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.
When is CARES expected to go live?
The FAA expects the initial version of the database will be operational in Fall 2022.