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Table C-16. FAA RD and T Funding ($000)

Table C-16. FAA RD and T Funding ($000)

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FAA RD&T Program FY 2005 Actual FY 2006 Enacted FY 2007 Request
Research, Engineering and Development 129,880 136,620 130,000
Improve Aviation Safety 104,886 96,040 88,162
Fire Research and Safety 6,525 6,182 6,638
Propulsion and Fuel Systems 7,115 5,741 4,048
Advanced Materials/Structural Safety 6,643 5,881 2,843
Atmospheric Hazards/Digital System Safety 4,086 3,407 3,848
Aging Aircraft 18,998 19,807 18,621
Aircraft Catastrophic Failure Prevention Research 1,107 3,307 1,512
Flight Deck/Maintenance/System Integration Human Factors 11,700 8,099 7,999
Aviation Safety Risk Analysis 8,571 4,883 5,292
Air Traffic Control/Airway Facilities Human Factors 9,391 9,557 9,654
Aeromedical Research 10,079 8,800 6,962
Weather Program Safety 20,671 20,376 19,545
Unmanned Aircraft Systems 0 0 1,200
Improve Efficiency 9,321 20,192 21,166
National Plan for Transformation of Air Transportation 5,059 17,919 18,100
Wake Turbulence 4,262 2,273 3,066
Reduce Environmental Impact 11,795 15,840 16,008
Environment and Energy 11,795 15,840 16,008
Mission Support 3,878 4,548 4,664
System Planning and Resource Management 516 1,189 1,234
William J. Hughes Technical Center Laboratory Facility 3,362 3,359 3,430
Facilities and Equipment 119,863 159,526 96,800
Advanced Technology Development and Prototyping 102,701 104,702 49,500
Plant (F) 17,162 16,929 17,200
Center for Advanced Aviation System Development 0 37,895 30,100
Airport Improvement Program 0 9,900 27,870
Airport Technology (T) 0 9,900 27,870
Operations 13,380 13,581 8,353
Commercial Space Transportation 110 75 125
Subtotal, R&D1 246,071 292,873 218,078
Subtotal, Technology Investment (T)2 0 9,900 27,870
Subtotal, Facilities (F)3 17,162 16,929 17,200
Total FAA 263,233 319,702 263,148

1 Composed of basic research (without specific application), applied research (for a specific need), and developmental research (design, development, and improvements of prototypes and processes).

2 Demonstration projects and other related activities associated with R&D.

3 Acquisition, design, and construction and repairs of all physical facilities for use in R&D.