Air transportation (71 - 80 of 85 items)
Safety Standards on Small Passenger Aircraft--With Nine or Fewer Seats--Are Significantly Less Stringent Than on Larger Aircraft
RCED-84-2: Published: Jan 4, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1984.
GAO reported on how current federal airworthiness standards and operating rules influence the safety of small aircraft.The Airline Deregulation Act provides that, to the maximum extent feasible, air carrier passengers are to receive the same level of safety regardless of the size of the air carrier. However, GAO found that passengers flying on small aircraft are not provided with the same level of...
Investigations of FAA's Requirements for Aircraft and Airports
B-1644971(1): Published: Aug 17, 1973. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Small Air Carrier Aircraft Safety
122442: Sep 27, 1983
GAO discussed small air carrier aircraft safety, stressing that flying with American commercial air carriers is one of the safest means of transportation. However, GAO noted that there is a large difference in the accident rates among the three classes of air carriers. During a 6-year period, the accident rate per 100,000 hours flown by commuter carriers was over seven times that of large schedule...
Federal Civilian Agencies Can Better Manage Their Aircraft and Related Services
PLRD-83-64: Published: Jun 24, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO conducted a follow-up review of activities to improve aircraft management at federal civilian agencies and traced actions related to recommendations made in a 1977 report.GAO noted that, during fiscal year 1981, civilian agencies operated at least 675 government-owned aircraft at a cost of about $326 million and used several thousand more private-sector...
FAA Can Better Manage the Aircraft It Uses To Keep Pilots Current and Provide Transportation
PLRD-83-52: Published: Apr 1, 1983. Publicly Released: May 3, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal civilian agencies' aircraft operations to determine whether they are being managed efficiently and economically. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) conducts aircraft flight programs to keep pilots current.GAO found that more effective management of FAA programs is needed because: (1) most pilots do not acquire the minimum flight h...
The Coast Guard Headquarters' Aircraft Operations
PLRD-83-45: Published: Mar 3, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of the Coast Guard's two administrative aircraft located at National Airport, Washington, D.C.During fiscal year 1981, it cost almost $2.6 million to operate and maintain these aircraft. GAO found that: (1) the aircraft were used primarily to transport high-ranking Department of Transportation (DOT) and Coast Guard officials, as well as...
Cost and Benefits of Introducing Stretch 727 Jets at Washington National Airport
B-120047: Published: Jun 9, 1970. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
The Department of the Interior's Office of Aircraft Services Should Not Be Abolished
PLRD-82-5: Published: Oct 7, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1981.
The Department of the Interior's Office of Aircraft Services (OAS) was established to manage aircraft services to meet the agency's needs. In March 1981, Interior ordered that OAS be abolished on September 30, 1981. GAO evaluated OAS activities, the reasons for the abolishment order, and the possible effects of the OAS elimination on the efficiency, effectiveness, and economy of Interior's aircraf...
Aircraft Delays at Major U.S. Airports Can Be Reduced
CED-79-102: Published: Sep 4, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1979.
In 1977, aircraft delays caused U.S. airlines to use an additional 700 million gallons of fuel which is over 8 percent of their total consumption, detained travelers 600 million hours, and cost the airlines over $800 million.The delays can be reduced if runway capacity at major airports is used more efficiently by shifting air traffic from peak to off-peak periods or to other airports. Another way...
Use of Commercial Air Carriers To Distribute Military Supplies
LCD-78-243: Published: Mar 2, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1979.
As a result of a congressional action to deregulate domestic air cargo rates, the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Norfolk Port and Industrial Authority suggested that the military would benefit by using scheduled air carriers to distribute supplies. GAO examined the effect of deregulation on the distribution patterns used by the Department of Defense (DOD) and checked on the volume o...