Air traffic control systems (71 - 74 of 74 items)
FAA Appropriation Issues
129660: Apr 16, 1986
GAO discussed the continuing problems that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has had in procuring technologies for the National Airspace System Plan and developing adequate controller and inspector work forces. FAA has not: (1) developed a strategy for adequately considering its technical options in developing direct user access terminal systems designed to reduce the work load at flight s...
FAA's Advanced Automation System
129644: Apr 16, 1986
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) plans to modernize its air traffic control (ATC) system through the Advanced Automation System (AAS). GAO noted that AAS, which will cost $3.2 billion, is expected to: (1) enable the consolidation and replacement of en route and terminal ATC facilities; (2) increase controller productivity and system availability; (3) reduce operating costs...
Conditions Within the Air Traffic Control Work Force at Six FAA Facilities
129192: Mar 3, 1986
GAo discussed conditions within the controller work force at the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic control (ATC) facilities serving northern New Jersey. GAO found that FAA does not have as many fully qualified, experienced controllers at some of these facilities as managers, supervisors, and controllers believe are needed, and the problem cannot be resolved in the short term. In...
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'...