Friday, November 27, 2020
Cabin Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP)
What is Cabin ASAP?
The American Airlines Cabin Aviation Safety Action Program (Cabin ASAP) is designed for Flight Attendants to report and the Company to identify and correct specific safety issues at American Airlines. The program provides a voluntary, cooperative, and non-punitive environment for the open self-reporting of cabin safety concerns. Through such reporting, valuable information is learned that may not otherwise be obtainable.
The objective of the Cabin ASAP Program is to promote safety. How we accomplish this objective is by identifying cabin safety concerns. Learning what Flight Attendants experience out on the line is the best tool for improving safety.
Cabin ASAP promotes safety through the following essential steps:
- Identifying hazards (most critical)
- Analyzing risks
- Accomplishing corrective solutions
- Validating and verifying effectiveness
- Educating and increasing employee awareness
- Measuring overall system performance
- Ensuring a continuing system of accountability
Flight Attendants are first and foremost safety professionals, and we encounter situations daily that test the effectiveness of the policies and procedures we are taught. Through Flight Attendant experience and concerns, improvements can be made to make our jobs, ourselves, and our airline safer.
APFA encourages Flight Attendants to submit all safety concerns into the ASAP Program. The more data that is gathered, the more systemic issues can be identified and fixed.
Our jobs have changed so much, and we all find ourselves struggling to stay in the ‘green zone’ at times- report those challenges that you have faced, and be an essential part of our safety culture. Read more about the ASAP program on the Safety and Security section of the APFA Website.
APFA Cabin ASAP Event Review Committee Member
APFA National Safety & Security Chair