Aircraft maintenance (31 - 40 of 51 items)
Navy Maintenance: The P-3 Aircraft Overhaul Program Can Be Improved
NSIAD-87-157: Published: Jun 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Navy's procedures for overhauling P-3 aircraft to determine if it could reduce depot turnaround time.GAO found that: (1) although the Navy established a program to inspect aircraft before they were due for overhauls, the major commands were not requesting inspections on many aircraft; (2) performing more inspections and scheduling overhauls more efficiently could reduce overhaul c...
Aviation Safety: Federal Regulation of Public Aircraft
RCED-87-19BR: Published: Dec 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information concerning the use, maintenance, and safety of public aircraft in Alaska, and the extent to which Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety regulations apply to these aircraft. Public aircraft are those that federal, state, or local governments use exclusively.GAO found that: (1) public aircraft throughout the United States are su...
Navy Maintenance: Opportunities To Improve Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance
NSIAD-87-18: Published: Oct 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Navy's aircraft intermediate maintenance program, focusing on repair rates, turnaround times, and capabilities among intermediate maintenance facilities.GAO found that: (1) overall repair rates varied considerably among individual aircraft intermediate maintenance departments (AIMD) located at naval air stations; (2) repair turnaround times varied considerably between the Atlantic...
Aviation Safety: FAA's Surveillance of Two Contract Military Carriers
RCED-86-128FS: Published: Mar 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information concerning the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of two airlines involved in military charters.GAO found that: (1) there were a number of problem areas with the carriers' operations specifications, maintenance procedures and records, and safety inspections; (2) both carriers violated FAA regulations, including operating...
Compilation and Analysis of the Federal Aviation Administration's Inspection of a Sample of Commercial Air Carriers
RCED-85-157: Published: Aug 2, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) data concerning the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) inspection of 92 commercial air carriers; and (2) FAA responsibility to monitor and inspect air carrier operations and maintenance to ensure compliance with federal safety regulations.GAO developed data and analysis on the type, frequency, and results of FAA inspections for a sample o...
Overseas Workload Program--Need To Assess Costs and Contributions
NSIAD-85-54: Published: Feb 28, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) management of its Overseas Workload Program to: (1) evaluate the program's contribution to enhanced aircraft readiness and sustainability; and (2) determine if items selected for overseas repair were improving aircraft availability, if shorter turnaround times were resulting in greater availability of parts, and if repair costs were reasonable...
Control of Aircraft Parts at Maintenance Depots
NSIAD-84-103: Published: Apr 16, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) control of aircraft parts at maintenance depots as part of a continuing evaluation of aircraft depot operations.DOD has spent nearly $4 billion annually on maintenance at aircraft depots to keep aircraft operationally ready. GAO found that, although the services have improved their parts control operations, current problems include: (1) providing good...
Review of Maintenance Procedures and Preflight Inspection at U-Tapao
B-165863: Published: Apr 20, 1973. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Federal Aviation Administration's Regulation and Surveillance of Alterations to Light Aircraft
089623: Apr 11, 1975
No summary is currently available...
Savings Can Be Made by Using Compressed Air When Testing Aircraft for Fuel Leaks
PLRD-83-69: Published: Apr 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1983.
GAO reported to the Secretary of the Air Force on the cost and time savings that can be achieved by using compressed air in lieu of engine runups to check for fuel leaks in aircraft that use external fuel tanks.In a 1982 report, GAO concluded that large amounts of aviation fuel could be saved if the compressed air test procedure were used to check for fuel leaks in aircraft with external fuel leak...