Aviation (71 - 80 of 120 items)
Aviation Safety: Unresolved Issues Involving U.S.-Registered Aircraft
RCED-93-135: Published: Jun 18, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) monitoring of U.S.-registered aircraft, focusing on whether: (1) FAA inspects U.S.-registered aircraft operated overseas by foreign air carriers, as an international agreement requires; (2) there is a FAA system to verify that 60 percent of the U.S.-registered aircraft's flight hours are conducted in the...
FAA Work Forces: Important Decisions Affecting Staff Use and Management
T-RCED-93-59: Published: Jun 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1993.
GAO discussed the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) major work forces. GAO noted that: (1) FAA spent much of the 1980s ensuring that it had sufficient air traffic controllers and safety and security inspectors to fulfill its responsibilities; (2) the primary FAA challenge is to redistribute its work force and fulfill prior commitments; (3) FAA is reassessing its controller and...
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...
Aircraft Certification: Limited Progress on Developing International Design Standards
RCED-92-179: Published: Aug 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) certification of commercial aircraft and its coordination with foreign aviation authorities, focusing on: (1) the benefits of common international certification standards and practices; (2) the development of such standards and practices; and (3) the relationships between authorities and ma...
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...
Aviation Safety: FAA Needs to More Aggressively Manage Its Inspection Program
T-RCED-92-25: Published: Feb 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1992.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) management and oversight of its inspection program. GAO noted that: (1) since FAA has not sufficiently addressed previously reported problems with its inspection program, it cannot ensure that airlines comply with federal safety regulations; (2) the FAA management database for inspections, the Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem (PTRS)...
Aviation Safety: Emergency Revocation Orders of Air Carrier Certificates
RCED-92-10: Published: Oct 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the profiles of air carriers subject to emergency revocation orders and the most common violations that led to revocations; (2) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspection and enforcement history of the air carriers before the emergency revocation orders were issued; and (3) the extent to which key airline owners and manage...
Aircraft Maintenance: Additional FAA Oversight Needed of Aging Aircraft Repairs (Vol. I)
RCED-91-91A: Published: May 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) increases in demand for heavy airframe maintenance; (2) air carriers' efforts to comply with new federal requirements for repairing aging aircraft; and (3) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of air carriers' compliance with the new rules.GAO found that: (1) the demand for airframe repair and maintenance during the 1990 throu...
Aircraft Maintenance: Additional FAA Oversight Needed of Aging Aircraft Repairs (Vol. II)
RCED-91-91B: Published: May 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the aircraft repair station industry, focusing on the responses of 48 carriers and 35 independent repair stations to a questionnaire regarding aircraft maintenance demand, constraints on maintenance supply, and carriers' compliance with airworthiness directives.GAO presented: (1) a list of air carriers and independent repair stations...
Air Traffic Control: Efforts to Modernize Oceanic System Delayed
IMTEC-91-2: Published: Jan 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to provide automation support to improve oceanic air traffic control.GAO found that: (1) air traffic control services in oceanic areas not under radar surveillance have not changed significantly since 1950; (2) oceanic air traffic controllers lacked a modern automated system and manually updated flight progress based on periodic radi...