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NASA National Aviation Operations Monitoring Service (NAOMS) Information Release
 
Updated Oct. 28, 2009
› GAO Aviation Safety Report (March 2009)
› Review of the National Aviation Operations Monitoring Service From the NASA Inspector General, March 31, 2008 (595 Kb PDF)
› National Research Council Press Release on NAOMS, Oct. 28, 2009

Updated Sept. 30, 2008
NAOMS Survey Responses and Supporting Documents

This website has been updated as part of NASA’s continuing effort to release more and higher fidelity NAOMS information. It contains 26,170 air carrier and 4,981 general aviation (including rotorcraft) pilot survey responses collected as part of the NAOMS project between April 2001 and December 2004.

As with previous releases of NAOMS information, NASA has taken the necessary redaction steps to ensure that both the anonymity and confidentiality promised to pilots have been maintained and that no commercial confidential information is released.

NOTE: The responses contained herein, and the methodology used to acquire them, have not been peer-reviewed to date. Accordingly, no product of the NAOMS project, including the survey methodology, the survey responses, and any analysis of the responses, should be viewed or considered at this stage as having been validated.

Updated June 20, 2008
In response to recommendations that NASA post research papers associated with the NAOMS project to the web, NASA is making available "Beyond Error Reporting Toward Risk Assessment" by Irving Statler of NASA's Ames Research Center, Rowena Morrison of Battelle Memorial Institute and Loren Rosenthal of Battelle Memorial Institute.

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Updated May 13, 2008
Following the completion of the NAOMS postings to this website on February 6, 2008, NASA proceeded to the next review phase of the NAOMS survey responses in order to allow for further release of previously redacted information. To this end, the NASA associate administrator chartered a NAOMS Information Release Advisory Panel (2008) to make recommendations relating to the additional release of NAOMS information. This charter also identified project team leaders to implement the panel's recommendations. This effort is referred to as "Phase 2" of the NAOMS information release.

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Updated April 30, 2008
In a response to recommendations that NASA post research papers associated with the NAOMS project to the Web, NASA is making available "The Aviation System Monitoring and Modeling (ASMM) Project: A Documentation of its History and Accomplishments: 1999-2005" by Irving Statler of NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.

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Updated Jan. 14, 2008 with survey responses in Microsoft Office Excel format.
Updated Feb. 6, 2008 with an additional 407 air carrier survey responses; an additional 701 general aviation rotorcraft survey responses; Sections A-C and updates to section D of the outlier air carrier survey responses; updated raw air carrier survey responses files sorted by year; survey questionnaires posted on the survey response pages; an updated survey response redaction summary, and NAOMS project presentations and associated documentation.

A letter from Administrator Michael Griffin to NASA employees on NAOMS

Dec. 31, 2007

This Web site contains responses collected from the air carrier and general aviation pilot surveys as part of the NASA National Aviation Operational Monitoring Service (NAOMS) project from April 2001 through December 2004. Relevant information is contained in the accompanying documentation. In the interest of timeliness, this first release is by nature conservative to ensure the responses do not contain confidential commercial information or information that could compromise the anonymity of individual pilots. Efforts will be made in 2008 to release additional NAOMS information that was redacted for this release.

NOTE: The responses contained herein, and the methodology used to acquire them, have not been peer-reviewed to date. Accordingly, no product of the NAOMS project, including the survey methodology, the survey responses, and any analysis of the responses, should be viewed or considered at this stage as having been validated.

For questions on the information contained in this site, please contact J.D. Harrington at j.d.harrington@nasa.gov

NAOMS Reference Report: Concepts, Methods, and Development Roadmap
A technical report prepared by Battelle Memorial Institute for NASA. This report summarizes the methodological development work that was done on the NAOMS project from 1998 to early 2007 by Battelle and its subcontractors under NASA contract NNA05AC07C. The survey used for the air carrier pilots can be found in Appendix 11, and the survey used for the general aviation pilots can be found in Appendix 12.

NOTE: The General Aviation survey version provided in the above link is out of date. The most recent version of the survey used for the general aviation pilots can be found on the General Aviation Survey Responses page.

NASA Memorandum Establishing the Formation of the NAOMS Information Release Review Panel
The Memorandum of November 19, 2007, from NASA Administrator Michael Griffin to Bryan O’Connor, Chief, Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, directing the formation of a panel to advise the administrator on the release of the NAOMS information

NAOMS Survey Response Redaction Summary (Updated Feb. 6, 2008)
A summary listing the redaction strategies applied to the survey responses, the rationale, and the particular fields affected; as well as the various categories used to generalize the information

NAOMS Survey Responses (Updates and Additions, Feb. 6, 2008)
The redacted responses collected from surveys of air carrier and general aviation pilots between April 2001 and December 2004. This includes 26,169 responses to the air carrier pilot surveys (which now includes the 407 misfiled responses) and 4,748 responses to the general aviation pilot surveys (which now includes the 701 rotorcraft responses). In addition, a portion of the actual or raw responses from both surveys is included to show the breadth and scope of the pilot community surveyed and the types of aircraft flown. This information has been disaggregated from the parent survey responses.

NAOMS Project Presentations and Associated Documents (Added Feb. 6, 2008)
The NAOMS project presentations and associated documents from 1998 to 2005 are posted here.

These presentations and associated documents were generated during the course of the project by the NAOMS project team, and do not represent a final or formal output.

Transcript from the Dec. 31, 2007 Media Teleconference