DoD Responsibilities on Federal Aviation
|Publication Date:||31 August 2018|
PURPOSE. This directive:
a. Reissues DoD Directive 5030.19 (Reference (a)).
b. Establishes DoD policy and assigns responsibilities under the statutory authorities, Executive orders, and policies relating to Federal Aviation matters cited in Enclosure 2.
c. Designates the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD(AT&L)), on behalf of the Secretary of Defense, to provide policy guidance and oversight of DoD interactions with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on all National Airspace System (NAS) matters.
d. Establishes and assigns responsibilities, in accordance with DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5105.18 (Reference (b)), for the DoD Policy Board on Federal Aviation (PBFA).
APPLICABILITY. This directive applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this directive as the "DoD Components").
b. Support the interagency partnership established in accordance with section 709 of Public Law 108-176 (Reference (e)) to plan and implement the future air transportation system for the United States and related international initiatives.
c. Ensure applicable DoD activities are aligned with NAS planning and development efforts for an efficient and cost effective development process while maintaining focus on the national security and homeland defense requirements of the United States, including responsibilities prescribed by Executive Order 11161 (Reference (f))
d. Ensure the DoD Components have sufficient access to airspace and the equipment necessary to meet worldwide operational, training, exercise, test, and evaluation requirements for peacetime, contingency, and wartime operations.
e. Support creation of appropriate international civil and military cooperation mechanisms in the interest of effective and efficient management of airspace systems.
f. Release airspace designated for military use to the FAA or to other air navigation service providers, as appropriate, when the airspace is not needed for military requirements.
g. Actively participate as members in U.S. Government delegations to international aviation, air traffic control, and airspace management forums.
h. Ensure operational and system interoperability among DoD, FAA, and global civil and military systems, except where unique military requirements, security, or other need-to-know issues require otherwise.
i. Ensure policies and procedures are in place to reduce the hostile use of navigation signals in compliance with part 245 of Title 32, Code of Federal Regulations (Reference (g)).