Survey of Industry’s Response to Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 17007

ICR 202010-2120-001


Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Supporting Statement B
Supporting Statement A
ICR Details
Received in OIRA
Survey of Industry’s Response to Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 17007
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Regular 01/13/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved
972 0
324 0
0 0

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 air carrier pilots. The collection involves survey responses from U.S. operators (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.

US Code: 49 USC 44505(c) Name of Law: Research on Developing and Maintaining a Safe and Efficient System
   US Code: 49 USC 44505(b) Name of Law: Research on Human Factors and Simulation Models

Not associated with rulemaking

  85 FR 63641 10/08/2020
86 FR 23486 05/03/2021

IC Title Form No. Form Name
SAFO Survey for Operations and Standards
SAFO Survey for Safety
SAFO Survey for Training

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 972 0 0 972 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 324 0 0 324 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
This is a new one-time data collection associated with a project examining manual flight operations in the NAS. As part of this project the FAA is interested in how Part 121 and Part 135 operators have responded to SAFO 17007, which encourages operators to have pilots practice their manual flight operating skills during line operations to develop and maintain manual flight operation proficiency. The survey instruments are presented separately as each of the surveys are designed to reflect the individual’s responsibilities (i.e. Operations & Standards, Safety, or Training) within the operators who are responsible for understanding and implementing changes associated with SAFO 17007. Results from this survey will help the FAA understand how operators have responded to the SAFO, and the current state of manual flight operation policies and procedures. 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.

Yes Part B of Supporting Statement
Victor Quach 202 267-3585 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

© 2022 | Privacy Policy