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AC 00-46F - Aviation Safety Reporting Program

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Aviation Safety Reporting Program
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This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for the submission of reports under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Safety Reporting Program (ASRP). The ASRP is a cooperative safety reporting program that invites pilots, controllers, flight attendants (F/A), maintenance personnel, dispatchers, and other users of the National Airspace System (NAS), or any other person, to report to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) actual or potential discrepancies and deficiencies in aviation safety. NASA serves as a third party to receive and process Aviation Safety Reports. Examples of operations covered by the program include departure, en route, approach, and landing operations and procedures; air traffic control (ATC) procedures and equipment; crew and ATC communications; aircraft cabin operations; aircraft movement on the airport; near midair collisions (NMAC); aircraft maintenance and recordkeeping; airport conditions or services; and unmanned aircraft operations. The effectiveness of this program in improving safety depends on the free, unrestricted flow of information from the users of the NAS. Based on information obtained from this program, the FAA will take corrective action as necessary to remedy defects or deficiencies in the NAS. The reports may also provide data for improving the current system and planning for a future system.