Transportation safety (81 - 90 of 140 items)
Aviation Safety: Commuter Airline Safety Would Be Enhanced With Better FAA Oversight
T-RCED-92-40: Published: Mar 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1992.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of commuter airlines. GAO noted that: (1) between 1990 and 1991, the number of commuter airlines accidents increased by almost 50 percent; (2) FAA has taken such positive steps to improve its inspection program as increasing its inspector work force, creating a program for in-depth inspections of selected airlines, and defining an...
Aviation Safety: Better Oversight Would Reduce the Risk of Air Taxi Accidents
T-RCED-92-27: Published: Feb 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1992.
GAO discussed the oversight of air taxis by the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). GAO noted that: (1) FAA could not ascertain whether all air taxis operate safely and comply with regulations because it did not perform required inspections on all air taxis and routine FAA inspections had limited effectiveness in discovering safety violati...
Aviation Safety: Air Taxis--The Most Accident-Prone Airlines--Need Better Oversight
RCED-92-60: Published: Jan 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed oversight of the air taxi industry, focusing on: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) level of inspection effort for air taxis; and (2) the Office of the Secretary of Transportation's (OST) economic fitness standards as applied to air taxis.GAO found that: (1) despite air taxi services' high accident rate, FAA information indicated that...
Aviation Safety: FAA Needs to More Aggressively Manage Its Inspection Program
T-RCED-92-25: Published: Feb 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1992.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) management and oversight of its inspection program. GAO noted that: (1) since FAA has not sufficiently addressed previously reported problems with its inspection program, it cannot ensure that airlines comply with federal safety regulations; (2) the FAA management database for inspections, the Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem (PTRS)...
Aviation Safety: Problems Persist in FAA's Inspection Program
RCED-92-14: Published: Nov 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspection of airlines and related aviation activities, focusing on whether FAA: (1) has sufficient information to provide effective oversight of its inspection program; (2) targets its inspection resources to airlines posing the greatest safety risks; and (3) has a system similar to the one developed by the De...
Aviation Safety: Emergency Revocation Orders of Air Carrier Certificates
RCED-92-10: Published: Oct 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the profiles of air carriers subject to emergency revocation orders and the most common violations that led to revocations; (2) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspection and enforcement history of the air carriers before the emergency revocation orders were issued; and (3) the extent to which key airline owners and manage...
Meeting the Aviation Challenges of the 1990s: Experts Define Key Problems and Identify Emerging Issues
RCED-91-152: Published: Jul 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1991.
GAO reported on a conference it convened in November 1990, bringing together 23 leading aviation experts from Congress, the administration, the aviation industry, and academia, to discuss long-standing and emerging aviation issues, including: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) organization and management; (2) airspace management and air traffic control; (3) aviation safety; (4) airpor...
Aircraft Maintenance: Additional FAA Oversight Needed of Aging Aircraft Repairs (Vol. II)
RCED-91-91B: Published: May 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the aircraft repair station industry, focusing on the responses of 48 carriers and 35 independent repair stations to a questionnaire regarding aircraft maintenance demand, constraints on maintenance supply, and carriers' compliance with airworthiness directives.GAO presented: (1) a list of air carriers and independent repair stations...
FAA Budget: Key Issues in Facilities and Equipment and Operations Accounts Need Resolution
T-RCED-91-58: Published: Jun 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1991.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) fiscal year (FY) 1992 budget request, focusing on the facilities and equipment (F&E) account and the operations account. GAO noted that: (1) the total estimated cost of air traffic control modernization funded by F&E through 2000 increased from $27 billion in 1990 to $31 billion in 1991; (2) since January 1990, 8 of 12 major systems experie...
Transportation: Status of GAO's Open Recommendations on Transportation Policies and Programs
RCED-91-112: Published: Apr 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1991.
GAO provided information on 142 open recommendations related to transportation issues to focus attention on matters that are of primary interest to congressional committees and subcommittees with transportation-related responsibilities and to supplement information it provided in its annual governmentwide report on open recommendations.GAO presented information on: (1) the impact of its work in th...