Safety standards (51 - 58 of 58 items)
FAA's Preboard Passenger Screening Process
T-RCED-87-34: Published: Jun 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1987.
GAO discussed the effectiveness of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Civil Aviation Security Program in screening passengers at U.S. airports to prevent them from boarding with concealed firearms, explosives, and other dangerous weapons. GAO found that: (1) although the security program is a significant deterrent and promotes safety, there are wide variations in the frequency with which...
Aviation Safety: Needed Improvements in FAA's Airline Inspection Program Are Underway
RCED-87-62: Published: May 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA): (1) ability to maintain airline safety standards in a deregulated environment; and (2) actions to correct weaknesses in its inspection program.GAO found that FAA: (1) did not develop a system for monitoring deregulation's impact; (2) decreased its inspection force by 250 between 1981 and 1983, althoug...
T-RCED-87-1: Published: Jan 29, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1987.
GAO discussed U.S. aviation safety and noted that: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the airlines have done a good job of fulfilling their safety roles; (2) FAA uses near mid-air collisions and operational errors to measure the safety of the air traffic control system, but has no method for measuring the safety of airline operation and maintenance; and (3) FAA could use the frequen...
Department of Defense Oversight of Airlines With Military Contracts
130238: Jun 26, 1986
GAO testified on two bills that would establish certain safety inspection requirements for airlines with military contracts by increasing the Department of Defense's (DOD) responsibility for ensuring compliance with federal safety regulations. GAO noted that airlines with military contracts had nearly twice as many serious deficiencies as did those without military contracts and 90 percent had ser...
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...
The Use of Economic Analysis Techniques in Support of Congressional Decisionmaking
098112: Nov 15, 1978
Economic analysis techniques are useful in supporting congressional decisions. The following are examples of economic analyses performed by GAO for Congress. The 1976 report, "Effectiveness, Benefits and Costs of Federal Safety Standards for Protection of Passenger Car Occupants," concluded that the crash survivability standards introduced through model year 1970 were effective in reducing deaths...