General Aviation
Joint Steering Committee


The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) is a public-private partnership working to improve general aviation safety. The GAJSC uses a data-driven, consensus-based approach to analyze aviation safety data and develop risk reduction efforts. The GAJSC’s goal is to reduce the GA fatal accident rate.

The goal for 2009-2018 was to reduce the fatal accident rate per 100,000 flight hours by 1% per year from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2018, with no more than 1 fatal accident per 100,000 flight hours by 2018. The baseline for the improvement metric was the three-year baseline average for calendar years 2007, 2008, and 2009 at 1.12 per 100,000 flight hours. This safety improvement goal was realized in 2018 when the fatal accident rate was 0.89 fatal accidents per 100,000 flight hours.

The preliminary GAJSC safety improvement goal for the 2020s is to continue the reduction of the fatal accident rate per 100,000 hours by 1% per year.

The GAJSC analyzes general aviation (GA) safety data to develop intervention strategies to prevent or mitigate problems associated with accident causes, called Safety Enhancements. Safety Enhancements may include procedures, training, and equipment installations that, when implemented, may reduce the likelihood of accidents in the future. Read more about the GAJSC’s safety enhancements:

Loss of Control Safety Enhancements          System Component Failure – Powerplant Safety Enhancements

CFIT Safety Enhancements 

FAA also maintains a complete list of the Safety Enhancement Topic of the Month on FAA’s Safety Briefing website.