Aircraft acquisition program (21 - 30 of 51 items)
Weapons Production: Impacts of Production Rate Changes on Aircraft Unit Costs
NSIAD-91-12: Published: Dec 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the sensitivity of estimated procurement costs for military aircraft to reductions in the quantity of aircraft purchased.GAO found that: (1) aircraft procurement unit costs generally increased as their procurement rates decreased, but some mature Air Force and Navy procurement programs did not show a significant unit cost increase compared to other...
B-2 Bomber: Contract Structure and Selected Provisions
NSIAD-90-230FS: Published: Aug 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the contract structure and selected provisions affecting contractor and government risks under the B-2 Bomber low-rate initial production contract.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force's prime contractor was responsible for ensuring that B-2 met specifications and for managing major subcontracts; (2) federal legislation required that contracts include...
Close Air Support: Comparison of Air Force and Marine Corps Requirements and Aircraft
NSIAD-89-218: Published: Sep 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Army's and Marine Corps' close air support mission requirements, focusing on: (1) how the Army and the Marine Corps use mission requirements to determine aircraft operational requirements; (2) how the Air Force and the Marine Corps meet mission requirements; and (3) procedures for requesting and executing close air support missions during comba...
Close Air Support: Status of the Air Force's Efforts to Replace the A-10 Aircraft
NSIAD-88-211: Published: Sep 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Air Force's efforts to replace its primary close air support aircraft, the A-10 aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force derived its aircraft requirements from Army air support requirements, which specify needs for both air support against targets near friendly forces and attacks on enemy follow-on forces before they can repl...
Use of Civilian Agencies' Aircraft for Passenger Transportation
T-GGD-88-52: Published: Sep 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1988.
GAO discussed civilian agencies' management and use of government aircraft, specifically: (1) the requirements of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars A-76 and A-126 as they relate to the acquisition, need, and use of government aircraft; (2) actions the agencies took in response to past reports on civilian aircraft; and (3) recent follow-up work on agencies' aircraft management practic...
Civil Agency Aircraft: Agencies' Use of Certain Aircraft to Transport Passengers
GGD-88-92BR: Published: Aug 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding civilian agencies' use of aircraft for passenger transport.GAO reviewed 47 specific aircraft and found that the agencies: (1) used 29 configured aircraft for special-purpose missions and 18 for passenger transportation during a 12-month period; (2) used eight of the passenger aircraft primarily for special-purpose missions and...
Civilian Agencies' Management and Use of Aircraft
T-GGD-88-15: Published: Feb 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1988.
GAO discussed federal civilian agencies' management and use of government-owned aircraft. GAO noted that civilian agencies: (1) operated about 1,100 aircraft with an estimated book value of about $2 billion and annual operation and maintenance costs of $650 million; and (2) used aircraft equipped for unique missions for passenger transportation, although commercial airlines and charter air service...
The B-1B Aircraft Program
T-NSIAD-87-4A: Published: Feb 25, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1987.
GAO testified on the cost, schedule, performance, and logistics aspects of the B-1B aircraft program. GAO found that, despite production delivery successes, developmental and production problems in B-1B subsystems have limited testing, necessitated operational restrictions, and prevented some operational training, specifically: (1) the B-1B aircraft was restricted from using its full flight capabi...
Three Safety Issues Relating to Aviation
128050: Oct 1, 1985
GAO discussed on: (1) current conditions within the air traffic control (ATC) work force; (2) variations in the type and frequency of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspections of air carriers; and (3) FAA progress in developing a terminal doppler weather radar system to detect low level wind shears. GAO noted that: (1) FAA controller staffing fell by 75 percent after the 1981 controllers'...
Actions Taken on GAO Recommendations Concerning Civilian Agency Aircraft Management
NSIAD-84-148: Published: Aug 1, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the actions taken by various agencies on recommendations it had made to improve civilian agency aircraft management.The agencies agreed with most of the recommendations and either have implemented many of them or are planning to do so soon. GAO analyzed the actions taken or planned and believes that these actions, if all are implemented, addr...