Aircraft acquisition program (51 - 60 of 126 items)
B-2 Bomber: Contract Structure and Selected Provisions
NSIAD-90-230FS: Published: Aug 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the contract structure and selected provisions affecting contractor and government risks under the B-2 Bomber low-rate initial production contract.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force's prime contractor was responsible for ensuring that B-2 met specifications and for managing major subcontracts; (2) federal legislation required that contracts include...
Strategic Weapons: Long-Term Costs Are Not Reported to the Congress
NSIAD-90-226: Published: Aug 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1990.
GAO discussed: (1) the long-term costs of 12 strategic weapons systems; and (2) the extent to which the Department of Defense (DOD) routinely provided Congress with estimates of system costs.GAO found that: (1) projected annual funding levels required to acquire, operate, and support the 12 systems were expected to peak at about $1.8 billion, due to acquisition costs; (2) by 2003, annual operation...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions in Helicopter Programs
NSIAD-90-14BR: Published: Dec 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the justifications for six helicopter procurement line items in the Army's $3.2-billion fiscal year (FY) 1990 research, development, test, and evaluation budget request to identify potential reductions.GAO found that: (1) there were $359.2 million in potential reductions to the Army's budget, including $31 million for FY 1988, $187.5 million for FY...
Close Air Support: Comparison of Air Force and Marine Corps Requirements and Aircraft
NSIAD-89-218: Published: Sep 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Army's and Marine Corps' close air support mission requirements, focusing on: (1) how the Army and the Marine Corps use mission requirements to determine aircraft operational requirements; (2) how the Air Force and the Marine Corps meet mission requirements; and (3) procedures for requesting and executing close air support missions during comba...
Trainer Aircraft: Plans to Replace the Existing Fleet
NSIAD-89-94: Published: Mar 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's master training plan, focusing on the: (1) alternatives for meeting requirements for undergraduate pilot training into the next century; (2) validity of cost comparison data for those alternatives; and (3) soundness of the plan's recommendations.GAO found that: (1) under the current system, all students receive the same training...
Use of Civilian Agencies' Aircraft for Passenger Transportation
T-GGD-88-52: Published: Sep 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1988.
GAO discussed civilian agencies' management and use of government aircraft, specifically: (1) the requirements of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars A-76 and A-126 as they relate to the acquisition, need, and use of government aircraft; (2) actions the agencies took in response to past reports on civilian aircraft; and (3) recent follow-up work on agencies' aircraft management practic...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-88-227: Published: Sep 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's: (1) fiscal year (FY) 1989 budget for helicopter procurement to assess the adequacy of its justifications for certain programs; and (2) budgets for FY 1987 and 1988 to identify potential reductions.GAO found that there were potential budget reductions of $3.5 million for FY 1987, $24.5 million for FY 1988, and $63 million for FY 1989...
Aircraft Basing: Assessment of Navy's May 1988 Basing Study for the TACAMO Aircraft
NSIAD-88-242BR: Published: Sep 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's life-cycle cost study to determine the adequacy of its decision to base its new E-6A aircraft at Tinker Air Force Base.GAO found that the Navy: (1) projected life-cycle costs using constant fiscal year 1985 dollars; (2) did not consider the time value of money, although the expenditure rate over the 30-year period varied considerably acc...
Strategic Bombers: B-1B Parts Problems Continue to Impede Operations
NSIAD-88-190: Published: Jul 26, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the shortage of spare parts for the Air Force's B-1B aircraft.GAO found that: (1) spare parts shortages continued to limit the availability of the B-1B aircraft; (2) although the Air Force used parts from grounded aircraft to continue operations, it has been unable to meet its training and readiness objectives; (3) spare parts unr...
Civil Agency Aircraft: Agencies' Use of Certain Aircraft to Transport Passengers
GGD-88-92BR: Published: Aug 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding civilian agencies' use of aircraft for passenger transport.GAO reviewed 47 specific aircraft and found that the agencies: (1) used 29 configured aircraft for special-purpose missions and 18 for passenger transportation during a 12-month period; (2) used eight of the passenger aircraft primarily for special-purpose missions and...