H.R. 2772 (104th): Aircraft Pilot Safety Act of 1995

104th Congress, 1995–1996. Text as of Dec 13, 1995 (Introduced).

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HR 2772 IH

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2772

To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to develop a system for collecting and disseminating information concerning the quality of aircraft pilot performances in training activities, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 13, 1995

Mr. HEINEMAN (for himself, Mr. KNOLLENBERG, Mr. HEFNER, Mr. CALVERT, Mrs. CLAYTON, Mr. JONES, Mr. FRAZER, Mr. COBLE, and Mr. COOLEY) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to develop a system for collecting and disseminating information concerning the quality of aircraft pilot performances in training activities, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Aircraft Pilot Safety Act of 1995’.

SEC. 2. AIRCRAFT PILOT REPORTING SYSTEM.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator, in consultation with covered air carriers, pilots, and other interested persons, shall develop an aircraft pilot reporting system in accordance with the requirements of this section.

    (b) REQUIREMENTS- As part of the aircraft pilot reporting system, the Administrator shall--

      (1) require all covered air carriers and independent facilities that train pilots for such air carriers--

        (A) to maintain standardized information on the quality of pilot performances in training activities;

        (B) to use such information to ensure the quality of pilot performances and the quality of the training program; and

        (C) to provide such information to the Administrator;

      (2) establish a storage and retrieval system for information that is provided to the Administrator pursuant to paragraph (1)(C); and

      (3) require all covered air carriers to obtain information from the storage and retrieval system for the purpose of evaluating applicants for pilot positions during the pilot selection and hiring process.

    (c) PRIVACY PROTECTIONS- In establishing the aircraft pilot reporting system, the Administrator shall ensure that the system includes measures to protect the privacy concerns of individual aircraft pilots, including--

      (1) procedures for obtaining the permission of a pilot before releasing information about the pilot; and

      (2) procedures to provide a pilot with sufficient access to information about the pilot to ensure the accuracy of the information.

SEC. 3. RECOMMENDATIONS TO CONGRESS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall transmit to Congress a report containing a description of the aircraft pilot reporting system, together with--

      (1) an estimate of the costs associated with implementation of the system;

      (2) recommendations concerning administration of the system by a private entity; and

      (3) recommendations for any additional legislative or administrative actions.

    (b) RECOMMENDATIONS ON AIR CARRIER LIABILITY- As part of the report to be transmitted under subsection (a), the Administrator shall include recommendations for legislative actions and other measures to limit the liability of covered air carriers and other persons participating in the aircraft pilot reporting system with respect to the participation of such persons in the system.

    (c) IMPLEMENTATION- The Administrator may begin to implement the aircraft pilot reporting system only if the system is approved by a law enacted after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 4. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act, the following definitions apply:

      (1) ADMINISTRATOR- The term ‘Administrator’ means the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

      (2) AIRCRAFT PILOT REPORTING SYSTEM- The term ‘aircraft pilot reporting system’ means the reporting system to be developed under section 2.

      (3) COVERED AIR CARRIER- The term ‘covered air carrier’ means an air carrier operating under parts 121 and 135 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect on the date of the enactment of this Act.

      (4) TRAINING ACTIVITIES- The term ‘training activities’ means activities that the Administrator determines assess the skills, abilities, knowledge, and judgment of a pilot during training, check flights, initial operating experience, and line checks.