FAA Outlines Formal Procedures for Barr

 - May 17, 2012, 2:05 PM

Last week the FAA issued a notice of a proposed permanent process for limiting aircraft data displayed via its Access to Aircraft Situation Display (ASDI) and National Airspace System Status Information (NASSI), known in the vernacular as the block aircraft registration requests (Barr) program. The agency proposes to continue to honor all aircraft owner or operator requests that the FAA block specific aircraft from appearing in the FAA’s public ASDI data feed.

Owners and operators can submit requests on their own behalf or may do so through their legally authorized agent. The FAA said it does not view associations to be agents on behalf of their members for this purpose. To assist the FAA in accurately and efficiently processing the number of requests that it expects to receive, the agency intends to ask that all requests for ASDI blocking include specific information.

“The receipt of this information could influence whether the FAA can add or delete aircraft from the ASDI block list in a timely way,” the FAA said. Until the agency issues a formal decision it will continue to operate under the interim policy it published last December.