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FAA Hotline & Whistleblower Information System (FHWIS)

The FAA’s Office of Audit and Evaluation (AAE) manages the FAA Hotline & Whistleblower Information System (FHWIS). FHWIS is a web-based application used for tracking voluntary reports and complaints related to unsafe or unauthorized aviation activities that violate FAA regulations, orders, or any other provision of Federal law related to aviation safety, fraud, waste, abuse, misconduct or mismanagement related to FAA programs, personnel, organizations or facilities or safety disclosures made in conjunction with the Wendell H. Ford Aviation and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21). Reports and complaints are accepted for evaluation from FAA employees or contractors, air carrier employees, the aviation community, law enforcement, and members of the public. Anonymous reports are accepted, unless they are filed as an AIR21 disclosure, which require the identity of the person filing the report.

The FAA is publishing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for FHWIS in accordance with Section 208 of the E-Government Act of 2002 because the system processes personally identifiable information (PII) from members of the public including air carrier employees, the aviation community, and law enforcement. 

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Last updated: Monday, September 19, 2022