Operational and Supportability Implementation System (OASIS II)
The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 gives the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the responsibility to carry out safety programs to ensure the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. One of the programs that helps the FAA fulfill these responsibilities is the Operational and Supportability Implementation System (OASIS II). OASIS II is a system in the National Airspace System (NAS) which processes and displays weather products, tracks flight service functional daily activities and time on position, provides flight planning (departure, destination, route information), regulatory information (flight path restrictions, air traffic control system status, airport status information and operational Notices to Airmen), and OASIS equipment status information. OASIS II consists of storage and processing equipment in the Anchorage Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZAN) and workstations at the 17 Flight Service Stations (FSS) located throughout Alaska. OASIS II is used strictly by FAA Flight Service Specialists in Alaska to provide weather briefing and flight planning services to general aviation pilots. Flight Plans are required for every flight that uses Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) procedures and is strongly recommended for all other flights. Flight plans contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is collected and maintained for emergency response purposes by FAA regulations. Use of the PII in OASIS II is limited to emergencies such as a search-and-rescue, incident, and/or accident investigations.