The Federal Aviation Administration's Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) is transforming to become a more agile, efficient, and effective organization that can better respond to the dynamic aviation environment and continue to serve our stakeholders. The Blueprint for AIR Transformation (March 2017) presented AIR's strategic vision of our transformed state. This Comprehensive Strategic Plan (CSP) translates that vision into a set of 10 initiatives and supporting actions that will guide our work. It also defines expected outputs of the initiatives.
Historically, AIR has used a bottom-up approach to planning. While this approach resulted in many innovative concepts and successful process improvements, it did not allow us to connect those ideas across the service or transform our system in a coordinated manner. This new approach to strategic planning will allow us to better leverage the great ideas across our organization and speed our progress toward Transformation. The CSP provides the framework by which AIR will identify and prioritize actions to advance our organization and processes. These actions will be captured in and coordinated through an Integrated Implementation Plan (IIP).
The CSP represents our first step in a longer journey toward a stronger strategic planning capability. As we continue to learn and mature our planning processes and metrics, we will assess and evolve the CSP initiatives and the supporting IIP.