- Federal Aviation Administration: the division of the Department of Transportation that inspects and rates civilian aircraft and pilots, enforces the rules of air safety, and installs and maintains air-navigation and traffic-control facilities.
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Examples from the Web for faa
It reminds me of the experience that Boeing had with the FAA when, in the 1960s, the Boeing 747 was being certified.Can Anyone Make Space Safe for Civilians?
November 4, 2014
Indeed, by submitting to the FAA review Galactic was being asked to set the standards for all who followed… if they could.
But remember, this was uncharted territory for the FAA just as it was for Galactic.
The FAA will have to certify SpaceShipTwo as airworthy, but there are as yet no protocols in place for that process.Tycoons in Space: One in Orbit and One Still Grounded
October 5, 2014
The FAA prohibited commercial flights over Ukraine 24 hours later.MH17 Switched Places With Another Jet
September 9, 2014
Johnny was not only the king, but the first of the Faa gang of whom we have mention.
There needed no other proof that a Faa gang was again in the neighbourhood.
So saying, the Faa beckoned his hand, and withdrew from the presence of Hume.
Mrs. Faa had dark flashing eyes in a thin dark face, and they flashed like a two-edged dagger.The Spell of Scotland
It seems that they had recognised two of our neighbours on the road—one Faa, and another by the name of Gillies.St. Ives
Robert Louis Stevenson
- a Scot word for fall
- Fleet Air Arm
- (in the US) Federal Aviation Administration
- Fellow of the Australian Academy (of Science)
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