Regulatory agencies (21 - 30 of 49 items)
Aviation Safety: Chicago Center Work Force Views of the Air Traffic Control System
RCED-89-205FS: Published: Sep 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO supplemented information in two reports on the air traffic control work force, focusing on differences between survey responses from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center and other survey responses.GAO found that Chicago: (1) center controllers and supervisors were more concerned than those at other centers about...
Aviation Training: FAA Aviation Safety Inspectors Are Not Receiving Needed Training
RCED-89-168: Published: Sep 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) training of its aviation safety inspectors, focusing on whether: (1) operations inspectors received the recurrent flight training required to make pilot flight checks; (2) opportunities existed to more efficiently utilize the inspectors; and (3) airworthiness inspectors received the training they needed t...
Airline Competition: DOT's Implementation of Airline Regulatory Authority
RCED-89-93: Published: Jun 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the effectiveness of the Department of Transportation's (DOT) airline oversight activities, focusing on how DOT: (1) developed and implemented its policy for approving airline mergers; and (2) protected airline passengers from unfair and deceptive trade practices.GAO found that: (1) major changes occurred in the airline industry between 1979, when...
Aviation Safety: Conditions Within the Air Traffic Control Work Force
RCED-89-113FS: Published: Apr 24, 1989. Publicly Released: May 25, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided the results of its 1988 questionnaire of air traffic controllers, supervisors, and facility managers on air traffic issues facing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), including work load, staffing, overtime, training, morale, and system safety. GAO compared the 1988 responses with those of its 1985 survey.GAO found that controllers generally...
Aviation Security: Corrective Actions Underway, but Better Inspection Guidance Still Needed
RCED-88-160: Published: Aug 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Civil Aviation Security Program to determine the effectiveness of FAA inspection efforts to identify and rectify domestic security deficiencies.GAO reviewed inspection programs at six large airports and found that: (1) FAA lacked adequate controls over personnel identification systems and air operatio...
FAA's Implementation of the Expanded East Coast Plan
T-RCED-88-39: Published: May 16, 1988. Publicly Released: May 16, 1988.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of its Expanded East Coast Plan (EECP), which revised air traffic control routes and procedures to reduce delays in the three major airports in the New York metropolitan area. GAO found that: (1) although phase 1 of EECP, which created new air routes and revised others, significantly reduced flight delays, it increased aircra...
Aviation Safety: Measuring How Safely Individual Airlines Operate
RCED-88-61: Published: Mar 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the feasibility of publishing indicators comparing airline safety records, focusing on the: (1) areas of operation important to airline safety; (2) availability and quality of data; and (3) ongoing research efforts to measure individual airline safety.GAO found that: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) inspection data...
A Judgmental Call: Measuring the Safety of the Airlines
135528: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 1, Spring 1988, discusses how aviation researchers are attempting to determine appropriate, effective standards for measuring and comparing airline safety. While experts generally agree that pilot competence, maintenance quality, financial stability, and management attitude are very important to safe operation, problems exist in attempts to defi...
Air Traffic Control: FAA Should Avoid Duplication in Procuring a Traffic Management System
IMTEC-88-8: Published: Dec 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to acquire a new automated system designed to improve air traffic flow and traffic management.GAO found that FAA believes that its present Traffic Management System cannot meet requirements because the: (1) obsolete software cannot keep pace with increasing demand; and (2) existing system does...
Aviation Safety: Commuter Airports Should Participate in the Airport Certification Program
RCED-88-41: Published: Nov 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) requirements for participation in its Airport Certification Program, particularly: (1) its requirements for commuter airlines with 30 or fewer passenger seats; (2) the program's safety benefits and cost-effectiveness; and (3) alternative requirements and their impact on commuter airports.GAO found tha...