Airports (61 - 70 of 91 items)
Aviation Safety: Additional Actions Needed for Three Safety Programs
T-RCED-92-90: Published: Aug 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1992.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) progress in three programs to improve aviation safety. GAO noted that: (1) FAA has not established a planned database to monitor older aircraft safety compliance, but intends to issue a report to Congress in September 1992; (2) the report will not help FAA track modifications and repairs performed on older aircraft or capture information on...
Aviation Noise: Costs of Phasing Out Noisy Aircraft
RCED-91-128: Published: Jul 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the economic impact of noise abatement measures on the aviation industry.GAO found that: (1) the passage of the Airport Noise and Capacity Act (ANCA) may discourage some airports from adopting their own noise restrictions, since it requires that new Stage 3 aircraft restrictions not voluntarily agreed to by aircraft operators be approved by the Sec...
Aviation Noise: A National Policy is Needed
T-RCED-90-112: Published: Sep 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1990.
GAO discussed the economic impact that noise restrictions have had and are likely to have on the aviation industry. GAO noted that: (1) in the absence of a national noise policy, airports were likely to continue implementing noise abatement measures to respond to residential concerns; (2) the lack of coordination among local airports could place an increasingly heavy burden of higher costs and ine...
Air Traffic Control: Status of FAA's Effort to Modernize the System
RCED-90-146FS: Published: Apr 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) National Airspace System Plan (NAS), focusing on the: (1) overall status of the program; and (2) program's 12 major systems' projected cost and schedule as of January 1990.GAO found that: (1) FAA had completed 28 projects, or about 32 percent of all NAS projects, but the completed projects r...
Aircraft Noise: Eight Airports' Efforts to Mitigate Noise
RCED-89-189: Published: Sep 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on eight major airports' efforts to mitigate aircraft noise, focusing on: (1) the airports' selection and use of measures for mitigating the effects of aircraft-generated noise; (2) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) assistance for noise mitigation programs; and (3) the airports' evaluations of individual noise mitigation efforts and...
Air Traffic Control: FAA's Interim Actions to Reduce Near Mid-Air Collisions
RCED-89-149: Published: Jun 30, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) reported near-mid-air collisions involving commercial carriers to determine which locations had the highest frequency of such incidents; (2) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) short-term actions and plans to reduce the risk of commercial carrier mid-air collisions; and (3) FAA use of near-mid-air collision data to evaluate the effecti...
Airline Service: Changes at Major Montana Airports Since Deregulation
RCED-89-141FS: Published: May 24, 1989. Publicly Released: May 24, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on changes in airline service to Montana's seven major airports since airline industry deregulation.GAO found, between 1978 and 1988, an overall: (1) 15 percent increase in passenger enplanements at the seven airports, with two airports having a significant increase in enplanements, two airports with decreased enplanements, and three ai...
Aviation Research: Information on FAA's Research, Engineering, and Development Program
RCED-89-122FS: Published: Apr 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO developed budget information on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Research, Engineering, and Development (RE&D) Program for fiscal years (FY) 1987 through 1989 at the subprogram level.GAO found that: (1) the program objective was to improve the nation's air transportation system by increasing safety, productivity, and capacity to meet future ai...
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...
Aircraft Noise: Implementation of FAA's Expanded East Coast Plan
RCED-88-143: Published: Aug 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of its Expanded East Coast Plan, focusing on: (1) agencies' responsibilities for assessing the environmental impact of revising air routes and flight procedures; (2) the plan's effects on noise and air routes; (3) how FAA measured aircraft noise; (4) reasons why FAA did not perform an envir...