Aircraft (71 - 76 of 76 items)
FAA Can Better Manage the Aircraft It Uses To Keep Pilots Current and Provide Transportation
PLRD-83-52: Published: Apr 1, 1983. Publicly Released: May 3, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal civilian agencies' aircraft operations to determine whether they are being managed efficiently and economically. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) conducts aircraft flight programs to keep pilots current.GAO found that more effective management of FAA programs is needed because: (1) most pilots do not acquire the minimum flight h...
Federal Civilian Agencies' Management of Their Aircraft and Related Services
119509: Sep 23, 1982
GAO discussed the results of its review on the management of aircraft by Federal civilian agencies. In 1977, GAO reported that Federal civilian agencies were acquiring, operating, and managing aircraft independently and without any Government-wide guidance. In a current review, GAO found that, although these agencies spent nearly $500 million to operate aircraft in fiscal year 1981, very little ha...
Comments on the Study: "Consequences of Deregulation of the Scheduled Air Transportation Industry"
CED-77-38: Published: Feb 25, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1977.
The Air Transport Association of America's (ATA) study "Consequences of Deregulation of the Scheduled Air Transportation Industry" was reviewed. The ATA study evaluated the consequences of deregulating the 3,087 nonstop routes served by U.S. trunk and local service airlines in 1973 and concluded that air services available to the public could be markedly reduced under a deregulated system.The stu...
Review of Inter-Island Airlift Service in the Far East, World Airways vs. Military Airlift Command
LCD-76-242: Published: Oct 19, 1976. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1976.
Cost comparisons were made on the operation of the inter-island military airlift by World Airways and the Military Airlift Command (MAC). Although World Airways had run the airlift service economically and had exceeded the minimum efficiency requirements of the contract, it was determined that the MAC ran the service more economically and almost as efficiently. Total cost estimate for fiscal year...
Adoption of Commercial Standards for Seat Spacing and In-Flight Food Service Would Reduce Contract Airlift Costs and Conserve Fuel
LCD-76-211: Published: Oct 5, 1976. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1976.
A comparison was made of standards for seat spacing and food service on Military Airlift Command (MAC) charter flights with commercial standards. MAC seat spacing of 38 inches falls between commercial first-class and coach-class spacing. Specifications for meals are for higher quality than for those served on commercial flights. GAO found that reduced seating capacity on MAC charter aircraft and m...
Substantial Savings Available To The Military Services Through Increased Recapping of Aircraft Tires
B-146753: Published: Feb 01, 1968. Publicly Released: Feb 01, 1968.
GAO reviewed the aircraft tire recapping practices in the Department of Defense, focusing on the substantial savings that could be realized by the government if tires used on military aircraft are recapped as many times as practicable.GAO noted that: (1) by recapping aircraft tires as many times as the condition of casings permits, commercial airlines get more recaps per tire than the Air Force an...