Safety standards (31 - 40 of 58 items)
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...
Aviation Security: Additional Actions Needed to Meet Domestic and International Challenges
RCED-94-38: Published: Jan 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to comply with Aviation Security Improvement Act requirements, focusing on: (1) FAA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) assessment of domestic airport security; (2) the level of protection that exists for U.S. citizens travelling on foreign airlines; (3) FAA efforts to improve mail and...
FAA Work Forces: Important Decisions Affecting Staff Use and Management
T-RCED-93-59: Published: Jun 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1993.
GAO discussed the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) major work forces. GAO noted that: (1) FAA spent much of the 1980s ensuring that it had sufficient air traffic controllers and safety and security inspectors to fulfill its responsibilities; (2) the primary FAA challenge is to redistribute its work force and fulfill prior commitments; (3) FAA is reassessing its controller and...
Aircraft Maintenance: FAA Needs to Follow Through on Plans to Ensure the Safety of Aging Aircraft
RCED-93-91: Published: Feb 26, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to improve its monitoring of airlines' compliance with maintenance rules for aging aircraft, focusing on: (1) changes in airlines' aging aircraft maintenance strategies; (2) FAA use of a centralized database to monitor airline compliance; and (3) the effectiveness of FAA inspection initiatives to monitor the aging aircraft fleet.GAO...
Aviation Safety: New Regulations for Deicing Aircraft Could Be Strengthened
RCED-93-52: Published: Nov 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) progress in developing new regulations governing airlines' ground operations during icing conditions.GAO found that: (1) FAA issued interim final regulations within 6 months after a major accident that may have been caused by icing; (2) the new regulations require more thorough procedures for inspecting a...
Aviation Safety: Increased Oversight of Foreign Carriers Needed
RCED-93-42: Published: Nov 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Transportation's (DOT) licensing and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of a program which examines foreign civil aviation authorities' compliance with international safety standards, focusing on FAA: (1) assessments of foreign countries' compliance with international standards; (2) oversight...
OCG-93-14TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed major federal policy, management, and program issues involving transportation, focusing on: (1) investment in surface transportation infrastructure; (2) modernization of air traffic control and airports; (3) transportation safety; (4) airline competition and access to international markets; (5) Coast Guard acquisition programs and environmental pro...
Aircraft Maintenance: Potential Shortage in National Aircraft Repair Capacity
RCED-91-14: Published: Oct 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed various aspects of the U.S. aircraft repair station industry, focusing on the: (1) reasons for recent increases in maintenance demand; (2) extent to which the industry's capacity is being used; and (3) factors affecting future demand for and supply of airline and independent repair station services.GAO found that: (1) airline and independent aircra...
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...