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    Are there any online records that may indicate why a specific DPE may have lost qualifications recently?

  • It probably won't answer your questions directly, but you can begin by looking through the FAA's Quarterly Enforcement Reports.

    (You may be able to find more detailed information somewhere else on that same site. I'm not sure.)

  • Due to privacy concerns, certificate actions are not made publicly available without a formal request, and have to be made via an acceptable means.

    The FAA has a document titled Information Provided by PRIA, FOIA, and the Privacy Act which goes into details about how information can be requested and what they will provide:

    • PRIA is basically a request made by a hiring air carrier, so you wouldn't be able to do that.

    • FOIA is the Freedom of Information Act, and the above document states:

    Through FOIA, ANY enforcement action, whether still open or fully adjudicated and closed, can be reported.

    • The Privacy Act allows you to request your own records, or a third party company may request records, so neither of these would apply in your case either.

Related questions and answers
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  • Are there any online records that may indicate why a specific DPE may have lost qualifications recently?

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