The Airspace Operations and Safety Program (AOSP) works with the Federal Aviation Administration, industry and academic partners to conceive and develop Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) technologies to further improve the safety of current and future aircraft as they move through the National Airspace System.
The Airspace Operations and Safety Program divides its research portfolio into three projects.
Air Mobility Pathfinders (AMP)
NASA’s vision for Air Mobility Pathfinders is to help emerging aviation markets to safely develop an air transportation system that moves people and cargo between places previously not served or underserved by aviation – local, regional, intraregional, and urban locations.
The Air Traffic Management – eXploration project will transform the air traffic management system to safely accommodate the growing demand of new air vehicles to enter the airspace to perform a variety of missions.
The transformation of aviation to make flight more efficient and accessible, even as the global demand for air transportation services steadily increases, will require new research tools, innovative technologies, and operational methods. Enabling this to be done safely is the System-Wide Safety project's goal.
The Airspace Operations and Safety Program (AOSP) works to improve the safety of current and future aircraft as they move through the National Airspace System. Watch the videos to learn more about AOSP.
AOSP leaders and subject matter experts produce a quarterly newsletter detailing technical achievements, research highlights, and other news about the program. Read them here.
Find opportunities to collaborate with NASA’s aeronautical innovators and/or contribute to their research to enable new and improved air transportation systems.
ARMD Strategic Vision
The Strategic Implementation Plan sets forth the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate vision for aeronautical research aimed at the next 25 years and beyond. Read this important document here.
NASA Aeronautics Research Institute
The NASA Aeronautics Research Institute promotes innovation in aeronautics across a broad spectrum of aeronautical challenges in the nation’s air transportation system. Learn about them here.
NASA Advisory Council Aeronautics Committee
The NASA Advisory Council's aeronautics committee advises the agency's leadership on strategic plans, programs, and other matters pertinent to aeronautics research. Public input at meetings is welcome. Read more here.
Aeronautics STEM & Learning Resources
Explore hands-on activities, interactive lesson plans, educator guides, and other downloadable content about aeronautics.
Aeronáutica en español
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