FAA's statement on drone spotted near Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, NC: 'We are aware that there was a drone sighting Thursday. Our pilot contacted the FAA who reported it to police. They are both investigating the incident.' - @NBCNews
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the national aviation authority of the United States. An agency of the United States Department of Transportation, it has authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of American civil aviation. The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the organization under the name Federal Aviation Agency. The agency adopted its current name in 1966 when it became a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.