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Aviation Safety Management Systems

Aviation safety

Volpe’s Aviation Safety Management Systems Division provides systems engineering and analysis, operations research, and associated information technology expertise to enhance aviation operational safety. We provide technical and risk analysis expertise on aviation and aerospace safety issues.

Our team designs and develops aviation safety business processes, decision tools, and knowledge management systems. A large portion of our work is focused on designing, developing, and maintaining information systems used by Federal Aviation Administration aviation safety inspectors.


  • Safety and surveillance information management systems development: Integrate and align technology to support aviation safety, as well as business and organizational goals, utilizing the principles of systems safety and safety management systems (SMS).
  • Analysis and decision support: Assist in the effective use of resources, identification of trends, and risk management.
  • Safety standards, policies, and directives analysis and management: Identify alternatives, impacts, and risks of existing and proposed business processes, standards, and policies to enhance safety.
  • Safety studies and regulatory support: Conduct studies, develop prototypes, and support rulemaking to improve the safety of aviation systems.
Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2019