What New FAA Pilot Records Rule Means For Flight Operators

Law360 (June 11, 2021, 3:38 PM EDT) -- On May 25, the Federal Aviation Administration issued the final rule for the establishment of a new pilot records database. The long-awaited regulations codify the requirements of Section 203 of the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act.

The final regulations replace the existing Pilot Records Improvement Act, or PRIA, with the goal of creating a comprehensive, standardized system to be used in pilot hiring decisions. 

In that regard, the final regulations: (1) require the creation of a central database for the collection of all records relevant to a pilot's performance and qualifications in a standardized format; (2) expand the...

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