About AIRS

An Aviation Incident Reporting Summary (AIRS) is a list of accidents and incidents reported to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau attached to an Aviation Reference Number (ARN) holder. ARN holders may request a summary of involvement in aviation occurrences which they have reported to the ATSB.

Requests for an AIRS will not be accepted from parties other than the identified licence holder. Similarly, the result of the check will only be provided directly to the applicant.

Prepare your identification documents before starting the application process, as this request must be accompanied by a certified true copy of the applicant's pilot/flight crew licence. We are unable to provide you with an AIRS unless we receive a certified true copy your pilot/flight crew licence.

The copy of the applicant’s licence must be certified by a person prescribed under the Statutory Declarations Regulations 2018 and may be annotated as follows: I certify this to be a true and accurate copy of the original sighted by me. The person who certifies the copy should also include a description of their occupation or capacity to certify the document.

You will need to scan or photograph the certified copy, ensuring all details are clear and readable, and attach the file below.

Once submitted, please allow a minimum of five (5) working days for your AIRS to be emailed to you.

Limitations on use

The ATSB considers the use of the information provided in an AIRS inappropriate for all purposes other than the improvement of aviation safety.

The ATSB strongly advises against the use of an AIRS for employment selection purposes, as the involvement, or a lack of involvement, in safety occurrences does not truly qualify an individual’s airmanship. 

If you are applying for an employment position and the organisation wants a letter of verification of your flight crew licence, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), as the issuer of your licence, can issue a Flight Crew Licence (FCL) Verification Letter.

Misleading information
Submission of information known to be false or misleading is a serious offence under section 137.1 of the Criminal Code. Aiding, abetting, counselling, procuring or urging the submission of false or misleading information is also a serious offence.
Request an AIRS
Please complete the below field before clicking 'Submit'.
Occurrence types to appear on your AIRS:
One file only.
256 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, doc, docx, png, jpg.
I certify that the details provided are true and correct and that I am the licence holder identified above.
I certify that the details provided are true and correct and that I am the licence holder identified above.