Service Availability Prediction Tool (SAPT)
On May 28, 2010, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published the Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) final rule mandating that aircraft flying in certain controlled airspace be equipped with ADS-B Out capability not later than January 1, 2020. In turn, the FAA developed the Service Availability Prediction Tool (SAPT) to assist pilots, dispatchers, and commercial operators in checking their predicted navigation and surveillance availability before a flight as well as handle requests for Air Traffic Control (ATC) authorization pursuant to 14 CFR § 91.225(g). The SAPT has three main components: Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (RAIM) SAPT, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) SAPT, and ADS-B Deviation Authorization Pre-Flight Tool (ADAPT). This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) was developed pursuant to Section 208 of the E-Government Act of 2002 because the SAPT includes a web-based capability to collect and manage Personally Identifiable Information (PII) captured from aircraft operators to facilitate the automated handling of ATC authorization requests and FAA’s responses.