"A test with such far-reaching impacts requires adequate
public education and outreach. Yet, the FAA did not make
presentations to the Santa Monica Airport Commission or to
communities living in the vicinity of the airport before the test
was initiated." Source: Conressman Henry
Unlike the FAA, which is not only the regulatory body for U.S.
aviation but also has direct responsibility for air traffic
control, the Australian government formed a separate corporation to
offer ATC services on that continent.