Aviation Safety Reporting System

January 31, 2007 - 9:29am

After discussing the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) with people involved in many different aspects of aviation, NASA has come to believe there are several misconceptions concerning the filing of reports. For example, a number of people thought that direct involvement was necessary to report an incident, and many expressed a belief that a person can submit only one ASRS report within a five-year period.

December 21, 2006 - 8:49am

NASA disclosed last month that flight crew, ground crew, air traffic controllers and others involved in aviation operations can now securely submit electronic reports to the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS). Previously, NASA required users to mail reports to the ASRS offices in California. For more information, visit http://asrs.arc.nasa.gov/forms_nf.htm.

December 6, 2006 - 9:07am

NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) recently marked its 30th anniversary. Established in 1975 under a memorandum of understanding with the FAA, the program has received more than 474,000 reports from flight crews, air traffic controllers, mechanics and others. According to ASRS officials, no reporter’s identity has been breached and no reporter has been prosecuted solely on the basis of the information reported.

October 12, 2006 - 8:41am

Callback, the monthly safety bulletin from the people who run NASA’s aviation safety reporting system, was 25 years old in July. In its 300 issues to date, Callback has published hundreds of lessons-learned by pilots, controllers, mechanics and others who have filed more than 600,000 ASRS reports since the program started in 1979. In celebrating a quarter century of publishing, the ASRS team praised the late Capt. Rex Hardy, decorated U.S.

October 11, 2006 - 5:06am

General aviation pilots who report weather encounters to NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) between April and September might receive a follow-up request to participate in a voluntary written survey. ASRS officials will use the survey to generate a special study to gain data for developing preventive measures.

September 26, 2006 - 11:16am

The FAA has reiterated its request that pilots submit information on wake turbulence encounters that occur in domestic RVSM airspace, including the U.S., offshore airspace and the San Juan flight information region, via the NASA-operated Aviation Safety Reporting System.

September 14, 2006 - 6:54am

According to the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS), pilots might expect to receive priority handling after telling ATC they have “minimum fuel,” but ATC is actually under no obligation to provide priority handling unless the pilot declares a “fuel emergency.” A recent ASRS report underscored the issue dramatically.