VOLUME 15 FAA SAFETY TEAM POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 8 SAFETY AWARDS AND INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
Section 6 FAASTeam Aviation Safety Award and FAASTeam Certificate of Appreciation
A. Purpose. This section describes the procedures for issuing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety
Team (FAASTeam) Aviation Safety Award and/or FAASTeam Certificate of Appreciation.
B. Scope. The FAASTeam Program Manager (FPM) will promote and manage the FAASTeam Aviation Safety Award/FAASTeam
Certificate of Appreciation for their assigned Flight Standard District Office’s (FSDO) Area of Responsibility (AOR). The Safety Liaison
Team (SLT) Leads will promote and manage the FAASTeam Aviation Safety Award/FAASTeam Certificate of Appreciation for FSDO AORs that do not have
FPMs assigned. The Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem (PTRS) is used to record these activities.
15-8-6-3 TASK PREREQUISITES AND SIGNIFICANT INTERFACES.
A. PTRS Activity Codes.
1) Operations: 1923.
2) Maintenance: 3923.
3) Avionics: 5923.
B. Significant Interfaces. This task requires coordination with the following organizations or individuals:
• The aviation community including groups,
associations, and air agencies;
• Flight Standards General Aviation (GA) Safety
• FAASTeam Representatives (REP);
• Media/FAA Office of Public Affairs (APA); and
• State aviation departments.
C. Automation Tools:
• National FAASTeam Knowledge Services Network
• FAASTeam website at
• Safety Performance Analysis System (SPAS); and
• Enhanced Flight Standards Automation System (eFSAS).
1) Legal References. [Reserved]
2) Regulatory References. [Reserved]
3) Procedural Guidance (current editions):
a) FAA Order
Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem.
b) PTRS Procedures Manual (PPM).
4) Additional Guidance. [Reserved]
• FAA Form 8000-36, Program Tracking and Reporting
System Data Sheet.
• FAASTeam Aviation Safety Award, located on the
National FAASTeam KSN site.
• FAASTeam Certificate of Appreciation, located on
the National FAASTeam KSN site.
F. Job Aids. [Reserved]
A. Qualifications. People and organizations that have made outstanding, noteworthy, and credible contributions
to promote/enhance the FAASTeam in the aviation industry/community.
B. Eligible Recipients. Persons or organizations that perform, engage, demonstrate such activity as listed
below should be considered for recognition. These are just examples; other actions may be worthy of recognition as determined by the FPM.
1) Exemplary Volunteer.
a) A person who has volunteered many hours of time and/or personal resources to promote aviation safety.
b) An organization that has voluntarily made aviation safety an operational priority and a corporate commitment.
2) Respondent to an Urgent Situation. A person who has directed or assisted air traffic control (ATC) to
direct a pilot in distress to a safe landing.
3) Safety Initiator.
a) A person who was instrumental in correcting conditions hazardous to flight.
b) A person who identified a malfunctioning or defective aircraft part that could contribute to an accident and
made a safety recommendation to remedy the defect or malfunction.
c) A person who has convinced a pilot not to fly into unsafe weather conditions or not to fly an unairworthy aircraft.
4) Outstanding Lifetime Contributor.
a) A person who, by example and actions, has consistently contributed to the improvement of aviation safety during
the course of his or her career.
b) A person whose achievements in aviation safety will inspire others.
15-8-6-7 FAASTEAM AVIATION SAFETY AWARD/FAASTEAM CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION PROCESS FLOW.
Figure 15-8-6A. FAASTeam Aviation Safety Award/FAASTeam Certificate of Appreciation Process Flowchart
A. Open PTRS Record (see flowchart process step 15-8-6-9A).
B. Review Candidate’s Accomplishments (see flowchart process step 15-8-6-9B). The SLT Lead/FPM reviews
the accomplishments of a candidate by applying some or all of the following criteria:
1) Positive impact of long-term service and contributions to aviation safety.
2) Exemplary performance within the aviation community.
3) Development of special programs to promote aviation safety through education.
4) Noteworthy actions taken to identify and/or correct conditions that were hazardous to flight or prevented
possible loss of life or equipment.
C. Research Candidate’s Background (see flowchart process step 15-8-6-9C). The SLT Lead/FPM uses SPAS
to research the candidate’s history.
1) Review PTRS history and assess any accident/incident or legal enforcement records to determine dates of
occurrence, seriousness, causal factors, and/or extenuating/mitigating circumstances involved.
2) Determine and affirm eligibility.
3) Collaborate with the responsible manager regarding intent and consideration.
D. Download Award/Certificate (see flowchart process step 15-8-6-9D). The SLT Lead/FPM prepares a FAASTeam
Aviation Safety Award and/or a Certificate of Appreciation.
1) A branded FAASTeam Aviation Safety Award and/or FAASTeam Certificate of Appreciation are available on the
National FAASTeam KSN site.
2) The “My FAA” website under “Tools and Resources,” “Branding Standards
and Tools,” provides information regarding other available certificate templates.
3) If higher-level award products are desired, such as plaques, they will be funded, prepared, and issued at
the discretion/approval of the FSDO manager.
E. Arrange Presentation (see flowchart process step 15-8-6-9E).
1) The SLT Lead/FPM coordinates presentation time and date with recipient.
2) The SLT Lead/FPM arranges for a suitable venue where the recipient’s peers will be present.
F. Present Award (see flowchart process step 15-8-6-9F).
1) The SLT Lead/FPM requests that the responsible FSDO manager present the award.
2) Media coverage and notification, if desired and appropriate, will be coordinated through the APA and the
G. Close PTRS Record (see flowchart process step 15-8-6-9G).
15-8-6-11 TASK OUTCOMES. The completion of this task results in presentation of the FAASTeam Aviation Safety
Award and/or FAASTeam Certificate of Appreciation to deserving candidates.
15-8-6-13 FUTURE ACTIVITIES. The SLT Lead/FPM will ensure the continued program promotion, selection, and
presentation of the FAASTeam Aviation Safety Award and/or FAASTeam Certificate of Appreciation.
15-8-6-15 through 15-8-6-25 RESERVED.