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VOLUME 15  faa safety team policies and procedures

CHAPTER 1  general information

Section 2  Definitions, Acronyms, and Abbreviations

15-1-2-1    GENERAL. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety Team (FAASTeam) uses terms, acronyms, and abbreviations not commonly used elsewhere in the Flight Standards Service (AFS).

A.    Purpose. This section defines terms, acronyms, and abbreviations commonly used by the FAASTeam in Volume 15 or in other FAASTeam documents and applications.

B.    Scope. This section is applicable to the FAASTeam and Volume 15.

15-1-2-3    TASK PREREQUISITES AND SIGNIFICANT INTERFACES.

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    Volume 1, Chapter 1, Section 2, Definitions.

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    Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 1, Definitions and Abbreviations.

15-1-2-5    BACKGROUND.

A.    General Rules.

1)    Acronym Rules. Acronyms and abbreviations are normally in all capital letters and with no punctuation marks.
2)    Plural Acronyms and Abbreviations. The plural usage of an acronym or abbreviation requires adding a lowercase letter “s” as a suffix to the term. For example, FAASTeam Program Manager is abbreviated “FPM,” while two FAASTeam Program Managers are abbreviated as “FPMs.”
3)    Possessive Use. The possessive usage of an acronym or abbreviation requires adding an apostrophe and lowercase letter “s” as a suffix to the term. For example, “the FAASTeam Program Manager’s work assignment” is abbreviated as “the FPM’s work assignment.”
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4)    Plural Possessive Use. The plural-possessive usage of an acronym or abbreviation requires adding a lowercase letter “s” followed by an apostrophe as a suffix to the term. For example, “and the FAASTeam Program Managers’ written comments” is abbreviated as “and the FPMs’ written comments.”

B.    Definitions.

1)    National FAASTeam Safety Products/Programs. Products/programs developed and/or approved by the National FAASTeam headquarters (HQ) policy branches and made available for use by FPMs and FAASTeam Representatives (REP) to achieve National FAASTeam Performance Plan (NPP) objectives. Examples are:
a)    Operations and Airworthiness safety promotion presentation PowerPoints (PPT), Webinars, safety streams, DVDs, videos, CDs, etc.
b)    Marketing items such as business cards, posters, brochure handouts, etc.
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2)    FAASTeam Industry Member (FIM). Any group or organization that has agreed to work with the National FAASTeam to promote Aviation Safety (AVS) issues and/or provide training of airmen on a national level and established by a Letter of Understanding (LOU) signed by both parties.
3)    FAASTeam Lead Representative (LREP). An individual that has applied, been accepted, and trained to be a member of the FAASTeam. FAASTeam LREPs provide support of FAASTeam safety programs and foster continual growth of a positive safety culture with the aviation community. In addition, FAASTeam LREPs lead other FAASTeam REPs in conducting activities in support of the FAASTeam mission.
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4)    FAASTeam Representative (REP). An individual that has applied, been accepted, and trained to be a member of the FAASTeam. FAASTeam REPs provide support to FAASTeam safety programs and foster continual growth of a positive safety culture with the aviation community.
5)    FAASTeam Program Manager (FPM). An aviation safety inspector (ASI), assigned to a field office, who holds the position description as an FPM and is primarily responsible for accomplishing the NPP objectives. FPMs primarily manage the FAA Safety Program and FAASTeam REPs based within their assigned field office district.
6)    FAASTeam Service Provider (FSP). Any individual, other than a FAASTeam LREP or REP, who elects to support the FAASTeam by providing equipment, facilities, and/or contributing services or expertise in support of the FAASTeam mission.
7)    National FAASTeam Performance Plan (NPP). A national document developed by the National FAASTeam Policy Branch that supports the FAA Safety Program by identifying national safety promotion and education goals and objectives. The NPP provides each region and field office with the minimum annual work program requirements for the FPMs.
8)    Local FAASTeam Products. A local product developed by the field office that supports the safety promotional initiatives identified within a field office district. A local manager review process should be incorporated to assure these products meet FAA branding requirements as well as exhibit professional quality. These products may be submitted to the National FAASTeam Branch (AFS-850) Manager for consideration and approval as a national product.
9)    Regional FAASTeam Point of Contact (RFPOC) or Point of Contact (POC). An individual assigned within a regional Flight Standards division (RFSD) to act as an interface between AFS-850 and the field offices for matters involving the FAASTeam.
10)    Safety Program Airman Notification System (SPANS). This Automation Application is located on the FAASTeam Web site at www.FAASafety.gov and allows the FAASTeam to alert airmen about safety events, seminars, informational notices, and other safety-related materials.
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Table 15-1-2A.  Acronyms and Abbreviations

AMT

Aviation Maintenance Technician

AVED

Aviation Education

FIM

FAASTeam Industry Member

FPM

FAASTeam Program Manager

FSP

FAASTeam Service Provider

LREP

Lead Representative

NPP

National FAASTeam Performance Plan

OARS

Operational Analysis Report Site

POC

Point of Contact

POR

Person of Responsibility

REP

Representative

RFPOC

Regional FAASTeam Point of Contact

RFSDM

Regional Flight Standards Division Manager

RSI

Regional Safety Initiatives

RT

Remedial Training

SAS

Safety Assurance System

SME

Subject Matter Expert

SMS

Safety Management System

SPANS

Safety Program Airman Notification System

SPAS

Safety Performance Analysis System

WINGS

Pilot Proficiency Program

15-1-2-7 through 15-1-2-17 RESERVED.