POLICY STATEMENT OF THE FEDERAL AVIATION AGENCY

This statement of policy is intended to serve as a comprehensive and long-term guide for the Federal Aviation Agency in the accomplishment of its missions and in its relations with those it serves. It sets forth the basic principles which will guide the Agency in the conduct of its regulatory responsibilities and as builder and operator of a National Airspace System. With respect to regulatory principles, the policy statement affirms the Agency's obligation to regulate private conduct only to the extent required in the public interest; to recognize the right of the general public to be informed and to be heard; to place the regulatory hand evenly on persons similarly situated, while also recognizing differences in the rights and duties and operational requirements of the various segments of the aviation community; and to manage the airspace as a national resource in a manner which best serves the diverse requirements of military and civil users, and which also recognizes the interests of persons on the ground. With respect to the Agency's responsibility to build and operate a National Airspace System, the policy statement establishes the favorable balancing of benefit vs. cost as the basic test for Agency endeavor. It reiterates the Federal Government's policy of recovering through user charges Agency expenditures for activities which confer special benefits on identifiable individuals over and above benefits accruing to the public at large. Finally, the statement articulates the role of the Agency in promoting the development of civil aviation and providing essential defense services.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Publication Date: 1965-4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00073959
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: None
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM