Privacy Impact Assessment - FAA Aircraft Registration System
The Aircraft Registration System, also known as the Aircraft Registry or AVS Registry, was developed to help the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) meet its responsibilities for the certification and registration of aircraft under 49 United States Code (U.S.C.) § 4103. The Aircraft Registry serves as the national repository for aircraft registration records and provides the central services necessary for control of these records, which area used by FAA to analyze safety data and manage time-intensive processes such as examination activities. The FAA previously published a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) in accordance with the E-Government Act of 2002, because the Aircraft Registry records contain personally identifiable information on individuals registering aircraft - see Airmen/ Aircraft registry Modernization System. This updated PIA for the aircraft registration portion of the Aircraft Registry is being published because the FAA is adding additional web-based capabilities to facilitate the registration of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) under a new part 48 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations; the airmen portion of the AVS Registry will be addressed in a separate PIA.