Aviation Safety Action Programs (ASAPs)
T-SAP is modeled after the very successful Aviation Safety Action Programs (ASAPs) used in the aviation industry. Over sixty-nine (69) aviation companies have operating ASAP programs. ASAP can be traced back to the early 1970s and a voluntary safety reporting program at United Airlines. ASAPs use employee input to identify significant safety concerns and issues; operational deficiencies; non-compliance with regulations; deviations from company policies and procedures; and unusual safety events. In partnership with each participating aviation organization, employee labor organizations, and the FAA, each ASAP report is analyzed and corrective actions determined based on a non-disciplinary approach to improving safety.