Challenges and Research for an Evolving Aviation System – New Report

Decades of continuous efforts to address known hazards in the National Airspace System and to respond to issues illuminated by analysis of incidents and accidents have made commercial airlines the safest mode of transportation. Maintaining the safety of this system as it evolves will require integration of a wide range of safety systems and practices, some of which are already in place and many of which need to be developed.

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers a vision of an in-time aviation safety management system (IASMS), and identifies the research required in order for an IASMS to properly function. The report also identifies technical and economic challenges associated with the research needed for the creation of an IASMS.

Advance copies of In-Time Aviation Safety Management: Challenges and Research for an Evolving Aviation System will be available for reporters only beginning at noon EST on Wednesday, Jan. 17.  The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 18. To obtain a copy of the embargoed report, reporters should contact the National Academies’ Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or email