About the FAASTeam

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FAASTeam Mission Statement
Lower the Nation’s aviation accident rate by conveying safety principles and practices through training, outreach, and education; while establishing partnerships and encouraging the continual growth of a positive safety culture within the aviation community.

The FAASTeam logo connotes safety of flight and conveys the concept that the FAASTeam is part of the FAA, implying we are authoritative, and suggests we are approachable by the aviation community.
"As the educational outreach arm of the FAA, the FAASTeam is committed to serving the General Aviation community, and making our skies even safer.
-- Patricia Mathes, FAA Safety Team National Manager
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What makes the FAASTeam unique?

FAASTeam Organizational Structure
To fulfill its mission, the FAA’s Safety Program has a National FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) staff with assigned personnel holding positions such as Safety Liaison Team (SLT) Leads. FAASTeam Program Managers (FPM) are located at Flight Standards District Offices (FSDO). The National FAASTeam develops the National FAASTeam Performance Plan (NPP) as well as national policy and guidance. FSDOs utilize assigned FPMs to accomplish the NPP and achieve the FAA’s safety program goals.
FAASTeam Process for Planning to Reduce Accidents
The National FAASTeam develops standardized safety interventions for General Aviation (GA), and supports other safety initiatives such as UAS, Next-Gen, Runway Safety and the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) Safety Enhancements, etc. These are included in the FAASTeam National Performance Plan (NPP). In addition, there is flexibility built into the program that affords the FPMs the ability to innovate locally, and respond to localized safety issues through:
  • Accident/incident reports involving airmen from the area
  • Hazards identified by FAA Inspectors at local Flight Standards District Offices
  • Information from the local aviation community
FAASTeam Tools
FAASTeam program management applies a Safety Risk Management approach, using system safety principles, risk prioritization, and new technology concepts. The FAASTeam uses system safety techniques to shift the safety culture towards the reduction of aviation accidents.
Relationships with the Aviation Community
The FAASTeam teams up with individuals and the aviation industry to create a unified effort against accidents and move the safety culture in a positive direction.
  • FAASTeam Members
    A FAASTeam Member is anyone who makes a conscious effort to promote aviation safety and become part of the shift in safety culture. To become a member:
    • Sign-up at FAASafety.gov and take part in all it has to offer.
    • Pilots – participate in our new WINGS - Pilot Proficiency Program
    • Mechanics – participate in the new automated AMT Awards Program
    • Attend live FAASTeam events in your area
    • Attend webinars online
  • FAASTeam Representatives
    Aviation safety volunteers who wish to work closely with FAASTeam Program Managers (FPM) and local aviation communities to actively promote safety may be designated as FAASTeam Representatives. FPMs train these volunteers provide them with equipment and materials.
  • FAASTeam Industry Members
    The FAASTeam has guidelines for the establishment of Industry Members. They are companies or associations of people that have a stake in aviation safety. These guidelines describe how these groups and the FAASTeam can formalize their desires to promote aviation safety together.
We invite you to join the FAASTeam at whatever level is right for you.
Together, as a team, we can make a difference by reducing aviation accidents!