FAA establishes new aviation database to provide rapid access to pilot/safety information

US Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the publication of a proposed rulemaking to establish a new database that will provide potential employers with rapid access to information about a pilots performance and employment records, the company said.

This advancement will cut the amount of time for potential employers to review this information from 30 days to less than an hour.

The Pilot Records Database will facilitate the sharing of records relevant to a pilots qualifications before an air carrier decides to hire that pilot. The database includes information on medical conditions, employment history, flying records, and types of aircraft pilots are qualified to fly.

In addition to improving aviation safety, the new Pilot Records Database meets all federal privacy laws and congressional requirements. The system has undergone significant development and testing.