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Civil Aviation Registration Electronic Services (CARES)

The Federal Aviation Administration is developing the Civil Aviation Registry Electronic Services (CARES) system, which is  a web-based system that gives the aviation community the ability to securely submit applications, upload documentation, and provide the data necessary for the Civil Aviation Registry to perform aircraft registration and airman certification services. CARES will become the central and legal repository of all aircraft registration and airmen certification records and will replace the AVS Registry Service when fully implemented. CARES is implemented in three phases:

•    Phase 1 - Aircraft Registration Services : Initial Operating Capability “IOC”  (estimated delivery date: December 2022); Aircraft Registration: Full Operating Capability “FOC” (estimated delivery date: Fall 2023)
•    Phase 2 - Airman Examination Service: Initial Operating Capability “IOC” (estimated delivery date: Fall 2024); Airman Certification and Rating:  Full Operating Capability “FOC” (estimated delivery date: Fall 2025), and 
•    Phase 3 - Unmanned Aircraft Services “UAS” (estimated delivery date: Fall 2025)

The FAA is publishing a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for CARES, in accordance with the E-Government Act of 2002, because CARES collects personally identifiable information (PII) from individuals when registering their aircraft.  This PIA will cover the submission of the application for aircraft registration only. An update or separate PIA will be published for the approval process for Aircraft Registration, Airmen Certification Services, and Unmanned Aircraft Services as they are phased in. 

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Last updated: Tuesday, February 7, 2023