[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 225 (Friday, November 20, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74486-74487]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-25699]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0060]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of New Approval of Information Collection: Pilot Professional 
Development

AGENCY: (FAA), DOT

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA 
invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection. 
The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting 
comments on the following collection of information was published on 
October 7, 2016 (81FR69908). A second 60-day Federal Register Notice 
was published on September 29, 2020 (85FR61083). The collection 
involves the development and approval of new and revised training 
curriculum for certificate holders using part 121 pilot training and 
qualification programs.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by December 21, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be 
addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of 
Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to 
[email protected], or faxed to (202) 395-6974, or mailed to 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget,

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Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheri Pippin by email at: 
[email protected]; phone: 424-405-7256

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Invited: You are asked to 
comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) 
Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA's 
performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA 
to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information 
collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without 
reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will 
summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's 
clearance of this information collection.
    OMB Control Number: 2120-XXXX.
    Title: Pilot Professional Development.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment 
period soliciting comments on the following collection of information 
was published on October 7, 2016 (81FR69908). A second 60-day Federal 
Register Notice was published on September 29, 2020 (85FR61083). This 
action amends the requirements primarily applicable to air carriers 
conducting domestic, flag, and supplemental operations to enhance the 
professional development of pilots in those operations. This action 
requires air carriers conducting domestic, flag, and supplemental 
operations to provide new-hire pilots with an opportunity to observe 
flight operations and become familiar with procedures before serving as 
a flightcrew member in operations; to revise the upgrade curriculum; 
and to provide leadership and command and mentoring training for all 
pilots in command. This final rule will mitigate incidents of 
unprofessional pilot behavior and reduce pilot errors that can lead to 
a catastrophic event.
    Summary: The final rule requires the development and approval of 
new and revised training curriculums for the following:
     Leadership and command and mentoring ground training for 
pilots currently serving as PIC (Sec.  121.429) and recurrent PIC 
leadership and command and mentoring training (Sec. Sec.  121.409(b) 
and 121.427);
     Leadership and command training and recurrent leadership 
and command training for pilots serving as SIC in operations that 
require three or more pilots (Sec.  121.432(a));
     Upgrade training curriculum requirements (Sec. Sec.  
121.420 and 121.426);
     Part 121 appendix H requirements; and
     Approval of Qualification Standards Document for 
certificate holders using an Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) 
(Sec.  121.909).
    The final rule also requires some additional recordkeeping related 
to maintaining records of pilots completing the following:
     Leadership and command and mentoring ground training for 
pilots currently serving as PIC (Sec.  121.429);
     Leadership and command training and recurrent leadership 
and command training for pilots serving as SIC in operations that 
require three or more pilots (Sec.  121.432(a));
     Recurrent PIC leadership and command and mentoring ground 
training (Sec.  121.427); and
     Operations familiarization for new-hire pilots (Sec.  
121.435).
    Use: This information will be used to ensure safety-of-flight by 
making certain that adequate training is obtained and maintained by 
those who operate under part 121. The FAA will review the respondents' 
training programs and training courseware through routine 
certification, inspection and surveillance of certificate holders using 
part 121 pilot training and qualification programs to ensure compliance 
and adherence to regulations and, where necessary, to take enforcement 
action.
    Respondents: As of February 2017, there were 79 certificate holders 
who use part 121 pilot training and qualification programs. They 
collectively employed 39,122 PICs and 42,227 SICs.
    Frequency: Information is collected on occasion. Responses will 
vary based on type of operation.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 206 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 9,614 Hours.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 17, 2020.
Sandra L. Ray,
Aviation Safety Inspector, FAA Policy Integration Branch, AFS-270.
[FR Doc. 2020-25699 Filed 11-19-20; 8:45 am]
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