NASAO has a long history of partnering with state, federal, and private entities of mutual interest through Memorandums of Understanding (MOU). NASAO partners annually with various agencies to identify and document specific initiatives of mutual interest. The first MOU with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was signed by former FAA Administrator David R. Hinson in 1996. In a testament to the success of NASAO partnerships, the MOU was subsequently renewed in 2001 by Administrator Jane Garvey in 2007 by Marion Blakey and again in 2012 by Acting Administrator Michael Huerta.
You may view the individual MOU by clicking on the title, or you may view the entire searchable MOU library.
CURRENT MOU ISSUES
Enhance Partnership Under the State Block Grant Program – MOU established in 2000
Goal: Work in partnership to enhance administration of state block grants under the Airport Improvement Program.
Land Use Policy Coordination – MOU established in 2006
Goal: Collaborate to improve airport land use policies, strategies, and guidelines, to better address encroaching incompatible land uses.
Aviation & Space Education (AVSED) Outreach Initiatives – MOU established in 2007
Goal: Work in partnership to provide AVSED outreach activities within the states. Current goal is to accomplish a minimum of one joint FAA/NASAO AVSED initiative per region, per year.
Future of Navigational Aids (Navaids) – MOU established in 2008
Goal: Promote information sharing on decommissioning of Navaids and transition to a performance based navigation service.
Instrument Approach Procedures – MOU established in 2008
Goal: Collaborate to enhance the process and prioritization for FAA establishment of instrument approach procedures.
NextGen – MOU established in 2010
Goal: Explore methods of engaging the states in the promotion, facilitation, and implementation of the NextGen system.
Wildlife Hazards – MOU established in 2010
Goal: Explore methods of engaging the states to work with their respective GA airports to increase wildlife strike reporting and data gathering, and to ultimately implement an effective and uniform wildlife strike reporting and data gathering process for GA airports across the U.S.