VOLUME 16 UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 1 BACKGROUND, ORGANIZATION, AND DEFINITIONS
Section 4 Flight Standards Divisions/ASI Interface, Tasks/Flows, and PTRS
16-1-4-1 FLIGHT STANDARDS DIVISIONS AVIATION SAFETY INSPECTOR (ASI) AND AVIATION SAFETY TECHNICIAN (AST) INTERFACE.
16-1-4-5 PROGRAM TRACKING AND REPORTING SUBSYSTEM (PTRS). Use activity code 1623.
A. Responsibilities. All inspectors, designated ASTs, managers,
and supervisors are responsible for maintaining records currency. The inspector
or technician should record the Record Identification Number of the PTRS entry so that future record updates can be made. (See
Volume 1, Chapter 3, Section 1.)
B. Recording Information. ASIs and ASTs record information in the Enhanced
Flight Standards Automation System (eFSAS) by adding and updating applicable
PTRS records by using activity numbers to identify specific activities that
are conducted or accomplished by Flight Standards employees involving aircraft.
Unmanned aircraft (UA) have been identified by law (Public Law (PL) 112-95, sections 331 and 336) and by the Federal Register (FR) as
aircraft. The PTRS allows ASIs and ASTs to include Unmanned Aircraft Systems
(UAS) in their reporting and documentation. PTRS guidance is well documented
in the current edition of the PTRS Procedures Manual (PPM) and various sections of this
order and remains the same for UAS with the following additional requirements:
1) All entries will use established PTRS activity codes in the
required “Activity Num:” field. UAS activity records are further identified by populating the “14 CFR”
field of the PTRS record with “107,” “91,” “137,” “101”, or other part as applicable.
2) The aircraft registration number (“Aircraft Reg #”) field
is an optional field in the PTRS record and shall be used if the UAS has a registration number that begins with “N.”
3) The Miscellaneous (“Misc”) field is an optional field in the
PTRS record and shall be used if the UAS has a registration number that begins with “FA.”
4) The Airman Certificate Number (“Cert Number”) field is an
optional field in the PTRS record and shall be used to record the operator/pilot certificate number.
5) The “Make/Model/Series” field is an optional field in PTRS
and is used to record one of the UAS use statuses as described in the selections as follows:
a) Make/Model/Series Used when the UAS has a Type Certification.
b) UAS-Small Used to identify UAS that are less than 55 pounds.
c) UAS-Large Used to identify UAS that are 55 pounds or heavier.
6) The “National Use” field is an optional data field in the
PTRS but is required to be populated for UAS as follows:
a) UAS (hyphen) followed by the type of operator (Public (P), Civil (C),
or Military (M)), hyphen, and followed by the size (Large (L) or Small (S)). For example:
• UAS-M-L = UAS, Military operator, Large aircraft.
• UAS-P-L = UAS, Public operator, Large aircraft.
• UAS-C-S = UAS, Civil operator, Small aircraft.
• UAS-U-S = UAS, Unknown operator, Small aircraft.
b) The “Comments,” and Miscellaneous (“Misc:”) fields are still available
for use as needed by the user.
16-1-4-7 through 16-1-4-29 RESERVED.