I’m a DART in the Atlanta FSDO.
The new procedures begin Jan 1,2020 For us.
The website applicants use is:
The manual to use it is under the help menu and is 233 pages.
The DARs have their own web portal and its manual is about 350 pages
The FAA has its portal which I have not seen.
The idea is to reduce paperwork and make the process more modern and digital as possible
Vic and I discussed the new procedures this week and we both have questions. I submitted a request via the Applicant portal and am trying to learn what an applicant must face.
First obstacle will be applicants need a degree of computer saviness. A scanner will be required.
More to follow later....
Google Chrome is recommended for using the portals.
Last year the FAA introduced a new major system called DMS. We use that as a digital system of submitting, approving, and coordinating DAR inspections . It seems to be working well although my opinion is that a number of DARs resigned to avoid the new techie approach.
I think this new portal system will work well eventually but we will have some teething pains.
My recommendation: work closely with your DAR and start 3-4 months ahead of inspection date. We will learn it together as we use it.