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The FAA Civil Aviation Registry – CARES Initiative

What is CARES?

The FAA established the Civil Aviation Registry Electronic Services (CARES) initiative to enhance the registration services provided by the FAA, which will also enable compliance with the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, H.R. 302, 115th Cong. (2018), Section 546.

CARES will provide web-based services for registration of all U.S. aircraft, and certification of all U.S. airmen, including unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). It will replace current Civil Aviation Registry processes and legacy systems with a modernized solution.

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When is CARES expected go live?

CARES is expected to go live on October 5, 2021.

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CARES Updates

The CARES team is diligently working to modernize the Registry.

The team is wrapping up the third development sprint focusing on public authentication and access into CARES. In addition, our developers are working closely with Registry team members to obtain feedback on mockup designs to inform upcoming sprints.

There are several activities occurring in parallel. The team is working on documentation and planning to help ensure the system is secure when it is ready to go live. We are also coordinating on how to best migrate the information from our existing system. The goal of the parallel activities helps support providing a secure and user-friendly experience when using CARES.

We will continue to provide updates of our progress regularly on this website.

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CARES: Past Updates

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