New ASAP Guidance Could Be Less Restrictive (Link)

FAA is working on draft no. 3 of its Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) advisory circular. Among the changes expected are more flexible data-collection goals, with a particular eye on encouraging more participation from the maintenance sector. ASAP reports are dominated by pilots and flight operations issues, largely because the goal of immediate reporting caters more to the flight environment, where errors are immediately obvious. On the maintenance side, issues often aren’t discovered for weeks or months, which can hamper reporting. The current AC, 120-66B, was issued in 2002. (Aviation International News)

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