General Aviation Joint Steering Committee

The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) was launched in 1997 as part of the industry-government Safer Skies Initiative to improve aviation safety. Revitalized in 2011, the GAJSC works to improve general aviation safety through data-driven risk reduction efforts focused on education, training, and enabling new equipment in general aviation aircraft.

The GAJSC analyzes aviation safety data to identify emerging issues and develop mitigation strategies to address and prioritize safety issues. GAJSC participants include the Federal Aviation Administration 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 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 GAJSC analyzes 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.

GAJSC Charter

GAJSC Charter Mar. 2016 (134 downloads)