Aircraft (111 - 120 of 339 items)
Transportation Safety: Information Concerning Why a 1980 Aircraft Report Was Not Provided Earlier to the National Transportation Safety Board
OSI-00-2R: Published: Nov 3, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the reasons why a Boeing report entitled Center Wing Fuel Tank Heating Study (also referred to as the Panama Study) dated March 14, 1980, was not provided to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to aid in its investigation of the 1996 Trans World Airlines (TWA) flight 800 crash until June 1999.GAO noted that: (1) Air Force...
Air Force Supply: Management Actions Create Spare Parts Shortages and Operations Problems
NSIAD/AIMD-99-77: Published: Apr 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Air Force Supply Management Activity Group in meeting its military customers needs, focusing on the: (1) extent and impact of military customers not receiving aircraft spare parts when needed; and (2) reasons why parts were not always available when needed.GAO noted that: (1) over the last several years, the effectiveness o...
Airport Improvement Program: FAA Complying With Requirement for Local Involvement in Noise Mitigation Projects
RCED-99-41: Published: Dec 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) must enforce grant assurance as a condition of providing noise mitigation grants to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.GAO noted that: (1) while FAA has a policy calling for an airport owner that requests noise mitigation grants to obtain written declarations that the project is consistent w...
Military Safety: Analysis of DOD's On-Duty Non-aviation Accident Fatalities
NSIAD-99-14: Published: Oct 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1998.
GAO provided an analysis of the Department of Defense's (DOD) military personnel fatalities during 1988 through 1996 as a result of on-duty, non-aviation accidents, focusing on: (1) the causes of non-aviation fatalities; (2) the types of activities involved in these fatal accidents; and (3) trends in DOD and service on-duty accidental fatalities.GAO noted that: (1) military vehicles were the leadi...
Air Traffic Control: Information Concerning Equipment Outages at Two Kansas City Area Facilities
RCED-98-256R: Published: Aug 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the reliability of the equipment at two Kansas City area air traffic control (ATC) facilities and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) ability to safely direct air traffic in this area, focusing on: (1) the impact the equipment's outages had on the safety of the ATC system and on airline operations; (2) identifying procedures to help ensure...
National Airspace System: Status of Wide Area Augmentation System Project
RCED-98-79: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) project, focusing on: (1) whether the Secretary of Transportation's report provides a complete assessment of FAA's risks in developing the WAAS project; and (2) how alternative assumptions would affect WAAS' benefit-cost analysis of January 1998.GAO not...
Military Aircraft Safety: Serious Accidents Remain at Historically Low Levels
NSIAD-98-95BR: Published: Mar 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on military aircraft safety, focusing on the: (1) number and rate of serious accidents, including related fatalities, destroyed aircraft, and the value of lost aircraft over the last 2 fiscal years; and (2) views of the Department of Defense (DOD) safety officials on whether operating tempo or availability of spare parts have been contr...
Air Force Aircraft: Reorganizing Mobility Aircraft Units Could Reduce Costs
NSIAD-98-55: Published: Jan 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1998.
GAO assessed the cost-effectiveness of organizing the Air Force's airlift and refueling force into fewer, larger-sized squadrons and wings, focusing on: (1) the effect that reorganization may have on mission accomplishment; (2) whether costs could be reduced through redistributing aircraft among fewer wings; and (3) five possible options for redistributing C-130 and KC-135 aircraft among fewer win...
Aviation Safety: Installation of Smoke Detection and Fire Suppression Systems in U.S. Transport Aircraft
RCED-98-54R: Published: Dec 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the actions under way at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and within the airline industry to effect changes in fire safety standards for cargo or baggage compartments in certain passenger and cargo aircraft within the 3-year time frame proposed by FAA. GAO focused on the: (1) status of FAA's and the airline industry's efforts to equip airc...
Aviation Insurance: Issues Related to the Reauthorization of FAA's Aviation Insurance Program
T-RCED-97-115: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Aviation Insurance Program, focusing on changes made to the program since GAO last reported on it in 1994.GAO noted that: (1) in its 1994 report, GAO found that the program did not have sufficient funds available to pay potential insurance claims in the unlikely event of a catastro...