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United States. Federal Aviation Administration

 Organization

Historical Note

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the agency of the United States Department of Transportation responsible for the regulation and oversight of civil aviation within the U.S., as well as operation and development of the National Airspace System. Its primary mission is to ensure safety of civil aviation.

Citation

https://www.transportation.gov/transition/FAA/Understanding-FAA

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Davenport, Arthur K., 2019 June 26

 File
Interview Summary Engineer Arthur K. Davenport is interviewed about his career in the aviation and aerospace industries. He discusses his work at Hamilton Standard during the 1960s and 1970s, focusing in particular on the design and development of the Apollo spacesuit’s Life Support System backpack. He also discusses his subsequent engineering career with Boeing and his experiences as a Designated Engineering Representative (DER) for the Federal Aviation Administration. Davenport’s wife (Wendy) and son (Chris)...

Minnie M. Boyd Collection on The Ninety-Nines

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-03-28
Abstract Minnie M. Boyd (1910-1998) was born in Four Lakes, Washington and was an avid aviator. This collection contains correspondence, organizational records, membership directories, photographs, clippings, printed materials, and ephemera related to the Ninety-Nines, Inc.,and gathered by Minnie M. Boyd during her time as a member.

Norman G. Stromer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-09-19
Overview Major Norman George Stromer (1922-2019) was an Army Air Corps pilot who participated in bombing campaigns in the South West Pacific during World War II, served as part of the Military Air Transport Service (MATS), and worked as a fight inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This collection contains photographs, military records, certificates, and other textual materials documenting his military service, post-military career, and personal life, primarily dating from 1940-1960.

Series V. Lear Jet Corporation, 1960-1974, 1984-1989, 1991-1992, 1999, undated

 Series
Scope and Contents: Lear Jet Corporation Series V: Lear Jet Corporation (LJC) primarily documents the development, production, and distribution of the Learjet Model 23 and Model 24, small and fast executive transport jets, with a lesser degree of coverage about the Lear Liner Model 40. Additionally there is a relatively small amount of information about LJC’s Stereo 8 Division, which designed, developed, and produced the 8-track audio tape cassette player for home, automobile, and personal use. The bulk...

Series XII. LearAvia Corporation, 1838-1992, 1999, undated

 Series
Scope and Contents: LearAvia Corporation This series, the largest in the collection, documents the activities of LearAvia Corporation which was established in April 1968 by William P. Lear in Reno, Nevada at the site of former Stead Air Force Base. The company was engaged in the development, manufacture, and distribution of avionic products as well the design and development of three aircraft: the LearStar 600, the Lear Allegro, and the Lear Fan 2100. The series is divided into eight subseries, administrative...

Series XIII. Microcom, Inc., 1969-1974

 Series
Scope and Contents: Microcom, Inc. Established in 1968 as an affiliate of LearAvia Corporation (LAC), Microcom, Inc. (MI) which designed and produced an advanced line of avionics, including the AFC-70 autopilot, is represented primarily by technical documentation. The bulk of the material falls within 1969-1972. A few materials are dated later, due to the transition from an affiliate company to being absorbed by LAC as of December 1972. Because the company records present are nearly all technical...

Series XIV. Lear Fan Limited, 1942-1947, 1975-1999, undated

 Series
Scope and Contents: Lear Fan Limited Series XIV: Lear Fan Limited (LFL) provides a look into the development, production, flight testing, and quest for FAA certification of the Lear Fan 2100, an innovative all-composite airplane that William P. Lear and his team designed in 1976-1977. The series is arranged into eight subseries: administrative records, correspondence, financial records, legal records, photographs, publicity materials, research materials, and ...

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