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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...
Aviation Safety: Better Oversight Would Reduce the Risk of Air Taxi Accidents
T-RCED-92-27: Published: Feb 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1992.
GAO discussed the oversight of air taxis by the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). GAO noted that: (1) FAA could not ascertain whether all air taxis operate safely and comply with regulations because it did not perform required inspections on all air taxis and routine FAA inspections had limited effectiveness in discovering safety violati...
Aviation Safety: Air Taxis--The Most Accident-Prone Airlines--Need Better Oversight
RCED-92-60: Published: Jan 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed oversight of the air taxi industry, focusing on: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) level of inspection effort for air taxis; and (2) the Office of the Secretary of Transportation's (OST) economic fitness standards as applied to air taxis.GAO found that: (1) despite air taxi services' high accident rate, FAA information indicated that...
Aviation Safety: Emergency Revocation Orders of Air Carrier Certificates
RCED-92-10: Published: Oct 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the profiles of air carriers subject to emergency revocation orders and the most common violations that led to revocations; (2) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspection and enforcement history of the air carriers before the emergency revocation orders were issued; and (3) the extent to which key airline owners and manage...
Aircraft Maintenance: Additional FAA Oversight Needed of Aging Aircraft Repairs (Vol. II)
RCED-91-91B: Published: May 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the aircraft repair station industry, focusing on the responses of 48 carriers and 35 independent repair stations to a questionnaire regarding aircraft maintenance demand, constraints on maintenance supply, and carriers' compliance with airworthiness directives.GAO presented: (1) a list of air carriers and independent repair stations...
FAA Budget: Key Issues in Facilities and Equipment and Operations Accounts Need Resolution
T-RCED-91-58: Published: Jun 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1991.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) fiscal year (FY) 1992 budget request, focusing on the facilities and equipment (F&E) account and the operations account. GAO noted that: (1) the total estimated cost of air traffic control modernization funded by F&E through 2000 increased from $27 billion in 1990 to $31 billion in 1991; (2) since January 1990, 8 of 12 major systems experie...
Airline Competition: Impact of FAA Legislation on Passenger Facilities Charges and Trust Fund Spending
T-RCED-90-104: Published: Aug 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1990.
GAO discussed airline competition and the implications of the proposed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation. GAO noted that: (1) California airports reported that they leased 75 percent of their gates to major airlines; (2) 16 percent of the large and medium-sized airports in California had use-or-lose provisions in their gate agreements; (3) officials at four airports...
Observations on H.R. 3774, 'The Aging Aircraft Safety Act of 1989'
T-RCED-90-82: Published: May 23, 1990. Publicly Released: May 23, 1990.
GAO discussed the Aging Aircraft Safety Act of 1989, intended to reduce the safety risk of older aircraft and raise the public's confidence in the safety of the U.S. air transport fleet. GAO found that: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) needed an overall plan for coordinating activities in the aging aircraft area; and (2) the legislation would require that, within one year of reaching...
Aviation Safety: Management Improvement Needed in FAA's Airworthiness Directive Program
RCED-90-94: Published: Feb 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of its Airworthiness Directive Program, focusing on: (1) whether FAA oversight is sufficient to determine airlines' compliance with directives; and (2) how FAA safety information could be used to make the program more effective.GAO found that: (1) the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB...
Proactive Management of FAA's Security Program Needed
T-RCED-90-20: Published: Dec 18, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1989.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) policies and procedures for preventing criminal acts against aviation. GAO noted that reviews of FAA domestic and international security programs identified major deficiencies in: (1) passenger screening, with airlines widely varying in screening effectiveness and lacking clearly defined performance expectations; (2) airport security contro...