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Accident and Incident Data System (AIDS)

The Accident and Incident Data System (AIDS) is owned and operated by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Office of Aviation Safety (AVS). When an accident/incident occurs, an FAA Inspector-In-Charge (IIC) completes the FAA Form 8020-23, FAA Accident/Incident Report electronically within the Air Traffic Quality Assurance system (ATQA), a component of the ATO Application Portal (AAP) . The FAA Form 8020-23 is then transferred from the ATQA in real-time through Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) into the AIDS. AIDS is the official repository for aviation accident and incident investigations and shares accident/incident data with various AVS systems via the AVS Replication Server.

The FAA is publishing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) in accordance with the E-Government Act of 2002 because the FAA receives, uses, and maintains personally identifiable information (PII) from members of the public, specifically, pilots, flight crew, passengers and any individuals injured or deceased during an aviation accident or incident. Additionally, the FAA receives, uses, and maintains PII on FAA employees and contractors. 

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Last updated: Friday, December 9, 2022