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U.S. National Aviation Safety Plan

Amidst an ever-changing operating environment, the United States continues our steadfast commitment to pursue the highest levels of safety in the National Airspace System and contribute to global efforts to improve aviation safety. We recognize that aviation safety is a result of the combined efforts of all aviation stakeholders, both public and private. Across the U.S. Government, a number of departments and agencies play a role in establishing, maintaining, and overseeing civil aviation safety.

The United States is committed to the management and continual improvement of our national civil aviation safety in accordance with the State Safety Policy and Objectives published in the U.S. SSP document. The United States has created the National Aviation Safety Plan (NASP) in order to fulfill the goals and targets outlined in ICAO’s Global Aviation Safety Plan by communicating clearly to all stakeholders the U.S. Government’s strategies for improving national civil aviation safety and providing this compendium as a resource to access more information about these strategies, initiatives, and programs. 

The U.S. NASP provides information on the U.S. National Airspace System and its operational picture as well as the strategic direction for the management of aviation safety. The NASP outlines the areas in which the U.S. Government is targeting civil aviation-related resources, and helps inform aviation stakeholders of U.S. priority areas for the management of civil aviation safety.

Last updated: Thursday, September 15, 2022