Commercial aviation (81 - 90 of 158 items)
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; (...
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...
Human Factors: FAA's Guidance and Oversight of Pilot Crew Resource Management Training Can Be Improved
RCED-98-7: Published: Nov 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the role of airline pilots' performance in accidents and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to address any inadequate performance, focusing on the: (1) types and frequency of accidents in which an airline pilot's performance was cited as a contributing factor, including those in which failure to use crew resource management (CRM) p...
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...
Aviation Insurance: Issues Related to the Reauthorization of FAA's Aviation Insurance Program
T-RCED-97-115: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Aviation Insurance Program, focusing on changes made to the program since GAO last reported on it in 1994.GAO noted that: (1) in its 1994 report, GAO found that the program did not have sufficient funds available to pay potential insurance claims in the unlikely event of a catastro...