Federal Aviation Act in 1958, Pub. L. No. 85-726, 72 Stat. 731, codified at 49 U.S.C. ch. 1.
The Act created the Federal Aviation Agency (later the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)) and abolished its predecessor, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA). The FAA was empowered to oversee air-traffic control throughout the United States.