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Government Documents on Aviation: U.S. Government

Government information resources on aviation policy.

U.S. Government

Internet Resources

Increasing amounts of government information can be found on the Internet. Numerous U.S. Government agency WWW sites deal with aviation. A starting point for government agency web sites is the Purdue Libraries Documents Department homepage

Examples of such sites include:

GovInfo (FDSYS) Provides access to federal legal, legislative, and regulatory information sources.

NexisUni (Federal and state court cases, laws, regulations, law review articles)
ProQuest Statistical Insight
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (U.S. agency responsible for regulating civil aviation safety and operations)

2019 FAA Updates on Boeing 737 Max Aircraft
FAA Regulatory & Guidance Library
National Transportation Board (NTSB) (Independent agency responsible for investigating all civil aviation accidents and significant accidents in other transporation sectors and issuing recommendations to enhance transportation safety.)
U.S. Dept of Transportation
Asst. Secretary of Transportation for Aviation & International Affairs
Air University Press( Publishing arm of Air University which is the U.S. Air Force's professional military educational institution.)
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (Transportation Dept. agency responsible for compiling statistics on all U.S. transportation sectors.)
Transportation Security Administration (Agency responsible for protecting U.S. transportation systems. Part of the Dept. of Homeland Security.)
NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (Collects voluntarily submitted aviation accident/incident data from pilots, controllers, and other sources.)
Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry (2002)
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) Find descriptions of federal agency records organized by Record Group (RG).
Report:  National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States ((9/11 Commission report)

National Archives Federal Records Groups

National Archives FAA Records
National Archives NASA and NACA Records
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Smithsonian Air & Space Museum
Smithsonian Air & Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission

Gale/Smithsonian Evolution of Flight 1784-1991 (Purdue Users Only)

NASA and NACA Tech Report Server

Air National Guard
U.S. Air Force
National Oceanic & Atmosopheric Administration Office of Marine & Aviation Operations
Aviation Safety & Security Archives (Courtesy:  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
Hathitrust Catalog
Selected FAA Documents via Hathitrust Catalog
Selected NASA Documents via Hathitrust Catalog

Selected NTSB Documents via Hathitrust Catalog

Selected Civil Aeronautics Board Documents via Hathitrust Catalog


Indiana Airport Maps

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