Regulatory agencies (41 - 49 of 49 items)
Airline Inspections: Comparison of Airlines With and Without Military Contracts
RCED-86-185BR: Published: Jun 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the results of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) National Air Transportation Inspection (NATI) for airlines having contracts with the Military Airlift Command (MAC) with those not contracting with MAC.From its analysis of the NATI data, GAO found that airlines with MAC contracts had a lower level of compliance with FAA regulations than ai...
FAA's Airline Inspection Program
129875: May 14, 1986
GAO discussed the adequacy of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) airline inspection program to ensure airline safety to assess: (1) the program's effectiveness; (2) FAA actions to improve it; and (3) airline compliance with the program. GAO noted that FAA has not responded effectively to the changes deregulation has caused in the airline industry because it: (1) needs more inspectors but...
Airline Competition: Impact of Computerized Reservation Systems
RCED-86-74: Published: May 9, 1986. Publicly Released: May 9, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the effects of airline-owned computerized reservation systems (CRS) on competition in the airline industry, focusing on: (1) conflicting studies on system profitability conducted by two system-vendor airlines and a consultant; and (2) a Department of Justice report on the structure and performance of the market.GAO found that: (1) a group of airlin...
FAA Appropriation Issues
129660: Apr 16, 1986
GAO discussed the continuing problems that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has had in procuring technologies for the National Airspace System Plan and developing adequate controller and inspector work forces. FAA has not: (1) developed a strategy for adequately considering its technical options in developing direct user access terminal systems designed to reduce the work load at flight s...
FAA's Advanced Automation System
129644: Apr 16, 1986
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) plans to modernize its air traffic control (ATC) system through the Advanced Automation System (AAS). GAO noted that AAS, which will cost $3.2 billion, is expected to: (1) enable the consolidation and replacement of en route and terminal ATC facilities; (2) increase controller productivity and system availability; (3) reduce operating costs...
FAA Can Better Manage the Aircraft It Uses To Keep Pilots Current and Provide Transportation
PLRD-83-52: Published: Apr 1, 1983. Publicly Released: May 3, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal civilian agencies' aircraft operations to determine whether they are being managed efficiently and economically. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) conducts aircraft flight programs to keep pilots current.GAO found that more effective management of FAA programs is needed because: (1) most pilots do not acquire the minimum flight h...
The Civil Aeronautics Board's Verification of Airline Financial and Operating Data
107399: Sep 27, 1978
The Civil Aeronautics Board's (CAB) efforts to improve its accounting and reporting systems have included: (1) permitting airlines to file a single set of reports to satisfy both CAB and Securities and Exchange Commission financial reporting requirements; (2) changing CAB accounting and reporting requirements to make them more compatible with generally accepted accounting principles; and (3) devel...
Airline Deregulation: Boon or Bust?
115192: Jan 1, 1981
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 16, Issue 2, Spring 1981. The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) is responsible for the economic regulation of the airline industry. CAB has scrupulously protected airlines from competition. Criticism has been aimed at the CAB route-award policy which restricted new routes and competition. CAB fare policies failed to give cost-service options to passengers...
Impact of Air Traffic Controllers' Pay Increase
B-200617: Published: Nov 13, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1980.
The President of the Air Traffic Controllers Organization contended that controllers will lose a large amount of compensation as a result of the limitations put on night, Sunday, and holiday premium pay in the October 1980 comparability increase. He suggested that this is a result of a decision by GAO and requested an exclusion for premium pay as a remedy for the existing condition. However, this...