Safety standards (21 - 30 of 58 items)
Reagan National Airport: Capacity to Handle Additional Flights and Impact on Other Area Airports
RCED-99-234: Published: Sep 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1999.
GAO examined the impact of legislative proposals to increase the number of flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on two other area airports-Washington Dulles International (BWI) Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Airport, focusing on: (1) the most prominent proposals that would allow an increased number of takeoffs and landings at Reagan National and create exemptions to...
Aviation Safety: FAA's New Inspection System Offers Promise, but Problems Need to Be Addressed
RCED-99-183: Published: Jun 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Air Transportation Oversight System (ATOS), focusing on: (1) to what extent ATOS addresses past concerns about FAA's aviation safety inspections; (2) what factors, if any, surfaced during the implementation of ATOS that could impede its success; and (3) what FAA is doing to address any fact...
Aviation Security: FAA's Actions to Study Responsibilities and Funding for Airport Security and to Certify Screening Companies
RCED-99-53: Published: Feb 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to implement the Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996, focusing on: (1) the status of FAA's efforts to implement the requirement of section 301 of the act mandating that FAA conduct a study and report to Congress on whether aviation security responsibilities should be transf...
Air Traffic Control: Information Concerning Equipment Outages at Two Kansas City Area Facilities
RCED-98-256R: Published: Aug 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the reliability of the equipment at two Kansas City area air traffic control (ATC) facilities and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) ability to safely direct air traffic in this area, focusing on: (1) the impact the equipment's outages had on the safety of the ATC system and on airline operations; (2) identifying procedures to help ensure...
Aviation Security: Progress Being Made, but Long-term Attention Is Needed
T-RCED-98-190: Published: May 14, 1998. Publicly Released: May 14, 1998.
GAO discussed its recent review of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of five key initiatives: automated passenger profiling, explosives detection technologies, passenger-bag match, vulnerability assessments, and certification of screening companies and improvement of screeners' performance.GAO noted that: (1) FAA has made some progress in five critical areas as recommended...
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...
Certification of New Airlines: Department of Transportation Has Taken Action to Improve Its Certification Process
RCED-96-8: Published: Jan 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) processes for certifying the initial operations of new airlines, focusing on the: (1) number of applicants that applied for and received authorization to begin new airlines since 1990; and (2) cost to certify new airlines and how the cost is distributed between the government and the applicants.GAO found tha...
Aviation Safety: FAA Can Be More Proactive in Promoting Aviation Safety
T-RCED-95-81: Published: Jan 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1995.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to ensure the safety of the flying public. GAO noted that: (1) although recent aviation accidents have received much publicity and raised considerable public concern, air travel remains generally safe; (2) FAA is having difficulty keeping pace with advances in aircraft technologies; (3) FAA has taken years to develop a system to tar...
Air Pollution: FAA's Reliance on Manufacturers for Jet Engine Emission Testing
RCED-94-99: Published: Jul 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) regulation of jet aircraft emissions, focusing on: (1) how FAA ensures that jet aircraft engines meet emission standards; and (2) what steps FAA and the manufacturers have taken to address the potential for conflict of interest in the designee system.GAO found that: (1) FAA relies on aircraft manufacturer...
Aviation Security: Development of New Security Technology Has Not Met Expectations
RCED-94-142: Published: May 19, 1994. Publicly Released: May 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to develop new equipment for detecting explosives and methods to improve aircraft survivability.GAO found that: (1) FAA has made little progress in deploying new explosive detection systems because of technical problems; (2) FAA could take 2 to 5 years to approve new devices for airlines' use; (3)...