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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

About the bill

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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 of American airspace by both military aircraft and civilian aircraft.

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85th Congress (1957–1958)


Enacted on Aug 23, 1958


Pub.L. 85-726


GPO FDSys – United States Statutes at Large