AVIATION SAFETY ACTION PROGRAM (ASAP)
Meet Our ASAP Chair: Jan Wyatt
After cramming 4 years of college into 20, attending Purdue and OU, I finally graduated from UTA. Along the way I had met and married a cute boy, had two cute sons, and now have 5 really cute grand kids.
I never thought about being a flight attendant until I went to work for AA in 1995. I had several interesting jobs including CARE, Inflight Products, and Flight Service, but looking to escape the cubicle world, I decided to give flying a try. Who knew it would be so much fun?
In my spare time I enjoy traveling, photography, reading, and volunteer with Ronald McDonald House, and my church.
The Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) is a voluntary safety program that encourages you to voluntarily report safety data that may assist in the identification of actual or potential threats to safety. In addition to events involving CFR violations and procedural violations, safety related events may also be reported.
Here are some examples of safety events that should be submitted via the ASAP report rather than the Operational FA Report.
- Armed PAX not on paperwork or not provided with the proper documents by the agent
- Infants seated on the wrong side of the aircraft (depending on type of plane & exceptions)
- Minimum crew violations during boarding and deplaning
- PAX who fail to comply with the No Carry-On Baggage Program
- Agent removing the jet bridge adapter before being given the OK by the flight attendant
- PAX who refuse to turn off electronic devices
- FA not in jumpseat for take-off and/or landing
- Child restraint seats placed in an aisle seat or in front of or behind an exit row
- Unresolved PAX disturbance issues
- Unsecured galley cart
- FA leaving galley cart in aisle to return to galley during Inflight Service
- Minor children seated in the exit row
- Unaccompanied Minors without documents
- FA stepping off aircraft while PAX are onboard
Remember, ASAP is a safety program. It is not a punitive program. Reporting an event immediately before a passenger does, a dead-heading crew member, another FA working with you, or an unidentified FAA inspector flying on your plane, etc. protects your interests.
Refer to the yellow tab in your IPM which is the ASAP section or contact your AFA ASAP Chairperson Jan Wyatt (firstname.lastname@example.org) should you have any questions.