SCAUWG – Affiliated Members

Affiliated Members - Moving Forward Together to Make Our Airspace the Safest Possible

As this page is currently under construction we invite you to please return here often.  Soon, all of our affiliated members will be acknowledged and recognized for the valuable services they provide to our community.   


FAA Western Service Center

SCAUWG greatly appreciates the long standing association with the FAA Western Service Center, which has proven over the many years to be a rewarding relationship that compliments each other's goals, and yields results that equate to the safest possible Southern California airspace environment.

The role of the Service Center is to provide shared services which promote standardization of processes, efficiency, and effectiveness which achieve results for the service units: Air Traffic Services, Technical Operations, and System Operations. The shared services model brings people together with similar expertise, allows sharing of ideas, collaboration to improve processes, and enhances communication and sharing of resources.

Each Service Center is comprised of five groups, Administrative Services, Business Services, Planning and Requirements, Operations Support, and Quality Control. The service centers provide the link between headquarters technical programs and their integration in the operations environment.

The work accomplished by the FAA's Western Service Center is invaluable, and currently via their personal one on one assistance, by forward thinking management, the SCAUWG message that details the very important goals for LA TAC Chart revision is being escalated.


NBAA - National Business Aviation Association

Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 11,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. NBAA has also contributed recognized standards for airport Noise abatement standards Read More Here For much more information about all of what NBAA does click: Read More Here For a list of NBAA Calendared events Click HERE



The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association (PHPA) was formed in the mid-1960’s and has a long history of volunteers who recognized the need for an organization that would help guarantee the strength of our industry for years to come.

The PHPA MISSION STATEMENT reads like this:  Promote safety and understanding among helicopter pilots, Coordinate efforts towards improving communications, methods of operation within the airspace system, or any other area that will contribute to the safety and education of all pilots, Provide a forum for identifying and seeking resolution to local problems of interest to the membership, Promote community relations between the public and the helicopter industry.

Moreover the PHPA is concerned with the total helicopter aviation experience.  They, as well as SCAUWG, focus upon acquiring the best charting resources for their aviation goals.  The PHPA current list of suggested chart improvements are able to be accessed under AIRSPACE>Proposed Chart Changes>LA Helicopter Chart.  A common thread between both SCAUWG and the PHPA might be the future publishing of a hybrid chart, that combines the best features of both the Helicopter Chart and the TAC.

Many airports today are facing noise issues ostensibly propelled by local citizen groups.  Both SCAUWG and PHPA take these issues very seriously.  PHPA has developed a series of in-flight helicopter "HOTSPOTS."  The PHPA has created this HotSpot system that lets them work hand-in-hand with the community regarding concerns about helicopter related noise.  You can access this list of HotSpots under IN FLIGHT HOT SPOTS on the SCAUWG menu bar.

You can find out more about the PHPA HERE.



As a result of the 1986 Cerritos DC9 mid-air disaster, local aviation community governments, airport operators, pilots and other airspace users organized as a group under the auspices of the Southern Association of Governments to work with the FAA on making the LA Basin airspace a viable resource to the community. That Group was SCAUWG, and SCAUWG has been operating under the auspices of SCAG ever since.

Founded in 1965, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is a Joint Powers Authority under California state law, established as an association of local governments and agencies that voluntarily convene as a forum to address regional issues. Under federal law, SCAG is designated as a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and under state law as a Regional Transportation Planning Agency and a Council of Governments.

The SCAG region encompasses six counties (Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura) and 191 cities in an area covering more than 38,000 square miles. The agency develops long-range regional transportation plans including sustainable communities strategy and growth forecast components, regional transportation improvement programs, regional housing needs allocations and a portion of the South Coast Air Quality management plans. In 1992, SCAG expanded its governing body, the Executive Committee, to a 70-member Regional Council to help accommodate new responsibilities mandated by the federal and state governments, as well as to provide more broad-based representation of Southern California’s cities and counties. With its expanded membership structure, SCAG created regional districts to provide for more diverse representation. The districts were formed with the intent to serve equal populations and communities of interest. Currently, the Regional Council consists of 86 members.

In addition to the six counties and 191 cities that make up SCAG’s region, there are six County Transportation Commissions that hold the primary responsibility for programming and implementing transportation projects, programs and services in their respective counties. Additionally, SCAG Bylaws provide for representation of Native American tribes and Air Districts in the region on the Regional Council and Policy Committees.

Currently, SCAG is reconvening its Aviation Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC). SCAUWG members are invited to participate and review shared interests.  You can learn more about SCAG HERE.