in the maintenance and operation of the national            
          airspace; ensures that adequate fiscal and human resources           
          are available to operate and maintain the National Airspace          
          System (NAS); develops policy and provides support for Air           
          Traffic and Airway Facilities human resource management              
          programs.                                                            
                                                                               
      2.  FUNCTIONS.  The Office of Operations Resource Management, in         
          coordination with the Associate Administrators for Air               
          Traffic and Airway Facilities and the Office of Budget,              
          formulates strategic policy and plans for fiscal resource            
          management, and provides policy direction and support on all         
          human resource management programs affecting Air Traffic and         
          Airway Facilities employees.  The Office:                            
                                                                               
          a.  Serves as liaison with the Office of the Secretary of            
              Transportation, the Office of Management and Budget, and         
              the Congress for all organizations under the executive           
              direction of the Executive Director for System Operations        
              regarding responses to budget, and fiscal programs.              
                                                                               
          b.  Resolves fiscal issues involving the Executive Director          
              for System Operations.                                           
                                                                               
          c.  Works with appropriate human resource management                 
              organizations, develops policy and provides support for          
              Air Traffic and Airway Facilities human resource                 
              management programs including staffing, compensation,            
              employee development and training, equal employment              
              opportunity, organizational development, and labor               
              management relations.                                            
                                                                               
          d.  Develops and maintains an integrated management                  
              information system for the offices under the Executive           
              Director for System Operations.                                  
                                                                               
          e.  Coordinates on all Senior Executive Service selections           
              for the offices under the Executive Director for System          
              Operations with the Associate Administrator for Human            
              Resource Management and the Office of the Secretary of           
              Transportation.                                                  
                                                                               
          f.  Provides administrative support for the Office of the            
              Executive Director, and the Offices of Operations Policy         
              and Planning, and Operations Resource Management.                
                                                                               
      C.  NATIONAL CENTERS                                                     
                                                                               
                      MIKE MONRONEY AERONAUTICAL CENTER                        
                                                                               
      1.  GENERAL DESCRIPTION.  The Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center          
          is a major organizational complex in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,        
          headed by a Director who reports to the Executive Director           
          for Policy, Plans, and Resource Management.  The Aeronautical        
          Center has operating and support functions which are national        
          in scope, which are not required to be performed in the              
          Washington headquarters, and which are not susceptible of            
          assignment to, or division among, the regions as regional            
          operating programs.  The term "Aeronautical Center" includes         
          only those organizations that report to the Director,                
          Aeronautical Center.  Tenant organizations located on the            
          Aeronautical Center property are not integral parts of the           
          Aeronautical Center.                                                 
                                                                               
      2.  MISSION.  The Aeronautical Center conducts centralized               
          training and central warehousing and supply and provides             
          certain automatic data processing (ADP) services for national        
          and local programs.                                                  
                                                                               
      3.  FUNCTIONS.  The Aeronautical Center:                                 
                                                                               
          a.  Operates the FAA Academy which provides training for FAA         
              employees and other governmental and nongovernmental             
              employees.                                                       
                                                                               
          b.  Provides for the management and distribution of FAA              
              material and for the operation and maintenance of the            
              centralized materiel system.                                     
                                                                               
          c.  Provides central data processing operations, systems, and        
              programming services for assigned national and local ADP         
              programs.                                                        
                                                                               
                            FAA TECHNICAL CENTER                               
                                                                               
      1.  GENERAL DESCRIPTION.  The FAA Technical Center is a major            
          organizational complex headed by a Director who reports to           
          the Executive Director for System Development.  Located near         
          Atlantic City, New Jersey, the FAA Technical Center conducts         
          National Airspace System (NAS) test and evaluation                   
          activities; associated field support services; an                    
          engineering, research, and development program; and test and         
          evaluation activities supporting the FAA-approved                    
          engineering, research, and development program.  The term            
          "FAA Technical Center" includes only those organizational            
          elements which report to the Director, FAA Technical Center.         
          Tenant organizations located on the FAA Technical Center             
          property are not integral parts of the FAA Technical Center.         
                                                                               
      2.  MISSION.  The FAA Technical Center:                                  
                                                                               
          a.  Operates and administers a national test center providing        
              laboratories, facilities, skills, and service responsive         
              to the research, development, test, implementation, field        
              support, and maintenance programs of FAA.                        
                                                                               
          b.  Develops, tests, and evaluates new or substantially              
              improved NAS equipment, systems, materials, processes,           
              techniques, and procedures.                                      
                                                                               
          c.  Performs or participates in research, engineering, and           
              development to provide new or improved techniques or             
              methodologies related to airport designs, layouts,               
              construction, and operations; aviation security systems;         
              improved or new aircraft safety systems and devices,             
              improved crashworthiness designs and techniques, and             
              improved or new aircraft control systems.                        
                                                                               
      3.  FUNCTIONS.  Within the assigned mission, the FAA Technical           
          Center:                                                              
                                                                               
          a.  Manages and conducts NAS test and evaluations of                 
              specified items (available systems, subsystems,                  
              equipment, devices, materials, concepts, or procedures)          
              at any phase in the cycle of their development, from             
              conception to acceptance and implementation.                     
          b.  Plans long-range airport/aircraft safety and aviation            
              security development programs for the Executive Director         
              for System Development and devises appropriate research          
              and development programs for approved requirements.              
                                                                               
          c.  Manages and executes assigned aircraft safety and                
              aviation security programs and executes assigned airport         
              technology program for the Executive Director for System         
              Development.  Provides technical data required as a              
              partial basis for improved procedures, criteria, minimum         
              standards, and safety rules pertaining to the design,            
              materials, construction, operation, and performance of           
              civil aircraft, aircraft engines, equipment, airports,           
              and aviation security systems.                                   
                                                                               
      D.  REGIONS                                                              
                                                                               
      1.  GENERAL DESCRIPTION.  Each FAA region consists of a regional         
          headquarters and field offices and facilities.                       
                                                                               
          a.  The regions, within assigned geographic areas of                 
              responsibility, provide:                                         
                                                                               
              (1)  Air traffic operational services.                           
                                                                               
              (2)  Flight standards inspection, certification, and             
                   surveillance services (not provided by all regions).        
                                                                               
              (3)  Facilities and equipment installation and                   
                   maintenance services.                                       
                                                                               
              (4)  Airport development and certification services.             
                                                                               
              (5)  Airman medical certification and employee health            
                   services.                                                   
                                                                               
              (6)  Civil aviation security services.                           
                                                                               
              (7)  Legal counsel services.                                     
                                                                               
              (8)  Ancillary supporting services.                              
                                                                               
          b.  The regional headquarters consists of:                           
                                                                               
              (1)  The Office of the Regional Administrator, which is          
                   responsible for overall planning, direction,                
                   organization, management of resources,                      
                   administration of assigned programs, and evaluation         
                   of program performance throughout the region.               
                                                                               
              (2)  Staffs and staff support divisions which advise and         
                   assist the Regional Administrator.                          
                                                                               
              (3)  Program divisions which direct operational                  
                   activities of subordinate field offices and                 
                   facilities.  As a result of straightlining, program         
                   divisions have a direct reporting relationship to           
                   their respective Associate Administrator.  In some          
                   cases this reporting line includes the heads of             
                   offices and services reporting to an Associate              
                   Administrator.  Legal counsel have a direct                 
                   reporting relationship to the Chief Counsel.