Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: An airport is a location where aircraft take off and land and should consist of at least one surface (runway) that allows for that function.
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Abstract In 1938, the Civil Aeronautics Act transferred federal responsibilities for non-military aviation from the Bureau of Air Commerce to a new, independent agency, the Civil Aeronautics Authority. The legislation also gave the authority the power to regulate airline fares and to determine the routes that air carriers would serve. In 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt split the authority into two agencies, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) and the Civil...
Dates: 1917 - 1943