Airline regulation (51 - 60 of 79 items)
Aviation Safety: FAA Can Be More Proactive in Promoting Aviation Safety
T-RCED-95-81: Published: Jan 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1995.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to ensure the safety of the flying public. GAO noted that: (1) although recent aviation accidents have received much publicity and raised considerable public concern, air travel remains generally safe; (2) FAA is having difficulty keeping pace with advances in aircraft technologies; (3) FAA has taken years to develop a system to tar...
NTSB Access-to-Aircraft Privileges
OSI-95-12R: Published: Dec 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether eligible Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) employees abuse their authority to use access-to-aircraft privileges aboard commercial aircraft. GAO noted that: (1) a number of NTSB employees abused their authority to use access-to-aircraft privileges between July 1992 and December 1993; (2) FA...
[Comments on Fly America Act Interpretation]
B-258059: Published: Dec 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1994.
A domestic airline requested a decision on whether its lease agreement with a foreign airline qualified as air transportation services under the Fly America Act. GAO noted that the: (1) air services in question did not qualify as air transportation by a U.S. carrier, since the domestic airline did not have the necessary authority to provide scheduled services; and (2) foreign airline could not qua...
Aviation Safety: FAA's Efforts to Improve Oversight of Foreign Carriers
T-RCED-95-33: Published: Oct 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1994.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to improve its oversight of foreign civil aviation safety programs and individual carriers flying into the United States. GAO noted that: (1) although FAA has taken steps to improve its oversight of foreign civil aviation safety programs and carriers, more actions are needed; (2) FAA has assessed the oversight capabilities of 30 for...
Air Pollution: FAA's Reliance on Manufacturers for Jet Engine Emission Testing
RCED-94-99: Published: Jul 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) regulation of jet aircraft emissions, focusing on: (1) how FAA ensures that jet aircraft engines meet emission standards; and (2) what steps FAA and the manufacturers have taken to address the potential for conflict of interest in the designee system.GAO found that: (1) FAA relies on aircraft manufacturer...
FAA Evacuation Standards
RCED-93-165R: Published: Jun 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) emergency evacuation requirements for transport aircraft, focusing on: (1) FAA Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) efforts in developing improved aircraft evacuation timeliness and safety standards; and (2) the impact of a proposed reduction of the emergency evacuation standard on...
Aviation Safety: Progress on FAA Safety Indicators Program Slow and Challenges Remain
IMTEC-92-57: Published: Aug 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Safety Indicators Program, focusing on: (1) the status and progress of the program; and (2) barriers to its implementation.GAO has found that: (1) FAA has accomplished little towards its program goals; (2) development of the indicators has been delayed due to ineffective user involvement and unclear manag...
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...
Aviation Safety: Commuter Airline Safety Would Be Enhanced With Better FAA Oversight
T-RCED-92-40: Published: Mar 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1992.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of commuter airlines. GAO noted that: (1) between 1990 and 1991, the number of commuter airlines accidents increased by almost 50 percent; (2) FAA has taken such positive steps to improve its inspection program as increasing its inspector work force, creating a program for in-depth inspections of selected airlines, and defining an...
Airline Competition: Industry Competitive and Financial Problems
T-RCED-92-28: Published: Feb 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1992.
GAO discussed problems with competition in the airline industry and the effect of the industry's financial problems on competition. GAO noted that: (1) the degree of concentration of airlines in certain areas has affected fare increases and decreases; (2) financial weaknesses of several large airlines could lead to additional failures and more industry concentration; (3) slot restrictions that lim...