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.
IASP pursues its research goals across these projects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.