Accession Number : ADA294265

Title :   Federal Aviation Administration Annual Report 94.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA294265

Report Date : 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was created in 1958 to promote the safety of civil aviation and to foster air commerce. More than 48,000 career professionals are employed in the principal activities which support this mission: air traffic services; systems research and acquisition; regulation and certification; airport infrastructure development; civil aviation security; and agency administration. In the past three decades, progressive and substantial improvements in Air Traffic Control (ATC) technology, training, airframes, engines, avionics, cabin interiors, and airport security have greatly reduced the risk of air travel. Today, passengers can travel by air more safely, and for less cost, than ever before. And they are doing so in record numbers. In WY 1994, air travel on U.S. air carriers, regional and commuters increased from 513 million passengers to 555 million-- up 8.2 percent from the previous year and more than double the rate of growth which had been forecast. Mong with enpianing roughly (30 percent of the world's commercial air passengers, the United States also has the world's largest and most active population of general aviation pilots. Aircraft in this category range from the homebuilt, one-seat single engine piston airplanes to the most sophisticated long-range corporate jets and helicopters.

Descriptors :   *COMMERCE, *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *CIVIL AVIATION, *REGULATIONS, AVIONICS, GLOBAL, UNITED STATES, AIRCRAFT, RISK, ACQUISITION, AIR, GROWTH(GENERAL), PILOTS, SECURITY, RATES, POPULATION, COSTS, HELICOPTERS, SAFETY, AIRFRAMES, TRAVEL, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, AIRPORTS, AIR TRANSPORTATION, PASSENGERS.

Subject Categories : Commercial and General Aviation
      Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE