Airline regulation (51 - 60 of 141 items)
Aviation Safety: FAA Oversight of Repair Stations Needs Improvement
RCED-98-21: Published: Oct 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 24, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of the aviation repair station industry, focusing on: (1) the nature and scope of the oversight of repair stations conducted by FAA personnel; (2) how well FAA follows up on inspections to ensure that the deficiencies in repair station operations are corrected once they have been identified; and...
Domestic Aviation: Barriers Continue to Limit Competition
T-RCED-98-32: Published: Oct 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1997.
GAO discussed the barriers that limit aviation competition, focusing on: (1) the actions the Department of Transportation (DOT) has taken to address those barriers; and (2) how the Aviation Competition Enhancement Act of 1997 and other initiatives seek to address those problems.GAO noted that: (1) a combination of factors continues to limit entry at airports serving small and medium-sized communit...
Airline Deregulation: Addressing the Air Service Problems of Some Communities
T-RCED-97-187: Published: Jun 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1997.
GAO discussed the air service problems that some communities have experienced since the deregulation of the airline industry in 1978 and initiatives that may help address those problems, focusing on: (1) why some airports serving small and medium-sized communities in the East and upper Midwest have not experienced the same level of entry as those serving communities that have benefitted from dereg...
International Aviation: Competition Issues in the U.S.-U.K. Market
T-RCED-97-103: Published: Jun 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1997.
GAO discussed U.S. aviation relations with the United Kingdom, focusing on the: (1) current status of airline competition in the U.S.-U.K. market and of negotiations between the United States and the United Kingdom; (2) potential competitive impacts of the proposed alliance between American Airlines and British Airways; and (3) obstacles that might prevent U.S. airlines from having adequate access...
Aviation Safety: FAA Has Begun Efforts to Make Data More Publicly Available
RCED-97-137: Published: Apr 25, 1997. Publicly Released: May 27, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) what actions the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has taken to make aviation safety information more available to the public; (2) what the public demand has been for FAA's aviation safety information; (3) FAA's plans to expand the aviation safety information available to the public; and (4) FAA's progress in making safety information avai...
Domestic Aviation: Barriers to Entry Continue to Limit Benefits of Airline Deregulation
T-RCED-97-120: Published: May 13, 1997. Publicly Released: May 13, 1997.
GAO discussed competition in the domestic airline industry, focusing on: (1) barriers to entry in the airline industry; and (2) the Department of Transportation's (DOT) response to the recommendations in GAO's October 1996 report.GAO noted that: (1) in its October 1996 report, GAO stated that little progress has been achieved in lowering the barriers to entry since GAO first reported on these barr...
Airline Deregulation: Barriers to Entry Continue to Limit Competition in Several Key Domestic Markets
RCED-97-4: Published: Oct 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on airline operating and marketing practices that restrict the entry of new airlines in the deregulated airline industry, focusing on: (1) whether barriers still exist that prevent airlines, particularly those started after deregulation, from servicing new markets; and (2) how these barriers have affected fares and service.GAO found tha...
Aviation Security: Immediate Action Needed to Improve Security
T-RCED/NSIAD-96-237: Published: Aug 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed aviation security, focusing on the measures needed to reduce potential security threats. GAO noted that: (1) the threat of terrorism is increasing in the United States; (2) aviation security responsibilities are shared by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), airlines, and airports; (3) FAA and the aviation community rely on information from...
Airline Deregulation: Changes in Airfares, Service, and Safety at Small, Medium-Sized, and Large Communities
RCED-96-79: Published: Apr 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the deregulation of the airline industry, focusing on: (1) airfares and the quantity, quality, and safety of air service since deregulation.GAO noted that: (1) the average fare per passenger mile is 9 percent lower at small-community airports, 11 percent lower at medium-sized airports, and 8 percent lower at large-community airports; (2) the larges...
Domestic Aviation: Changes in Airfares, Service, and Safety Since Airline Deregulation
T-RCED-96-126: Published: Apr 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1996.
GAO discussed changes that have occurred in domestic aviation since the deregulation of the airline industry, focusing on changes in airline fares, service quantity and quality, and safety. GAO noted that: (1) increased competition and especially the entry of new airlines has resulted in lower air fares than before deregulation at most airports; (2) fares have risen at some airports, many of which...