What is the purpose of ASAP?

The purpose of the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) is to assist in preventing accidents and incidents and to enhance FAR compliance. This is achieved through a voluntary, self-reporting system, available to American Airlines employees assigned to maintenance duties by American Airlines and to events occurring while acting in that capacity. ASAP is based on the principles of identification and corrective action and offers an alternative to traditional FAA legal enforcement and Company disciplinary action. Any possible FAR violations or potential safety of flight concerns, which meet the program reporting criteria, may be reported and will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

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