Overflight Fee Collection System (OFCS)
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FAA Reform Act) directs the FAA to charge overflight fees to Air Operators who traverse U.S. airspace but do not land in or takeoff from the U.S.. To carry out this authority, the FAA developed the Overflight Fee Collection System (OFCS) to ,manage overflight records, create invoices, and track overflight fee payments. The OFCS is a web-based accounts management system custom-built for the FAA to recover the cost of providing air traffic control and other safety services to aircraft traversing U.S. airspace, where such aircraft did not land or takeoff from the U.S. As of June 30, 2016, overflight fees owed to the Department of Transportation (DOT) totaled more than $24.3 million. Data used in recovering overflight fees includes Personally Identifiable information (PII) from Air Operators. Therefore, the FAA is developing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) pursuant to the E-Government Act of 2002 (E-Government Act), Pub. L. 107-347 (Dec. 17, 2002). This document outlines the steps the FAA has taken and will continue to take to ensure data accuracy, relevance, and timeliness and protect unauthorized use or disclosure of PII contained in OFCS.