Airlines (51 - 60 of 74 items)
FAA Budget: Key Issues Need to Be Addressed
T-RCED-92-67: Published: May 21, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) fiscal year (FY) 1993 budget request for $9.4 billion, focusing on: (1) FAA management of air traffic controllers, maintenance technicians, and aviation safety inspectors; (2) modernization of the air traffic control (ATC) system; and (3) the need for FAA to establish measurable goals for its programs. GAO noted that: (1) FAA has improved i...
Aviation Safety: Users Differ in Views of Collision Avoidance System and Cite Problems
RCED-92-113: Published: Mar 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Traffic Alert/Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), focusing on: (1) pilots' and air traffic controllers' views on TCAS; (2) FAA actions to address TCAS problems; and (3) key aspects of FAA software development and testing for TCAS, including FAA verification and validation plans for the system.GAO found tha...
Airport Capacity: Synopses of Major Studies
RCED-92-117FS: Published: Feb 5, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized the 14 major airspace capacity-enhancement studies produced since 1987.GAO noted that the options that the studies presented for enhancing or expanding domestic airspace capacity included: (1) developing and implementing new aviation technology to promote more efficient air traffic movement at and around airports; (2) implementing demand manageme...
Meeting the Aviation Challenges of the 1990s: Experts Define Key Problems and Identify Emerging Issues
RCED-91-152: Published: Jul 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1991.
GAO reported on a conference it convened in November 1990, bringing together 23 leading aviation experts from Congress, the administration, the aviation industry, and academia, to discuss long-standing and emerging aviation issues, including: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) organization and management; (2) airspace management and air traffic control; (3) aviation safety; (4) airpor...
FAA Budget: Key Issues in Facilities and Equipment and Operations Accounts Need Resolution
T-RCED-91-58: Published: Jun 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1991.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) fiscal year (FY) 1992 budget request, focusing on the facilities and equipment (F&E) account and the operations account. GAO noted that: (1) the total estimated cost of air traffic control modernization funded by F&E through 2000 increased from $27 billion in 1990 to $31 billion in 1991; (2) since January 1990, 8 of 12 major systems experie...
Transportation: Status of GAO's Open Recommendations on Transportation Policies and Programs
RCED-91-112: Published: Apr 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1991.
GAO provided information on 142 open recommendations related to transportation issues to focus attention on matters that are of primary interest to congressional committees and subcommittees with transportation-related responsibilities and to supplement information it provided in its annual governmentwide report on open recommendations.GAO presented information on: (1) the impact of its work in th...
Airline Scheduling: Airlines' On-Time Performance
RCED-90-154: Published: Jun 15, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed whether: (1) airlines increased scheduled flight time to keep reported delays at a minimum in response to the Department of Transportation's (DOT) on-time performance reporting requirement; and (2) DOT verifies that flights omitted from reported data because of mechanical problems had in fact experienced mechanical problems.GAO found that: (1) DOT...
FAA's Implementation of the Expanded East Coast Plan
T-RCED-88-39: Published: May 16, 1988. Publicly Released: May 16, 1988.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of its Expanded East Coast Plan (EECP), which revised air traffic control routes and procedures to reduce delays in the three major airports in the New York metropolitan area. GAO found that: (1) although phase 1 of EECP, which created new air routes and revised others, significantly reduced flight delays, it increased aircra...
Air Safety: FAA's Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System
RCED-88-66BR: Published: Feb 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) proposed Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), focusing on its: (1) safety benefits; (2) commercial prospects; and (3) development plans.GAO found that FAA: (1) designed TCAS to reduce the risk of mid-air collisions by providing pilots with an independent airborne backup to t...
Air Traffic Control: FAA Should Avoid Duplication in Procuring a Traffic Management System
IMTEC-88-8: Published: Dec 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to acquire a new automated system designed to improve air traffic flow and traffic management.GAO found that FAA believes that its present Traffic Management System cannot meet requirements because the: (1) obsolete software cannot keep pace with increasing demand; and (2) existing system does...