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FAA Publishes Pilot Records Database (PRD) Compliance Oversight Notice

Posted on Mon, Apr 10, 2023

April 10, 2023

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently published a national policy notice on Pilot Records Database Compliance Oversight. The notice states "Safety Assurance offices will initiate surveillance for PRD compliance and document results via the Safety Assurance System (SAS)" within certain timeframes.

Categories of non-compliance are: 

  • Not maintaining historical pilot records as required by statute and regulation in accordance with 49 U.S.C. § 44703(i)(4)(B).
  • Not applying for database access (i.e., registering an Authorized Responsible Person (RP)), in accordance with § 111.15.
  • Not using the PRD for review of FAA records when hiring a pilot as of December 7, 2021, in accordance with § 111.105(b)(1).
  • Not reporting new pilot records as of June 10, 2022, in accordance with § 111.215(a).

To read this notice in it's entirety, click here.

For more information on the PRD, click here.

ADDITIONALLY, PER THE NOTICE REFERENCED ABOVE: "Until the PRD is fully implemented in September 2024, PRIA remains in effect. Therefore, air carriers and certain other operators must continue to provide pilot records to an air carrier or air operator seeking information on an individual pilot in accordance with PRIA while also complying with part 111. However, part 111 has requirements that overlap with PRIA and must be met concurrently. This transition period exists to ensure that pilot records remain available to hiring employers before they can be entered into the PRD. For further guidance regarding how to navigate the transition period, please refer to Advisory Circular (AC) 120-68, Pilot Records Database and Pilot Records Improvement Act."

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