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The Vision for AIR Transformation

Transparency is central to the success of AIR Transformation, our comprehensive approach to increasing efficiency and effectiveness. All stakeholders, both internal and external, need to know what AIR is doing and why.

In order to provide a holistic view and achieve full realization of AIR Transformation, AIR has developed a three-tiered strategic framework (see figure 1 below).

The Comprehensive Strategic Plan is part of a larger strategic framework that AIR has adopted. The first piece of that framework is AIR's Blueprint. The Blueprint is a high level messaging document. It describes AIR's case for change and our Vision for Transforming the Aircraft Certification Safety System. The CSP is the document that describes WHAT we need to achieve that transformed system. Finally, the Integrated Implementation Plan will be a roll-up of the different plans that capture HOW we will implement the strategy.

Figure 1

I. Blueprint: Strategic Vision

In March 2017, AIR published the Blueprint for AIR Transformation. This living document identifies the case for change, captures the strengths of earlier efforts, and builds on major initiatives underway. The Blueprint was developed in a collaborative manner and underwent review by various internal and external stakeholders.

II. Comprehensive Strategic Plan

In August 2018, AIR published the Comprehensive Strategic Plan (CSP). The CSP translates the Blueprint into a broad set of 10 initiatives and accompanying actions that, when fully implemented, will transform the Aircraft Certification Safety System. These initiatives touch every aspect of the System, from safety regulations and policies to how AIR and Industry must engage to achieve mutual objectives.

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III. Integrated Implementation Plan

In support of the CSP, the AIR workforce, Industry, international partners, and other FAA stakeholders will develop short-term implementation plans to drive the system towards the future vision. The resulting plans will be compiled into an Integrated Implementation Plan (IIP) to identify conflicts, cross-functional activities, and areas for cooperation.



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