What happens to a report once it is submitted to ASAP?
Upon receipt of the report, a unique identification number will be assigned to that event report. To maintain confidentiality, the individual’s name and other personal information will be expunged from the event report. The reporter will receive one of the following responses from the ERC:
- ASAP reports accepted into the program receive a minimum of two separate responses from the ERC: 1) an acknowledgment of receipt, and 2) a description of the corrective action and resulting administrative closure.
- ASAP reports rejected from the program receive a minimum of two separate responses from the ERC: 1) an acknowledgment of receipt, and 2) the reason the report was excluded from the program.
The report is also forwarded by ASAP to NASA for confidential participation in the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS). The Space Act Agreement with NASA describes the limitations and restrictions placed on confidential data and information provided ASRS under ASAP. Activities under ASAP support NASA’s Aeronautics Enterprise and its goal of improved safety in global civil aviation.