The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the national civil aviation authority for the United States under the Department of Transportation. Spending forecasts enclosed in this market insight review only gross discretionary funding projections. Furthermore, for the purposes of this insight, there is a focus on the budget and where government spending offers the best opportunities for contractor revenue. The base year for actual spending used for this research is FY 2011, as that was the last complete year published for spending and contract information. Only the top five companies within this market are highlighted because the list of participants is simply too long (over 1,200) to catalog for this insight.