Video: How to file an ASAP Report

April 2, 2019 Admin 0

The Flight Safety Department has recorded a video to demonstrate the proper way to file an ASAP report. 

Please check out the video below and don’t forget to contact your flight safety representative if you have any further questions or concerns!!



ASAP Concerns

January 8, 2019 Admin 0

We wanted to update you on the status of the Tech Ops ASAP during the government shutdown in order to alleviate any concerns you might have.  If you have submitted an ASAP report in the last few weeks and you haven’t received a response from the Tech Ops ASAP Event Review Committee (ERC), do not be alarmed. The members that constitute the Tech Ops ASAP ERC represent the TWU/IAM, AA, and the FAA. For the interim of the federal government shutdown, the FAA will not be able to participate in the ASAP process. However, the TWU/IAM safety team and the … Read More...

Torqued: Your Certificate May Be On the Line for What You Don’t Record

July 9, 2018 Admin 0

The following article is from

A link to the original article can be found at the end of this post as well as on the Flight Safety Committee page.


Torqued: Your Certificate May Be On the Line for What You Don’t Record


Listen up, my fellow mechanics. How you record maintenance work just got a new focus, thanks to a recent NTSB decision that presents a potential new enforcement danger to your certificate.


A May 11, 2018 decision by the NTSB reinstating the FAA’s emergency revocation of a … Read More...

CLT Flight Safety Committee: New ASAP Bulletin and Reference Guide

June 7, 2018 Bud Brown 0


The Flight Safety Department has posted an ASAP Bulletin and a new reference guide to the Flight Safety Page. This information is also available on the ASAP JetNet page, the AMT homepage banner and has been released via crew talks (line maintenance only).

Please go to the Flight Safety Page and scroll down to view the new documents so as to familiarize yourself with the changes in ASAP.

Thank you!!…

CLT Flight Safety Committee Survey

November 11, 2017 Bud Brown 0


The CLT Flight Safety Committee is conducting a survey of our membership. We are asking you to take a couple of minutes to answer 2 quick questions that will help us serve our members better.

Please go here: and take the survey. It will literally take about 2 minutes of your time.

Your answers will be tabulated and we’ll let you know the results at a future date.

Thank You for your continued support!

CLT Flight Safety Committee…

Flight Safety Update: SAFO 17011, Runway Status Lights (RWSL), is now published.

October 27, 2017 John Hall 0


All personnel who taxi aircraft are affected by this new FAA release.

This SAFO serves to ensure that aircraft operators, pilots and airport personnel are aware of the installation, meaning, and use of Runway Status Lights (RWSLs).

The SAFO can be viewed by downloading the attached .pdf file or by clicking on the following link

Thank You and keep Safety First!

Flight Safety Committee

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IAM and AA Sign New ASAP Memorandum of Understanding

October 1, 2017 Admin 0


Today, the IAM and American Airlines signed a new MOU on the LUS ASAP program.  This new MOU fixes many of the problems we have had with the original ASAP program – most importantly, disciplinary action taken by the company against members who submit an ASAP report.

In August, General Chair Sean Ryan advised the company of our intention to shut down the ASAP program after 2 members were suspended and 1 was terminated over an ASAP submission.  Immediately following General Chair Ryan’s announcement, I was contacted by David Seymour, Senior Vice President, Tech Ops to discuss what can … Read More...

How Do I Get To ASAP?

September 5, 2017 Bud Brown 0

Safety is on everyone’s mind these days and a frequent question we get from Line and Heavy personnel is, “Just how do I file an ASAP report anyway? I don’t even know where to find ASAP!”

Well we’ve got the answers! Your Flight Safety Committee has put together a slide show/PowerPoint Presentation to illustrate exactly where to find ASAP in our various computer environments.

Go Here to download and watch the presentation!!

Flight Safety Spring 2016

May 15, 2016 Admin 0

-By John Hall, Flight Safety Director 

The FAA made a few changes in the past year that we should all be aware of. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta introduced a new Compliance Philosophy that is founded on risk-based decision making.

As stated in FAA Order 8000.373: “The FAA recognizes that some deviations arise from factors such as flawed procedures, simple mistakes, lack of understanding, or diminished skills. The Agency believes that deviations of this nature can most effectively be corrected through root cause analysis and training, education or other appropriate improvements to procedures or training programs for regulated entities, which are … Read More...