FAA approval's of the Alexandria Va.-based Air Charter Safety Foundation as an Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) manager last week set the stagefor a demonstration of the foundation’s new reporting system for on-demand charter operators.
ASAP allows employees of participating air carriers to personally report safety issues to management and the FAA, without fear that the information might be used to prosecute the reporter. Air-charter companies may not use the information against their employees.
The FAA’s current Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) allows safety reporters to remain anonymous. Two Minneapolis area charter provider companies will begin demonstrating ASAP under the guidance of the FAA's Minneapolis FSDO.