[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 231 (Friday, November 30, 2012)]
[Pages 71473-71474]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29015]



Federal Aviation Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Advanced 
Qualification Program (AQP)

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


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 to renew an information 
collection. The Advanced Qualification Program uses data driven quality 
control processes for validating and maintaining the effectiveness of 
air carrier training program curriculum content.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by December 31, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy DePaepe at (405) 954-9362, or by 
email at: [email protected].

    OMB Control Number: 2120-0701.
    Title: Advanced Qualification Program (AQP).
    Form Numbers: There are no FAA forms associated with this 
    Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.
    Background: Under Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 58, 
Advanced Qualification Program (AQP), the FAA provides certificated air 
carriers, as well as training centers they employ, with a regulatory 
alternative for training, checking, qualifying, and certifying aircrew 
personnel subject to the requirements of 14 CFR parts 121 and 135. The 
main goal of the AQP is to improve flight crew performance by providing 
alternative means of complying with certain rules that may inhibit 
innovative use of modern technology for flight crewmember training. AQP 
is continuously validated through the collection and analysis of 
trainee performance. Data collection and analysis processes ensure that 
the certificate holder provides performance information on its 
crewmembers, flight instructors, and evaluators that will enable the 
certificate holder and the FAA to determine whether the form and 
content of training and evaluation activities are satisfactorily 
accomplishing the overall objectives of the curriculum.
    Respondents: 18 respondents with approved Advanced Qualification 
    Frequency: Data is collected monthly.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 2 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 432 hours.
ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be 
addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of 
Transportation/FAA, and

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sent via electronic mail to [email protected], or faxed to 
(202) 395-6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 
725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.
    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 

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 13, 2012.
Albert R. Spence,
FAA Assistant Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises 
Business Services Division, AES-200.
[FR Doc. 2012-29015 Filed 11-29-12; 8:45 am]