Air traffic control systems (81 - 90 of 90 items)
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...
Aviation Safety: Slow Progress, Uncertain Future Threaten FAA Program To Measure Safety
T-IMTEC-92-12: Published: Apr 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1992.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to develop its Safety Indicators Program. GAO noted that: (1) the Safety Indicators Program is intended to establish FAA-wide safety indicators, integrate existing databases, and develop computer tools that will perform statistical analyses to enable FAA to make correlations among safety indicators; (2) after 4 years, the Safety Ind...
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-91-63: Published: Jun 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 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...
Air Traffic Control: FAA's Advanced Automation System Contract
IMTEC-91-25: Published: Mar 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Advanced Automation System (AAS) contract, to determine whether the contractor implemented a management control system that would enable FAA to identify AAS costs.GAO found that: (1) FAA modified the AAS contract 63 times, causing the contract's estimated cost of $3.5 billion to increase by about $242 mil...
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...
Three Safety Issues Relating to Aviation
128050: Oct 1, 1985
GAO discussed on: (1) current conditions within the air traffic control (ATC) work force; (2) variations in the type and frequency of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspections of air carriers; and (3) FAA progress in developing a terminal doppler weather radar system to detect low level wind shears. GAO noted that: (1) FAA controller staffing fell by 75 percent after the 1981 controllers'...
Examination of the Federal Aviation Administration's Plan for the National Airspace System--Interim Report
AFMD-82-66: Published: Apr 20, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) planning, management, and acquisition of automated systems for air traffic control and management purposes, and the plan for upgrading the current computer and communications systems for air traffic control and making extensive improvements to the National Airspace System (NAS).The stated aims of the NAS plan are: (1) consolidatio...