FAA Introduces Mobile Site

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The FAA on Tuesday launched a new mobile version of its website, providing access to various features that are useful to pilots. The mobile version provides N-number lookup, airport status and delays, a library of Advisory Circulars, a locator to find the nearest Flight Standards District Office, and on-the-go wildlife-strike reporting. The site also provides access to FAA news and a link to the agency's full website. FAA Mobile works with iPhones, the iPad, many Android phones, and the Samsung Galaxy tablet, although not all operating systems are supported; click here for the full list of compatible devices.

The FAA said this new product is not an actual mobile application but a set of pages and services that have been optimized for viewing on mobile devices. FAA Mobile was created, the agency said, because mobile traffic to faa.gov grew from 1.5 million visits two years ago to 4.4 million in the last fiscal year. The mobile version was developed to "address this rising demand," the agency said.