The General Aviation Joint Safety Committee (formerly the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee) was launched in 1997 as part of the industry-government Safer Skies Initiative to improve aviation safety. The GAJSC works to improve general aviation (GA) safety through data-driven risk reduction efforts focused on education, training, and enabling new equipment in GA aircraft.
The GAJSC is a public-private partnership working to improve general aviation safety with the goal of reducing the GA fatal accident rate. The committee analyzes aviation safety data to identify emerging issues and develop mitigation strategies to address and prioritize safety issues. Participants include the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and industry stakeholders, including pilot organizations, flight instructors, mechanics, builders, and manufacturers. More information about the purpose, objectives, and composition of the committee is available in the GAJSC’s charter.
The GAJSC analyzes GA safety data to develop intervention strategies to prevent or mitigate problems associated with accident causes, called Safety Enhancements (SE). These SEs may include procedures, training, and equipment installations that, when implemented, may reduce the likelihood of accidents in the future.