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Integrated Aviation Systems program cover graphic showing the different types of aircraft being currently worked on. X-59, X-66, GE and magniX electric aircraft, X-57 and unmanned aircraft.
In this photo, NASA’s X-59 aircraft is shown at sunrise at the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Palmdale, California. Open desert can be seen behind the aircraft. The X-59’s design features a long nose, approximately one-third of the aircraft’s nearly 100-foot length, swept-back wings, and an engine mounted on top and toward the rear of the fuselage.
Three artist illustrations of aircraft that are a part of NASA’s Integrated Aviation Systems Program. The X-66 on top, magniX on the middle right and the GE on the bottom.

Integrated Aviation Systems Program

The Integrated Aviation Systems Program (IASP) conducts flight-oriented, system-level research and technology development to effectively mature and transition advanced aeronautic technologies into future air vehicles and operational systems.

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Lee Noble


Kate McMurtry

Integrated Aviation Systems Program Leadership

Learn more about the leadership for the Integrated Aviation Systems Program.

Lee Noble, Director, Integrated Aviation Systems program

Lee Noble


Kate M. McMurtry, Deputy Director for the Integrated Aviation Systems Program.

Kate McMurtry

Deputy Director

IASP Projects

IASP pursues its research goals across these projects.

X-56 ground vibration test.

Flight Demos and Capabilities (FDC)

This project conducts complex and integrated flight research demonstrations in support of ARMD programs. FDC also operates, sustains and enhances the specific flight research and test capabilities – from test and support aircraft to a full test range – needed to achieve technical goals in ARMD’s Strategic Plan, other NASA mission directorate activities and national strategic needs.

Illustration of a supersonic X-plane flying over land (suburb).

Low Boom Flight Demonstrator (LBFD)

The Low Boom Flight Demonstrator (LBFD) project oversees the development of the X-59 research aircraft, which will use quiet supersonic technologies to fly over communities as part of the Quesst Mission. The project will demonstrate a sonic boom with greatly reduced noise in order to pave the way for commercial supersonic flight over land.

NASA illustration of an advanced subsonic aircraft with an electrified aircraft propulsion system

Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration (EPFD)

The EPFD project conducts ground and flight tests of electrified aircraft propulsion (EAP) technologies to enable a new generation of electric-powered aircraft. NASA is collaborating with industry partners to demonstrate these technologies by using existing aircraft that will be flown with EAP systems and components.

Illustration of three futuristic concept aircraft in flight.

Sustainable Flight Demonstrator (SFD)

The purpose of the Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project is to engage with industry, academia, and other government organizations to identify, select, and mature key airframe technologies, such as new wing designs, that have a high probability of transition to the next generation single-aisle seat class airliner. NASA and Boeing will partner to produce a demonstrator aircraft.

Quesst Mission

Interested in flying to your next destination in half the time? NASA's Quesst mission is to lead a government-industry team to collect data that could make commercial supersonic flight over land possible, dramatically reducing air travel time in the United States or anywhere in the world. The centerpiece of the mission is the X-59 aircraft.

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Artist illustration of the X-59 in flight over land against bright blue skies.

Integrated Aviation Systems Program Aircraft Overview

These aircraft are part of NASA’s Integrated Aviation Systems Program, which conducts research on concepts and technologies that benefit the aviation community and flying public.

Integrated Aviation Systems Program Aircraft Overview

Other Aeronautics topics

Artist illustration of the X-59 in flight over a surbuban neighborhood.

Research about flying faster than the speed of sound.

Aerospace Cognitive Engineering Lab Rapid Automation Test Environment; (ACEL-RATE) in N262 showing out-the-window views of San Francisco for UAM UTM Ride Quality Simulation project.

Stories about pioneering the frontiers of 21st century flight.

The Moog SureFly aircraft hovers above Cincinnati Municipal Airport during an acoustic hover test.

All about new ways to get from here to there in the air.

In this image, captured using data from a wind-tunnel test, the red and orange areas represent higher drag, and the green and bl

Learn about research to make aviation more sustainable.

Airplane outside it's gate at the airport.

Read about how NASA is opening up the sky for all.