Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Survey of Industry's Response to Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 17007, 63641 [2020-22352]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 196 / Thursday, October 8, 2020 / Notices Frequency: n/a. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 2 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,000 hours annually. 200,000 respondents × 2 minutes each = 400,000 minutes. 400,000 minutes/60 minutes in an hour = 6,666 hours annually. Issued in Oklahoma City, OK on September 24, 2020. Ryan C. Smith, Airman Knowledge Testing Program Manager, Airman Testing Standards Branch (AFS–630). [FR Doc. 2020–22292 Filed 10–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2020–0936] Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Survey of Industry’s Response to Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 17007 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 collection involves survey responses from U.S. operator (Part 121 and Part 135) employees who lead departments responsible for Operations and Standards, Training, and Safety to understand how industry has addressed recommendations from SAFO 17007 and to inform future guidance on manual flight skill proficiency in future en-route and terminal environments. This information collection is necessary, as no other information sources have been identified that would provide the required information. Operator policies and procedures are not publicly shared; therefore, this is the only reliable method to gather anonymous information from a representative industry sample. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by December 7, 2020. ADDRESSES: Please send written comments: By Electronic Docket: www.regulations.gov (Enter docket number into search field). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Oct 07, 2020 Jkt 253001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victor Quach by email at: victor.k.quach@faa.gov; phone: 202– 267–3585. 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: Survey of Industry’s Response to Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 17007. Form Numbers: Not applicable. Type of Review: New information collection. Background: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is developing guidance materials on maintaining manual flight skill proficiency in future en-route and terminal environments where pilots will have less opportunities to practice manual flight knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) in a highly automated environment. The FAA is conducting this survey of U.S. operators (Part 121 and Part 135) to determine how the organizations have incorporated the recommendations in SAFO 17007 into line operations and training. SAFO 17007 (linked below) encourages the development of training and line-operations policies to ensure that proficiency in manual flight operations is developed and maintained for pilots. https://www.faa.gov/other_ visit/aviation_industry/airline_ operators/airline_safety/safo/all_safos/ media/2017/SAFO17007.pdf. An invitation to complete a one-time electronic survey will be sent to U.S operators (Part 121 and Part 135) employees who lead departments responsible for Operations and Standards, Training, and Safety. These personnel are responsible for implementing the SAFO’s recommendations into line operations and training. All data provided will be kept private to the extent possible by law. To preclude the identification of individual responses, all respondents will be given a participant code that does not identify them or their organization. Only the project leaders will have access to the coding key, which will be destroyed after data PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63641 analyses are complete. Only analyses and reports of aggregate data will be produced and released. Failure to collect data on industry incorporation of SAFO 17007 recommendations will impact the quality of future FAA guidance provided to address manual flight operations. As such, it may also jeopardize future manual flight operations in an increasingly automated environment. SAFO 17007 encourages operators to practice manual flight in an operational environment; however, increased use of flight deck automation from NextGen National Airspace improvements will limit practice opportunities resulting in an increased need to make other improvement, which may be addressed through future FAA guidance. Respondents: 1,224 U.S. Part 121 and Part 135 operator employees who lead departments responsible for Operations and Standards, Training, and Safety. Frequency: One time. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 30 minutes per respondent, 612 total burden hours. Victor K. Quach, Scientific and Technical Advisor. [FR Doc. 2020–22352 Filed 10–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2020–0928] Proposed Flight Standardization Board Report, The Boeing Company 737, Revision 17 and The Boeing Company 737 Airplane Flight Manual Airspeed Unreliable Non-Normal Checklist Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: The FAA announces the availability of the draft Flight Standardization Board (FSB) Report, The Boeing Company 737, Revision 17 including an addendum describing potential refinements to The Boeing Company 737 Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) Airspeed Unreliable Non-Normal Checklist, which applies to The Boeing Company Model 737–8 and 737– 9 (737 MAX) airplanes. The FAA invites public comment. DATES: The FAA must receive comments on these proposed documents by November 2, 2020. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0936]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Survey of 
Industry's Response to Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 17007

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (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 collection involves survey responses from U.S. operator (Part 121 
and Part 135) employees who lead departments responsible for Operations 
and Standards, Training, and Safety to understand how industry has 
addressed recommendations from SAFO 17007 and to inform future guidance 
on manual flight skill proficiency in future en-route and terminal 
environments. This information collection is necessary, as no other 
information sources have been identified that would provide the 
required information. Operator policies and procedures are not publicly 
shared; therefore, this is the only reliable method to gather anonymous 
information from a representative industry sample.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by December 7, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Please send written comments:
    By Electronic Docket: www.regulations.gov (Enter docket number into 
search field).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victor Quach by email at: 
[email protected]; phone: 202-267-3585.

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: Survey of Industry's Response to Safety Alert for Operators 
(SAFO) 17007.
    Form Numbers: Not applicable.
    Type of Review: New information collection.
    Background: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is developing 
guidance materials on maintaining manual flight skill proficiency in 
future en-route and terminal environments where pilots will have less 
opportunities to practice manual flight knowledge, skills, and 
abilities (KSAs) in a highly automated environment. The FAA is 
conducting this survey of U.S. operators (Part 121 and Part 135) to 
determine how the organizations have incorporated the recommendations 
in SAFO 17007 into line operations and training. SAFO 17007 (linked 
below) encourages the development of training and line-operations 
policies to ensure that proficiency in manual flight operations is 
developed and maintained for pilots. https://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviation_industry/airline_operators/airline_safety/safo/all_safos/media/2017/SAFO17007.pdf.
    An invitation to complete a one-time electronic survey will be sent 
to U.S operators (Part 121 and Part 135) employees who lead departments 
responsible for Operations and Standards, Training, and Safety. These 
personnel are responsible for implementing the SAFO's recommendations 
into line operations and training. All data provided will be kept 
private to the extent possible by law. To preclude the identification 
of individual responses, all respondents will be given a participant 
code that does not identify them or their organization. Only the 
project leaders will have access to the coding key, which will be 
destroyed after data analyses are complete. Only analyses and reports 
of aggregate data will be produced and released.
    Failure to collect data on industry incorporation of SAFO 17007 
recommendations will impact the quality of future FAA guidance provided 
to address manual flight operations. As such, it may also jeopardize 
future manual flight operations in an increasingly automated 
environment. SAFO 17007 encourages operators to practice manual flight 
in an operational environment; however, increased use of flight deck 
automation from NextGen National Airspace improvements will limit 
practice opportunities resulting in an increased need to make other 
improvement, which may be addressed through future FAA guidance.
    Respondents: 1,224 U.S. Part 121 and Part 135 operator employees 
who lead departments responsible for Operations and Standards, 
Training, and Safety.
    Frequency: One time.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 30 minutes per respondent, 612 total 
burden hours.

Victor K. Quach,
Scientific and Technical Advisor.
[FR Doc. 2020-22352 Filed 10-7-20; 8:45 am]
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