Privacy Impact Assessment: Airmen Certification System
Airmen certification is the process by which airmen, as defined by 49 United States Code (U.S.C.) 44703, submit applications to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to apply for airmen certificates. In support of this process the FAA has developed two integrated systems to receive, manage, issue, and modify airmen certificates; the web-based Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA) and the Civil Aviation Registry (AVS Registry or Registry Modernization System (RMS)). IACRA is the front end system used by applicants to submit required documentation for certification and registration and serves as a temporary repository until the application information is accepted into the official airmen record maintained in the AVS Registry. The AVS Registry serves as the national repository for airmen certification records and provides the central services necessary for control of these records. The FAA is publishing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) in accordance with the E-Government Act of 2002, to address the privacy risks associated the Airmen Certification business processes and the systems used to support them.