The primary intent of the PEGASAS Project 25: General Aviation 2030—GA Exploratory Analysis team was to generate what the team has called “soft data” that would foster development of a Research and Development plan for General Aviation (GA). The motivation of the project was to provide topics of importance that the Federal Aviation Administration—and the GA community in general—should begin investigating soon so that, as developments are made in smaller, general aviation aircraft, the FAA and the GA community are better prepared to answer questions regarding the safe and efficient operations of GA in 2030. This report collects data and findings from two phases of effort—with emphasis on the second phase—and attempts to provide specific research objectives, along with additional descriptions of research topics, in a set of seven research areas. To refine the research objectives and to provide the additional descriptions, the team has engaged several Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from the GA industry, from NASA, and from the FAA via interviews.
Simon I. Briceno, William A. Crossley, Evan D. Harrison, Arpan Chakraborty, Mayank Bendarkar, Brandon Sells, Jacob Stickney, Zhenyu Gao, Po-Nien Lin, "Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility, and Sustainability: Project 25: GENERAL AVIATION 2030—GA EXPLORATORY ANALYSIS", September 2020, FAA Library