ASAP

May 2, 2014 - 1:10am

The Air Charter Safety Foundation’s aviation safety action program (Asap) is now available to operators based in the FAA’s Western Pacific region. The first charter operator to sign up for Asap on the West Coast is Van Nuys-based Jet Edge. A charter operator in the further reaches of that region–Guam–is also interested in joining Asap, according to ACSF president Bryan Burns. Other operators in California and Nevada have expressed interest as well, and efforts are under way to introduce the ASAP into the New England region, too.

June 10, 2013 - 2:05pm

When the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) rolled out its Aviation Safety Action Program (Asap) last August it began with just two operators to demonstrate the system’s viability. In mid-May, the foundation officially signed its sixth Great Lakes Region member, Priester Aviation, a Part 135 charter operator based at Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK).

May 2, 2011 - 6:20am

Air Wisconsin’s pilots dropped their participation in the company’s Aviation Safety Action Program (Asap) last month, following what ALPA leaders called interference by management “with the conduct and integrity of the program.” The union’s Air Wisconsin unit objected to what it called the forced resignation of a first officer of a Bombardier CRJ200 crew that accidentally penetrated restricted airspace above Washington, D.C.

November 30, 2010 - 7:08am

Comair and the International Association of Machinists (IAM) last month agreed to reinstate the Aviation Safety Action Program (Asap) for the ­company’s mechanics. Comair’s ­mechanics ­withdrew from the original Asap in July, after the IAM charged management with taking ­punitive action against employees who submitted voluntary incident reports under the program.

November 30, 2010 - 7:07am

Comair and the International Association of Machinists (IAM) last month agreed to reinstate the Aviation Safety Action Program (Asap) for the ­company’s mechanics. Comair’s ­mechanics ­withdrew from the original Asap in July, after the IAM charged management with taking ­punitive action against employees who submitted voluntary incident reports under the program.

September 22, 2010 - 8:03am

By the time you read this, I hope the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers (IAM), Comair and the FAA have reached agreement and reinstituted the maintenance Aviation Safety Action Program (Asap) at Comair. It’s a sad day indeed for air safety when a voluntary program with so much safety potential becomes the pawn in a labor-management disagreement and the FAA is unable or unwilling to mediate the dispute effectively.

June 30, 2009 - 10:33am

A DOT Inspector General audit of the FAA aviation safety action program (ASAP) said that while ASAP is a “potentially valuable safety tool, we found that the FAA’s ineffective implementation and inadequate guidance have allowed inconsistent use and potential abuse of the program.

May 28, 2009 - 10:32am

A recent DOT Inspector General audit of the FAA aviation safety action program (ASAP) said the agency is not realizing the full benefits of the program. ASAP is a joint FAA and industry program that allows aviation employees to self-report safety violations to air carriers and the FAA without fear of reprisal.

October 8, 2007 - 11:28am

The FAA’s Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) is designed to identify and correct dangerous operational situations that might not come to the attention of the agency or company management. The FAA introduced ASAP to pilots in 1996 in an effort to encourage them to disclose their errors and to identify the contributing factors.

 
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