The Federal Aviation Administration came into existence as Federal Aviation Agency in the year 1958 when a bill seeking to create an independent agency to oversee the safe use of airspace was introduced into senate. The agency changed the name to Federal Aviation Administration in 1967 after the formation of the Department of Transportation. The federal Aviation Administration is tasked with the challenge of providing an efficient and safe aerospace system and ensuring the efficient use of the national airspace. The increased growth of the aviation industry saw the automation of the FAA's operations. The corporate offices of the company are located at Washington DC.