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Aircraft Certification Service (AIR)


AIR Transformation is the Aircraft Certification Service's (AIR) comprehensive approach to becoming more efficient and effective. Read more about AIR's overall, long-term strategy for implementing this approach.

AIR Transformation

Refresh certification strategy

  • Ensure appropriate support of standards activities
  • Minimize unnecessary involvement in critical path
  • Implement risk-based systems oversight

Invest in management systems to improve performance

  • Measure performance with goals and targets
  • Improve governance and operating norms
  • Invest in new tools and infrastructure

Improve organization and invest in our people

  • Adapt organization to execute on certification strategy
  • Invest in people and build skills to empower the workforce of the future

Change management

Help organization embrace holistic transformation by creating clear communication channels with our people

Industry commitments

Embrace systems safety with a compliance culture, engage FAA early on innovation, and work with FAA on performance management

To achieve the strategic vision described in A Blueprint for AIR Transformation, AIR is:

These outcomes must be supported by two key foundational elements:

Last updated: Friday, November 19, 2021