FAA launches mobile website

The FAA has released FAA Mobile, designed to provide quick access to FAA.gov tasks for general aviation enthusiasts on-the-go. You can look up N-numbers, find Advisory Circulars, browse airport delays, and more. You can also access the full web version of FAA.gov by tapping a link at the bottom of any FAA Mobile page.

FAA officials note that FAA Mobile was created to address the needs of mobile users who visit FAA.gov. Mobile traffic to FAA.gov grew from 1.5 million to 4.4 million visits over the past two years. To address this rising demand, FAA Mobile was developed to help website customers complete popular tasks on mobile devices, officials said.

Other features include:

  • Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) Locator: Locate the closest offices based on your current location, if you have Location Services enabled on your device. You can also locate FSDOs by region or by office name.
  • Wildlife Strike Reporting: Report an aircraft wildlife strike or edit an existing wildlife strike report. See Example
  • News and Press Releases: Read the three most recent FAA news stories and press releases.

FAA Mobile 1.0 fully supports iOS 4 and higher as well as Android 2.2 and higher. The Blackberry (RIM), Windows Mobile, and WebOS platforms have not been tested by FAA officials, who warn that if you view FAA Mobile on one of those platforms, “your user experience may not be optimal.”

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Comments

  1. Jock says

    FAA should be praised for the selection of technology. It is great to see that they did not select “cool” way of doing it by writing an app that would require lengthy app store approval process and development for every platform.

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