FAA 2016 A Year in Review

FAA made a lot of strides this year, all while maintaining the safest, most efficient airspace in the world.

New Employees

FAA made offers to thousands of new employees, including:

  • 1.7K air traffic controllers
  • X technicians

Our multimedia products helped us get the word out about these vacancy announcements. Watch one of our videos below and learn why air traffic controllers say "I love my job."

New air traffic control towers dedicated

FAA dedicated new towers in:

  • Tucson
  • Las Vegas
  • San Francisco
Media coverage following dedication events

Watch a video of see how FAA engineers constructed the new Tucson air traffic control tower.

NextGen is Now

FAA showcased NextGen technology at:

  • Chicago-O'Hare
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Washington-Dulles
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Charlotte-Douglas
Media coverage following press events

Watch this video to learn how Charlotte is a leader in NextGen implementation.

Drone + Pilot Registration

  • Licensed 23K commercial drone pilots
  • Registered over 600K drones

Help for Hobbyist Drone Pilots

Launched the B4UFly App for iOS and Android

Commercial Space Exploration

  • Licensed 11 launches
  • Issued 4 experimental permits

Saving Lives

Watch this video to hear to the air traffic audio recording of Jacksonville controller Dwayne McLean as he aided a pilot struggling to maintain spatial orientation in heavy cloud cover.

There's more to come in 2017. Follow us to find out.

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