New resources will be added as they become available.
- Blank University Nomination Letter (Required for Project Plan Proposal submission)
- FAA Challenge Quad Chart Template (Required for Technical Paper)
- FAA Strategic Plan FY2019-2022
- FAA Reauthorization Act 2018
- FAA Administrator's Fact Book - June 2019
- Digitalist - Emerging Technology In The Airline Industry
- Flying with Impairments: Improving Airline Practices by Understanding the Experiences of People with Disabilities
Frequently Asked Questions
Please direct inquiries to the FAA Challenge Program team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Q&A session was held for teams on October 24, 2019. Documents related to the session can be viewed below:
- FAA Challenge Q&A Session Webinar Slides
- FAA Challenge Q&A Session Audio
- FAA Challenge Q&A Session Summary Document (Including questions asked on-call)
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Eligibility is limited to students from colleges and universities in the United States. Additionally, all team members, including all faculty advisors and students, must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
Yes. Team members, including all faculty advisors and students, must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
All submissions remain the property of the team.
Yes, you can still submit it to the Challenge. However, your ideas will be presented in summary at a public conference during the FAA Challenge Forum. Teams will retain full ownership of their ideas.
For most submissions, this will not be required. If your proposal includes collecting data on human subjects in a study, or putting people medically at-risk, then you would need to submit your study for IRB review through your university after you are selected as a finalist for the FAA Challenge. If IRB review is required, the FAA will need to receive a copy of the approval along with the final Technical Paper.
AV Capabilities will include a projector and a screen for Oral Presentations/Tech Demos. Teams will submit oral presentation files via the online submission form, and program staff will pre-load presentations onto a laptop. There will also be a slide advancer and outlets available for teams.
If your team requires any additional capabilities beyond this, please email the FAA Challenge Program Team.
The entire FAA Challenge Steering Committee will be present, as well as the other two competing teams’ members and NIA staff. There may also be other FAA/DoT representatives interested in viewing presentations in the room.