The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) has announced the renewal of the principal memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) during a signing ceremony at FAA headquarters in Washington, D.C. this week. NASAO Chairman Debbie Alke, (shown at right) administrator, Montana Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division and FAA Acting Administrator Michael Huerta continued a tradition going back to 1996 when FAA Administrator David Hinson signed the original MOU.
Alke said that NASAO is honored to partner with FAA in fostering cooperation and mutual support among the states, federal and local governments, in order to be responsive to the regional, state, and national needs in support of the National Air Transportation System.
The MOU establishes a cooperative agreement between the two agencies continuing its long-term partnership in support of FAA’s mission to provide government products and services to the aviation industry.
Through the MOU NASAO seeks to develop uniformity among the states and to preclude conflict and minimize duplication of state and federal efforts in the development of the national and state air transportation systems.
In addition to the principal MOU, NASAO also has subject specific MOUs on land use, state block grant program, NextGen, wildlife, navigational aids and aviation and space education.
NASAO MOUs, including a searchable library, are listed in the advocacy section of the NASAO website located at www.nasao.org.