Air traffic control systems (61 - 70 of 90 items)
Transportation Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-18(1): Published: Feb 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Transportation issue area as of February 2, 1998...
National Airspace System: Observations on the Wide Area Augmentation System
T-RCED-98-12: Published: Oct 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1997.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) program, focusing on: (1) the likelihood of WAAS satisfying key performance requirements within current program cost and schedule estimates; (2) the importance of avoiding delays in FAA's timetable for shutting down (decommissioning) ground-based navigation aids; and (3) the potential impact of cost incr...
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...
Aviation Safety and Security: Challenges to Implementing the Recommendations of the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security
T-RCED-97-90: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed recommendations contained in the recently released report of the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security, focusing on the implementation issues relating to three areas addressed by the Commission: (1) aviation safety; (2) air traffic control (ATC) modernization; and (3) aviation security.GAO noted that: (1) foremost among the Commission's 14 recommendations for aviatio...
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...
Air Traffic Control: Good Progress on Interim Replacement for Outage-Plagued System, but Risks Can Be Further Reduced
AIMD-97-2: Published: Oct 17, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Display Channel Complex Rehost (DCCR) project, intended as an interim replacementof the Display Channel Complex (DCC), focusing on: (1) recent outages caused by DCC; (2) whether DCC was meeting its system availability requirement; (3) FAA's projections of future DCC outages and availability; and (4) whether FAA was effectively managing the D...
Transportation Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-96-21: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Transportation issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1997.GAO plans to assess: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of aviation safety and efficiency; (2) how surface transportation safety and infrastructure can be improved while containing costs; (3) the competitiveness of the U.S. aviation industry; (4) the Coast Guard's efficiency and effectiveness in ca...
Transportation Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-18(1): Published: Jan 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Transportation issue area as of January 2, 1996...
Federal Aviation Administration: Issues Related to FAA Reform
T-RCED-95-247: Published: Aug 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1995.
GAO discussed the need for reforms at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), focusing on air traffic control (ATC) modernization, funding, and organizational structure. GAO noted that: (1) FAA attributes schedule delays and cost overruns in the ATC modernization program to burdensome procurement rules; (2) exempting FAA from the rules could result in a more expeditious acquisition process; (3)...
National Airspace System: Assessment of FAA's Efforts to Augment the Global Positioning System
T-RCED-95-219: Published: Jun 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1995.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) augmentation of the Global Positioning System (GPS) to meet civilian aviation needs, focusing on: (1) whether FAA will have sufficient time to augment GPS; (2) FAA actions to better manage its GPS related efforts; and (3) the implications of delaying GPS implementation. GAO noted that: (1) GPS wide area system augmentation is entering a mor...