Airline regulation (61 - 70 of 141 items)
International Aviation: DOT's Efforts to Increase U.S. Airlines' Access to International Markets
T-RCED-96-32: Published: Mar 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) efforts to increase U.S. airlines' access to the United Kingdom (UK). GAO noted that: (1) DOT has little leverage in its efforts to reduce restrictions in its agreement with the UK, since its major airline already has extensive access to the U.S. aviation market; (2) only two U.S. airlines have access to London's Heathrow Airport, with the oth...
Certification of New Airlines: Department of Transportation Has Taken Action to Improve Its Certification Process
RCED-96-8: Published: Jan 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) processes for certifying the initial operations of new airlines, focusing on the: (1) number of applicants that applied for and received authorization to begin new airlines since 1990; and (2) cost to certify new airlines and how the cost is distributed between the government and the applicants.GAO found tha...
International Aviation: DOT Needs Better Data for Monitoring and Decisionmaking
T-RCED-95-240: Published: Jul 11, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1995.
GAO discussed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) efforts to increase the access of U.S. airlines to foreign markets. GAO noted that DOT: (1) policy goals include negotiating with foreign governments to achieve a deregulated airline environment; (2) has not collected or analyzed the information necessary to conduct sufficient economic analyses of proposed changes in the international marketpl...
International Aviation: Better Data on Code-Sharing Needed by DOT for Monitoring and Decisionmaking
T-RCED-95-170: Published: May 24, 1995. Publicly Released: May 24, 1995.
GAO discussed international aviation issues, focusing on code-sharing alliances between U.S. and foreign airlines. GAO noted that: (1) bilateral agreements between the United States and foreign nations often restrict an airline's ability to serve foreign markets; (2) investments in other countries' airlines and the tripling of code-sharing alliances since 1982 have been effective strategies for ai...
International Aviation: Airline Alliances Produce Benefits, but Effect on Competition Is Uncertain
RCED-95-99: Published: Apr 6, 1995. Publicly Released: May 5, 1995.
GAO provided information on marketing alliances between U.S. and foreign airlines, focusing on: (1) their effect on consumers and airlines' traffic flows and revenues; and (2) key issues that the Department of Transportation (DOT) needs to address.GAO found that: (1) alliances between U.S and foreign airlines have increased ridership and revenues for partners; (2) the impact of an alliance on othe...
Aviation Safety: Data Problems Threaten FAA Strides on Safety Analysis System
AIMD-95-27: Published: Feb 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Safety Performance Analysis System (SPAS), focusing on: (1) whether FAA is effectively managing the SPAS acquisition; (2) the extent to which SPAS will rely on Aviation Safety Analysis System (ASAS) databases; and (3) whether FAA is effectively addressing known data quality problems with the ASAS database...
Aviation Safety: FAA Can Be More Proactive in Promoting Aviation Safety
T-RCED-95-81: Published: Jan 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1995.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to ensure the safety of the flying public. GAO noted that: (1) although recent aviation accidents have received much publicity and raised considerable public concern, air travel remains generally safe; (2) FAA is having difficulty keeping pace with advances in aircraft technologies; (3) FAA has taken years to develop a system to tar...
[Comments on Fly America Act Interpretation]
B-258059: Published: Dec 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1994.
A domestic airline requested a decision on whether its lease agreement with a foreign airline qualified as air transportation services under the Fly America Act. GAO noted that the: (1) air services in question did not qualify as air transportation by a U.S. carrier, since the domestic airline did not have the necessary authority to provide scheduled services; and (2) foreign airline could not qua...
Air Pollution: FAA's Reliance on Manufacturers for Jet Engine Emission Testing
RCED-94-99: Published: Jul 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) regulation of jet aircraft emissions, focusing on: (1) how FAA ensures that jet aircraft engines meet emission standards; and (2) what steps FAA and the manufacturers have taken to address the potential for conflict of interest in the designee system.GAO found that: (1) FAA relies on aircraft manufacturer...
International Aviation: New Competitive Conditions Require Changes in DOT Strategy
T-RCED-94-194: Published: May 5, 1994. Publicly Released: May 5, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) international aviation policymaking, focusing on: (1)operating and marketing obstacles that U.S. airlines encounter at airports in Europe and Asia; and (2) marketing alliances between U.S. and foreign airlines. GAO noted that: (1) international traffic has become increasingly important to U.S. airlines; (2) although the international aviation...