Air transportation (51 - 60 of 85 items)
Military Aircraft Safety: Significant Improvements Since 1975
NSIAD-96-69BR: Published: Feb 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed military aircraft accidents involving fatalities or severe aircraft damage, also known as Class A flight mishaps, focusing on: (1) historical trends in Class A mishaps; (2) the causes of such mishaps and how the causes are investigated; and (3) actions taken to avoid Class A mishaps.GAO found that: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) aviation safety ha...
Travel of Government Officials on Government Aircraft
T-NSIAD-96-85: Published: Dec 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1995.
GAO discussed the use of military helicopters and other government aircraft to transport White House staff and senior-level military and civilian officials. GAO noted that: (1) White House staff members had flown in military helicopters 14 times from January 21, 1993 to May 24, 1994 without the accompaniment of the President, Vice President, First Lady, Vice-President's wife, or Heads of State; (2...
Air Traffic Control: Issues Presented by Proposal to Create a Government Corporation
T-RCED-95-114: Published: Feb 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1995.
GAO discussed proposals to reform the air traffic control (ATC) system, focusing on the administration's proposal to create a privatized ATC system. GAO noted that: (1) under the proposal, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would continue to provide safety oversight, but a self-sufficient government corporation would operate the ATC system; (2) the corporation could be viable if the proposa...
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...
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...
Military Airlift: Greater Use of Peacetime Airlift Cargo Capacity Would Reduce Costs
NSIAD-92-263: Published: Sep 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1992.
GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) TP-4 program to use Air Force cargo aircraft to supply overseas training missions, focusing on the: (1) efficiency of the overseas airlift capacity; and (2) potential for improved efficiency.GAO found that: (1) Air Force cargo aircraft routinely operate with underfilled cargo capacities, averaging 62 percent; (2) military air cargo term...
Government Civil Aircraft: Longstanding Management Problems
T-GGD-92-44: Published: May 21, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
GAO discussed its reviews of acquisition, management, and uses of government civilian aircraft. GAO noted that: (1) civilian agencies own at least 1,300 aircraft worth $2 billion; (2) agencies use most aircraft to satisfy special mission requirements such as firefighting and law enforcement, but 100 are configured and used for routine passenger transportation; (3) over the past 15 years, it has do...