With the first compliance date for the FAA’s new electronic Pilots Records Database (PRD) regulation approaching, NBAA has released a resource to help guide members through the requirements. NBAA’s Pilot Records Database Resource Guide details the obligations and deadlines of the new rule, including the requirement for operators to register for PRD access by September 8.
In May, the FAA released a final rule that established Part 111, Pilots Records Database, requiring pilot employment electronic recordkeeping for a range of operations including, for the first time, corporate flight departments. Part 119 certificate holders, fractional operators, and air tours must submit and review information in the PRD, while the rule requires corporate flight departments, public aircraft operations, and certain Part 125 operations only to submit information.
“If they haven’t already, operators should familiarize themselves with the PRD web-based application by setting up an account in MyAccess so that they are able to both upload pilot records, as well as view pilot records,” said Alison Squiccimarro from the law offices of Paul A. Lange, who co-authored the guide. “Additionally, operators should review the procedures because there are some new obligations for operators. Most notable is the requirement that operators have a process for addressing reports of inaccuracies from employees and former employees.”
In addition to Squiccimarro, Marina O’Brien of Holland & Knight co-authored the guide.