Airline regulation (71 - 80 of 141 items)
Airport Competition: Essential Air Service Slots at O'Hare International Airport
RCED-94-118FS: Published: Mar 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the availability of air travel between small midwestern airports and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1993, the Essential Air Service (EAS) Program provided a total of $38.6 million to commercial air carriers agreeing to provide service to designated communities; (2) some midwestern communitie...
FAA Reauthorization: Opportunity Exists to Address Safety, Capacity, and Efficiency Issues
T-RCED-93-75: Published: Sep 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1993.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1993, as well as other issues related to the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) facilities and equipment, operations, and research activities. GAO noted that: (1) from fiscal year 1992 to 1993, Airport Improvement Program (AIP) discretionary funds decreased while the proportion of set-aside funds increased; (2) the Capital...
Airline Competition: Industry Competitive and Financial Issues
T-RCED-93-49: Published: Jun 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1993.
GAO discussed competition in the airline industry. GAO noted that: (1) while competition in the industry increased immediately after deregulation in 1978, competition has steadily decreased since the mid-1980s, and there are now a number of barriers to entry into the industry; (2) the industry is continuing to become more concentrated; (3) continuing large financial losses by the major U.S. airlin...
Airline Competition: Options For Addressing Financial and Competition Problems
T-RCED-93-52: Published: Jun 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1993.
GAO discussed directions the National Commission to Ensure a Competitive Airline Industry might pursue to meet its goals of ensuring a financially healthy competitive airline industry. GAO noted that: (1) in some ways, the airline industry today is as concentrated as it was before deregulation; (2) airline fares continue to be lower than before deregulation, after adjusting for inflation; (3) almo...
International Aviation: Measures by European Community Could Limit U.S. Airlines' Ability to Compete Abroad
RCED-93-64: Published: Apr 26, 1993. Publicly Released: May 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the European Economic Community's (EC) air transportation regulation changes and their effects on U.S. and European airlines.GAO found that: (1) since 1987, EC has made modest progress in implementing measures to create a more competitive air transport market; (2) EC air transportation liberalization efforts have had little effect on reducing airli...
Airline Competition: Strategies for Addressing Financial and Competitive Problems in the Airline Industry
T-RCED-93-11: Published: Feb 18, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1993.
GAO discussed the airline industry's competitive and financial problems, focusing on the: (1) protection of U.S. consumer interests; and (2) future ability of U.S. airlines to compete in domestic and international aviation markets. GAO noted that: (1) over the last 3 years, the U.S. airline industry's losses totalled $10 billion; (2) three airlines accounted for two-thirds of the total losses and...
Airline Competition: Impact of Changing Foreign Investment and Control Limits on U.S. Airlines
RCED-93-7: Published: Dec 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the current restrictions on foreign investment in and control of U.S. airlines, focusing on the impact of relaxing restrictions on: (1) domestic and international competition, (2) national security, (3) airline employment, and (4) safety. GAO also reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) procedures for enforcing these restri...
Aviation Safety: Increased Oversight of Foreign Carriers Needed
RCED-93-42: Published: Nov 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Transportation's (DOT) licensing and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of a program which examines foreign civil aviation authorities' compliance with international safety standards, focusing on FAA: (1) assessments of foreign countries' compliance with international standards; (2) oversight...
Comments on 'Airline Competition Enhancement Act of 1992'
T-RCED-92-71: Published: Jun 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1992.
GAO discussed the impact of the proposed Airline Competition Enhancement Act on airline-owned computerized reservations systems. GAO noted that: (1) airlines owning systems have benefited from substantial shifts of traffic and revenues from airlines that do not own systems and from airlines owning smaller systems; (2) the Department of Transportation (DOT) does not collect sufficient data about ma...
Aviation Safety: Commuter Airline Safety Would Be Enhanced With Better FAA Oversight
T-RCED-92-40: Published: Mar 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1992.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of commuter airlines. GAO noted that: (1) between 1990 and 1991, the number of commuter airlines accidents increased by almost 50 percent; (2) FAA has taken such positive steps to improve its inspection program as increasing its inspector work force, creating a program for in-depth inspections of selected airlines, and defining an...