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Smarter Skies Fact Sheet: Separated Responsibilities

Infographic showing distributed responsibilities of A.T.O. and F.A.A.

Air Traffic Reform 2017

Proposed distribution of responsibilities between A.T.O. and F.A.A.
All air traffic servicesSafety Research
Controllers and air traffic techniciansSafety oversight responsibilities – safety inspectors for airlines, manufacturers and the new ATO
All air navigation facilities and infrastructureStandards and certification oversight – pilot qualifications; aircraft, engine and parts certification
In general – anything or anyone currently responsible for or involved with the daily provision of air traffic servicesAll safety-related oversight activity stays in government (DOT)
New TechnologyNew entrant certification (i.e. UAS, commercial space)