Under the Aviation Safety Reporting Program (“ASRP”), if an individual holding a mechanic or other airman certificate files an ASRP form or “report” within the time required, any sanction that may be imposed by the FAA in a subsequent enforcement action arising from the conduct identified in the ASRP report can be waived. The FAA publishes Advisory Circular 00-46 to provide guidance for taking advantage of the ASRP. When the FAA updated the ASRP advisory circular to Advisory Circular 00-46 version “E” it changed the language governing when an ASRP report must be filed. The new language has the potential to provide more opportunities for mechanics to take advantage of the ASRP.
For a discussion of the ASRP, the advisory circular’s new language and the implications for mechanics, please read my latest article on the subject: Changes To The Aviation Safety Reporting Program Increase Opportunities For Mechanics.