AMRDEC: Aviation Engineering Directorate
The Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED) delivers responsive airworthiness solutions throughout the system life cycle, and sustains the leadership and engineering expertise necessary to provide valued products to aviation customers. The AED serves as the airworthiness authority for the Army Aviation Enterprise. The AED comprises approximately 800 civilian and contractor engineering professionals delivering responsive airworthiness solutions throughout the system life cycle.
As the delegated airworthiness authority for U.S. Army aircraft, the AED serves the Army customer base including the Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Command, the Program Executive Office for Aviation, and the Army Special Operations Aviation community. The AED serves as the Army airworthiness interface with the FAA and other services. AED serves as National Airworthiness Council (NAC) Army Principal. AED prepares, supports, and maintains airworthiness aeronautical design standards.