Safety regulation (21 - 30 of 54 items)
Aviation Security: Implementation of Recommendations Is Under Way, but Completion Will Take Several Years
RCED-98-102: Published: Apr 24, 1998. Publicly Released: May 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the tracking, monitoring, and coordinating activities undertaken by the agencies responsible for implementing recommendations made by the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security and on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) progress in implementing eight of these recommendations, focusing on: (1) how federal agenc...
Transportation Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-18(2): Published: May 1, 1998. Publicly Released: May 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Transportation issue area as of May 3, 1998...
Aviation Safety: Weaknesses in Inspection and Enforcement Limit FAA in Identifying and Responding to Risks
RCED-98-6: Published: Feb 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the outcomes of: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) inspection process in fiscal years (FY) 1990 through 1996 and how this process would be strengthened to better assess and encourage compliance with aviation safety and security regulations; and (2) FAA's enforcement process during this period and how this process could be strengthened...
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: Targeting and Training of FAA's Safety Inspector Workforce
T-RCED-96-26: Published: Apr 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1996.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) safety inspection program. GAO noted that: (1) in 1991, FAA created its Safety Performance Analysis System (SPAS) to focus its inspection resources on the pilots, aircraft, and facilities that pose the greatest risk; (2) poor data quality jeopardizes the success of SPAS; (3) FAA officials have not fully responded to prior recommendations of...
Air Traffic Control: Analysis of Proposal to Create a Government Corporation
T-RCED-95-139: Published: Mar 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1995.
GAO discussed the proposal to reform the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic control (ATC) system by creating a wholly-owned, not-for-profit, self-sufficient government corporation. GAO noted that: (1) the corporation could be financially viable if budgetary, cost, and revenue assumptions are realized, which will depend on exempting the corporation from spending caps, achieving ope...
Air Traffic Control: Issues Presented by Proposal to Create a Government Corporation
T-RCED-95-114: Published: Feb 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1995.
GAO discussed proposals to reform the air traffic control (ATC) system, focusing on the administration's proposal to create a privatized ATC system. GAO noted that: (1) under the proposal, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would continue to provide safety oversight, but a self-sufficient government corporation would operate the ATC system; (2) the corporation could be viable if the proposa...
Air Traffic Control: Observations on Proposed Corporation
T-RCED-94-210: Published: May 12, 1994. Publicly Released: May 12, 1994.
GAO discussed the proposed establishment of a government-owned corporation to operate, maintain, and modernize the nation's air traffic control (ATC) system, focusing on: (1) whether exempting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from federal procurement regulations will substantially accelerate modernization; (2) how FAA can better position itself to meet the ATC system's future needs; and (...
Aviation Safety: FAA and the State Department Can Better Manage Foreign Enforcement Cases
RCED-94-87: Published: Mar 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed foreign air carriers' compliance with U.S. safety regulations, focusing on: (1) foreign governments' actions on enforcement cases referred by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); (2) FAA action on foreign government-referred enforcement cases; (3) foreign countries' enforcement system weaknesses and compliance with international safety standa...