The Department of Homeland Security has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) which will require more detailed information about arriving and departing private aircraft and persons onboard within a timeframe necessary to assess the risks that certain flights may pose to national security.

The proposed rule expands existing regulations requiring pilots of private aircraft to provide electronic manifest data for all persons traveling onboard to the United States Government one hour prior to departure to and from the United States by filing manifest data via CBP’s eAPIS system or an approved alternate system.

The proposed rule would require operators of private aircraft to provide the following information no less than 60 minutes prior to departure from or to a foreign port or place:

(1) advance notice of arrival,
(2) complete passenger and crew manifest data and
(3) aircraft information to foster aircraft identification, tracking and communication.