Airline regulation (41 - 50 of 141 items)
Airline Competition: Cargo Airline Has Enhanced Competition in Hawaii but Faces an Uncertain Future
RCED-98-156: Published: Jun 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the basis for the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) revision of its interpretation of turnaround service in Hawaii, focusing on determining how American International Cargo's (AIC) November 1995 entry into the Hawaiian inter-island air cargo market with relatively noisy Stage 2 aircraft has affected--and how its potential future exit could af...
Aviation Competition: Proposed Domestic Airline Alliances Raise Serious Issues
T-RCED-98-215: Published: Jun 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1998.
GAO discussed the potential impact of the alliances proposed by the nation's six largest airlines, focusing on the competitive implications of the proposed alliances, including: (1) their potential benefits to consumers; (2) their potential harm to consumers; and (3) the issues that policymakers need to consider in evaluating the net effects of the proposed alliances.GAO noted that: (1) the primar...
Aviation Security: Implementation of Recommendations Is Under Way, but Completion Will Take Several Years
RCED-98-102: Published: Apr 24, 1998. Publicly Released: May 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the tracking, monitoring, and coordinating activities undertaken by the agencies responsible for implementing recommendations made by the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security and on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) progress in implementing eight of these recommendations, focusing on: (1) how federal agenc...
Domestic Aviation: Service Problems and Limited Competition Continue in Some Markets
T-RCED-98-176: Published: Apr 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1998.
GAO discussed its work on the effects of airline deregulation, focusing on: (1) fare and service trends; (2) factors contributing to service problems; and (3) the initiatives by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and others to address these problems.GAO noted that: (1) not all communities have benefited from airline deregulation; (2) certain airports--particularly those serving small and mediu...
Aviation Safety: Weaknesses in Inspection and Enforcement Limit FAA in Identifying and Responding to Risks
RCED-98-6: Published: Feb 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the outcomes of: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) inspection process in fiscal years (FY) 1990 through 1996 and how this process would be strengthened to better assess and encourage compliance with aviation safety and security regulations; and (2) FAA's enforcement process during this period and how this process could be strengthened...
Aviation Competition: International Aviation Alliances and the Influence of Airline Marketing Practices
T-RCED-98-131: Published: Mar 19, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the United States' aviation relations with the United Kingdom, focusing on the: (1) status of the various reviews of the proposed American Airlines/British Airways (AA/BA) alliance being undertaken by the European regulatory agencies and the Departments of Transportation and Justice; (2) competitive impact of the proposed alliance; and (3) extent...
Airline Competition: Barriers to Entry Continue in Some Domestic Markets
T-RCED-98-112: Published: Mar 5, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1998.
GAO discussed the air service problems that some communities have experienced since the deregulation of the airline industry in 1978.GAO noted that: (1) not all communities have benefited from airline deregulation; (2) certain airports--particularly those serving small and medium-sized communities in the East and upper Midwest--have experienced higher fares and poorer service since deregulation; (...
Transportation Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-18(1): Published: Feb 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Transportation issue area as of February 2, 1998...
Aviation Safety: Efforts to Implement Flight Operational Quality Assurance Programs
RCED-98-10: Published: Dec 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) how the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) and U.S. airlines' Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) programs will enhance aviation safety; (2) the costs and benefits of such programs; and (3) the factors that could impede their full implementation and actions that could be taken to overcome any impediments.GAO noted t...
Aviation Safety: Installation of Smoke Detection and Fire Suppression Systems in U.S. Transport Aircraft
RCED-98-54R: Published: Dec 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the actions under way at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and within the airline industry to effect changes in fire safety standards for cargo or baggage compartments in certain passenger and cargo aircraft within the 3-year time frame proposed by FAA. GAO focused on the: (1) status of FAA's and the airline industry's efforts to equip airc...