FAA to require photos, but no biometric info, on pilot’s licenses – Homeland Security Newswire

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed that all pilot certificates include a photo of the licensee, but one lawmaker wants to know why the passport-size cards will not include biometric identification five years after Congress passed a law requiring such unique identifiers.

On 18 November, FAA said in a news release that under the proposed rule, pilots would obtain new certificates on which their photograph would appear along with an expiration date currently proposed at eight years. At the end of that period, pilots would be required to update their photo and obtain a new certificate.