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Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration is charged with creating a safer, more efficient aerospace environment in the United States and abroad. They compile numerous statistics, release reports and manage a variety of databases concerning flight operations and safety. They also managed the certifications of airplanes, airports, etc., in the U.S.
Office of Runway Safety
This office tracks, updates and posts changes about runways and airports throughout the country. Find Airport Diagrams, safety reports and statistics, best practices and contact information for every airport in the U.S.
Licenses and Certificates
A handy page containing all the forms for licensure and certification from the FAA, including airmen, airports, airplanes and commercial space transportation.
Regulations and Policies
Contains the Airworthiness Directives, Advisory Circulars, Flight Restrictions, Notices to Airmen and other regulations and policies the FAA has put into place. This site also contains a wide variety of manuals and handbooks for aircraft, aviation and inspections.
Compiled by the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, TranStats - searchable by transportation mode - hosts a variety of statistical reports on aviation transportation. Statistics range from data updated monthly (i.e. aircraft carrier data) up to surveys obtained over a five-year period (household surveys).
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
The main department for transportation statistics, this site contains reports on the varied data, as well as a FAQ and legal information.
Information for Travelers
Transportation Security Administration
The government administration that manages the safety and security of passengers of the nation's transportation systems. The TSA website is a wealth of information for traveler's, including security information, lost & found contact numbers, and a break down of a variety of rules and regulations on traveling by airplane.
FAA Travelers Page
The FAA's page for airline passengers has airport status updates, safety records and pamphlets, and travel tips for successful traveling (including with pets and children) on an airplane.
•Aviation Consumer Protection and Enforcement
The department charged with investigation of complaints and violations of rules and regulations of the airline and airports from consumers. This site also contains the complain forms.