FAA extends safety reporting programme to include events relating to unmanned systems

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The FAA extended the Aviation Safety Reporting Program (ASRP) to UAS operators.

The FAA says this will ensure that the safety data that is collected will result in actionable information for the entire aviation community.

The FAA’s ASRP enables a non-punitive avenue for anonymous reporting. A report filed with NASA’s ASRS is considered by the FAA to be evidence of a constructive attitude. Therefore, even if a finding of a violation is made, a civil penalty or certificate suspension will not be imposed as long as:

  1. The violation was inadvertent and not deliberate;
  2. The violation did not involve a criminal offence, accident, or action under 49 U.S.C. § 44709, which discloses a lack of qualification or competency, which is wholly excluded from this policy;
  3. The person has not been found in any prior FAA enforcement action to have committed a violation of 49 U.S.C. subtitle VII, or any regulation promulgated there for a period of 5 years prior to the date of occurrence; and
  4. The person proves that, within 10 days after the violation, or date when the person became aware or should have been aware of the violation, he or she completed and delivered or mailed a written report of the incident or occurrence to NASA.

NASA’s  Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) will capture confidential reports, analyze the resulting aviation safety data and disseminate vital information to the aviation community.

(Source: https://www.unmannedairspace.info/latest-news-and-information/faa-extends-safety-reporting-programme-to-include-events-relating-to-unmanned-systems/)

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