S. 3880 (85th): An Act to create a Civil Aeronautics Board and a Federal Aviation Agency, to provide for the regulation and promotion of civil aviation in such manner: as to best foster its development and safety, and to provide for the safe and, efficient use of the air

Limited information is available for bills and resolutions introduced before 1973 (the 93rd Congress).

85th Congress (1957–1958)


Enacted on Aug 23, 1958


Pub.L. 85-726


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Last Updated: Aug 23, 1958


GPO FDSys – United States Statutes at Large

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The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 was an act of the United States Congress, (signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower), that created the Federal Aviation Agency (later the Federal Aviation Administration or the FAA) and abolished its predecessor, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA). The act empowered the FAA to oversee and regulate safety in the airline industry and the use ...


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GPO FDSys – United States Statutes at Large

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