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Civil Aviation Registration Electronic Services (CARES)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) developed 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 replace the AVS Registry Service when fully implemented. CARES is implemented in two phases:

Phase 1 - Aircraft Registration Services: Initial Operating Capability “IOC” was implemented in December 2022; Aircraft Registration: Full Operating Capability “FOC” will be fully implemented Fall 2027; and

Phase 2 - Airman Certification Services: Initial Operating Capability “IOC” (estimated delivery date: Fall 2025); Airman Certification and Rating: Full Operating Capability “FOC” (estimated delivery date: Fall 2028).

The FAA is publishing an update to the 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 update continues to cover the submission of the application and all documentation for aircraft registration only and include administrative updates. An update or separate PIA will be published for the approval process for Aircraft Registration and Airmen Certification Services as they are phased in. 

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Last updated: Monday, March 11, 2024