Airline regulation (31 - 40 of 79 items)
Aviation Safety: FAA's Use of Emergency Orders to Revoke or Suspend Operating Certificates
T-RCED-98-253: Published: Aug 6, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) use of emergency orders to suspend or revoke aviation operating certificates, focusing on the: (1) extent to which FAA used emergency orders; (2) ways in which changes in FAA's policies might have affected the agency's use of emergency orders; and (3) time needed for FAA to investigate alleged violations...
Airline Competition: Cargo Airline Has Enhanced Competition in Hawaii but Faces an Uncertain Future
RCED-98-156: Published: Jun 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the basis for the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) revision of its interpretation of turnaround service in Hawaii, focusing on determining how American International Cargo's (AIC) November 1995 entry into the Hawaiian inter-island air cargo market with relatively noisy Stage 2 aircraft has affected--and how its potential future exit could af...
Aviation Competition: Proposed Domestic Airline Alliances Raise Serious Issues
T-RCED-98-215: Published: Jun 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1998.
GAO discussed the potential impact of the alliances proposed by the nation's six largest airlines, focusing on the competitive implications of the proposed alliances, including: (1) their potential benefits to consumers; (2) their potential harm to consumers; and (3) the issues that policymakers need to consider in evaluating the net effects of the proposed alliances.GAO noted that: (1) the primar...
Domestic Aviation: Service Problems and Limited Competition Continue in Some Markets
T-RCED-98-176: Published: Apr 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1998.
GAO discussed its work on the effects of airline deregulation, focusing on: (1) fare and service trends; (2) factors contributing to service problems; and (3) the initiatives by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and others to address these problems.GAO noted that: (1) not all communities have benefited from airline deregulation; (2) certain airports--particularly those serving small and mediu...
Aviation Safety: Weaknesses in Inspection and Enforcement Limit FAA in Identifying and Responding to Risks
RCED-98-6: Published: Feb 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the outcomes of: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) inspection process in fiscal years (FY) 1990 through 1996 and how this process would be strengthened to better assess and encourage compliance with aviation safety and security regulations; and (2) FAA's enforcement process during this period and how this process could be strengthened...
Airline Competition: Barriers to Entry Continue in Some Domestic Markets
T-RCED-98-112: Published: Mar 5, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1998.
GAO discussed the air service problems that some communities have experienced since the deregulation of the airline industry in 1978.GAO noted that: (1) not all communities have benefited from airline deregulation; (2) certain airports--particularly those serving small and medium-sized communities in the East and upper Midwest--have experienced higher fares and poorer service since deregulation; (...
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...
Aviation Safety: Efforts to Implement Flight Operational Quality Assurance Programs
RCED-98-10: Published: Dec 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) how the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) and U.S. airlines' Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) programs will enhance aviation safety; (2) the costs and benefits of such programs; and (3) the factors that could impede their full implementation and actions that could be taken to overcome any impediments.GAO noted t...
Aviation Safety: FAA Oversight of Repair Stations Needs Improvement
RCED-98-21: Published: Oct 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 24, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of the aviation repair station industry, focusing on: (1) the nature and scope of the oversight of repair stations conducted by FAA personnel; (2) how well FAA follows up on inspections to ensure that the deficiencies in repair station operations are corrected once they have been identified; and...
Domestic Aviation: Barriers Continue to Limit Competition
T-RCED-98-32: Published: Oct 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1997.
GAO discussed the barriers that limit aviation competition, focusing on: (1) the actions the Department of Transportation (DOT) has taken to address those barriers; and (2) how the Aviation Competition Enhancement Act of 1997 and other initiatives seek to address those problems.GAO noted that: (1) a combination of factors continues to limit entry at airports serving small and medium-sized communit...