Commercial aviation (41 - 50 of 59 items)
Federal Aviation Administration: Challenges for Transforming Into a High-Performing Organization
GAO-04-770T: Published: May 18, 2004. Publicly Released: May 18, 2004.
Over the last two decades, FAA has experienced difficulties meeting the demands of the aviation industry while also attempting to operate efficiently and effectively. Now, as air traffic returns to pre- 9/11 levels, concerns have again arisen as to how prepared FAA may be to meet increasing demands for capacity, safety, and efficiency. FAA's air traffic control (ATC) modernization efforts are desi...
Air Traffic Control: Role of FAA's Modernization Program in Reducing Delays and Congestion
GAO-01-725T: Published: May 10, 2001. Publicly Released: May 10, 2001.
This testimony discusses the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to modernize the nation's air traffic control (ATC) system and its relationship to other initiatives to address the escalating crises of insufficient capacity facing the aviation industry. Specifically, GAO reviews the (1) extent of the delay and congestion problems and the contribution of the ATC system to them, (2) prog...
Federal Aviation Administration: Issues Concerning the Reauthorization of Aviation Programs
T-RCED-99-68: Published: Jan 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the issues being considered in the proposed legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) aviation programs, focusing on: (1) air traffic control modernization program; (2) efforts to make its computer systems ready for the year 2000; (3) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding; (4) aviation safety and secu...
National Airspace System: Issues in Allocating Costs for Air Traffic Services to DOD and Other Users
RCED-97-106: Published: Apr 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the issues that must be resolved in allocating costs for air traffic services to the Department of Defense (DOD) and other users, focusing on: (1) funding options for DOD's share of costs if DOD is found to owe a payment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); and (2) the potential for better management of special-use airspace.GAO noted tha...
Airport and Airway Trust Fund: Issues Raised by Proposal to Replace the Airline Ticket Tax
RCED-97-23: Published: Dec 9, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the proposal by a coalition of the seven largest U.S. airlines to replace the ticket tax with user fees, focusing on: (1) whether the ticket tax should be replaced by a different fee system; (2) what the potential competitive impacts of the fees proposed by the coalition airlines would be; (3) what factors need to be considered if a new fee system...
Aviation Research: Perspectives on FAA's Efforts to Develop New Technology
T-RCED-95-193: Published: May 16, 1995. Publicly Released: May 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) research, development, and modernization initiatives. GAO noted that: (1) between fiscal year (FY) 1988 and FY 1995, the FAA research, engineering, and development (RE&D) budget has increased from $150 to $259 million and funding for human factors, simulation modeling, aircraft structures, fire safety, aviation security, and satellite navig...
FAA Reauthorization: Opportunity Exists to Address Safety, Capacity, and Efficiency Issues
T-RCED-93-75: Published: Sep 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1993.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1993, as well as other issues related to the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) facilities and equipment, operations, and research activities. GAO noted that: (1) from fiscal year 1992 to 1993, Airport Improvement Program (AIP) discretionary funds decreased while the proportion of set-aside funds increased; (2) the Capital...
Airline Competition: Options For Addressing Financial and Competition Problems
T-RCED-93-52: Published: Jun 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1993.
GAO discussed directions the National Commission to Ensure a Competitive Airline Industry might pursue to meet its goals of ensuring a financially healthy competitive airline industry. GAO noted that: (1) in some ways, the airline industry today is as concentrated as it was before deregulation; (2) airline fares continue to be lower than before deregulation, after adjusting for inflation; (3) almo...
State of the Airline Industry: Strategies for Addressing Financial and Competition Problems
T-RCED-93-21: Published: Mar 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1993.
GAO discussed the state of the airline industry and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) use of budgetary resources to help the industry. GAO noted that: (1) due to major financial losses over the last 3 years, airlines are implementing cost cutting programs, laying off employees, cancelling or delaying aircraft purchases, and refocusing services, but these actions may negatively affect the...
Aviation Safety: Additional Actions Needed for Three Safety Programs
T-RCED-92-90: Published: Aug 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1992.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) progress in three programs to improve aviation safety. GAO noted that: (1) FAA has not established a planned database to monitor older aircraft safety compliance, but intends to issue a report to Congress in September 1992; (2) the report will not help FAA track modifications and repairs performed on older aircraft or capture information on...