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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AK31 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: +Pilot Records Database (HR 5900) 
Abstract:

This rulemaking would implement a Pilot Records Database as required by Public Law 111-216 (Aug. 1, 2010). Section 203 amends the Pilot Records Improvement Act by requiring the FAA to create a pilot records database that contains various types of pilot records. These records would be provided by the FAA, air carriers, and other persons who employ pilots. The FAA must maintain these records until it receives notice that a pilot is deceased. Air carriers would use this database to perform a record check on a pilot prior to making a hiring decision.

 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 118    14 CFR 121    14 CFR 125    14 CFR 135    14 CFR 91   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g)    49 U.S.C. 1155    49 U.S.C. 40103    49 U.S.C. 40113    49 U.S.C. 40119    49 U.S.C. 40120    49 U.S.C. 41706    49 U.S.C. 44101    49 U.S.C. 44111    49 U.S.C. 44701 to 44705    49 U.S.C. 44709 to 44713    49 U.S.C. 44715 to 44717    49 U.S.C. 44722    49 U.S.C. 45101 to 45105    49 U.S.C. 46105    49 U.S.C. 46306    49 U.S.C. 46315    49 U.S.C. 46316    49 U.S.C. 46504    49 U.S.C. 46507    49 U.S.C. 47122    49 U.S.C. 47508    49 U.S.C. 47528 to 47531   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need: This rule implements a Pilot Records Database as required by Pub. L. 111-216. Section 203 of Pub. L. 111-216 amends the Pilot Records Improvement Act (PRIA) by requiring the FAA to create a pilot records database that contains various types of pilot records. These records would be provided by the FAA, air carriers, and other persons who employ pilots. The FAA must maintain these records until it receives notice that a pilot is deceased. Air carriers would use this database to perform a record check on a pilot prior to making a hiring decision.

Summary of the Legal Basis: The legal basis for this rule is section 203 of the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010, Pub. L. 111-216, 124 Stat. 2348 (2010).

Alternatives: The ARC proposed a phased implementation as an alternative to PRD's statutory requirement to enter all historical records dating from August 1, 2005. Instead, within sixty days after the PRD launch date, air carriers and other persons would provide only the names, certificate numbers, and dates of birth of employees dating from the PRD launch date back to August 1, 2005. This information would be used to identify a pilot applicant's previous employer(s). The hiring air carrier would then make a paper PRIA request to those previous employers to obtain any records from before the launch date of PRD.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits: The costs and benefits are to be determined.

Risks: The risks are to be determined.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/00/2018 
Additional Information: Costs and benefits are not yet determined.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Bradley Palmer
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Avenue, SW,
Washington, DC 20591
Phone:202 267-7739
Email: bradley.palmer@faa.gov