Air traffic control systems (61 - 70 of 154 items)
National Airspace System: Questions Concerning FAA's Wide Area Augmentation System
RCED-97-219R: Published: Aug 7, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to questions concerning the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Wide Area Augmentation System's (WAAS) development costs and the FAA's decision to replace the contractor, focusing on the: (1) history of WAAS cost estimates and major factors in cost changes; (2) history of WAAS program requirement changes and sources for these changes; (3) fact...
Air Traffic Control: Status of FAA's Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System Project
RCED-97-51: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) acquisition planning to date, focusing on the extent to which: (1) the schedule estimate for the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) is attainable; and (2) cost estimates to make STARS operational are likely to change.GAO noted that: (1) the STARS schedule, which calls for implementati...
Aviation Safety and Security: Challenges to Implementing the Recommendations of the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security
T-RCED-97-90: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed recommendations contained in the recently released report of the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security, focusing on the implementation issues relating to three areas addressed by the Commission: (1) aviation safety; (2) air traffic control (ATC) modernization; and (3) aviation security.GAO noted that: (1) foremost among the Commission's 14 recommendations for aviatio...
Airport and Airway Trust Fund: Issues Raised by Proposal to Replace the Airline Ticket Tax
RCED-97-23: Published: Dec 9, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the proposal by a coalition of the seven largest U.S. airlines to replace the ticket tax with user fees, focusing on: (1) whether the ticket tax should be replaced by a different fee system; (2) what the potential competitive impacts of the fees proposed by the coalition airlines would be; (3) what factors need to be considered if a new fee system...
Aviation Acquisition: A Comprehensive Strategy Is Needed for Cultural Change at FAA
RCED-96-159: Published: Aug 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) management of its acquisition process, focusing on: (1) whether the FAA organizational culture has contributed to persistent acquisition problems; and (2) potential management improvements that could result from FAA organizational change.GAO found that: (1) the FAA organizational culture has been an under...
Transportation Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-96-21: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Transportation issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1997.GAO plans to assess: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of aviation safety and efficiency; (2) how surface transportation safety and infrastructure can be improved while containing costs; (3) the competitiveness of the U.S. aviation industry; (4) the Coast Guard's efficiency and effectiveness in ca...
Federal Aviation Administration: Issues Related to FAA Reform
T-RCED-95-247: Published: Aug 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1995.
GAO discussed the need for reforms at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), focusing on air traffic control (ATC) modernization, funding, and organizational structure. GAO noted that: (1) FAA attributes schedule delays and cost overruns in the ATC modernization program to burdensome procurement rules; (2) exempting FAA from the rules could result in a more expeditious acquisition process; (3)...
Air Traffic Control: Status of FAA's Modernization Program
RCED-95-175FS: Published: May 26, 1995. Publicly Released: May 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic control (ATC) system modernization efforts, focusing on: (1) projects funded through the FAA facilities and equipment (F&E) appropriation account under the Capital Investment Plan (CIP); (2) changes in total modernization costs, number of completed projects, and trends for unobli...
Denver International Airport
T-RCED/AIMD-95-184: Published: May 11, 1995. Publicly Released: May 11, 1995.
GAO discussed the Denver International Airport (DIA), focusing on its development, cost, and airfield construction. GAO noted that: (1) DIA was built in just over 5 years and opened in February 1995; (2) DIA is one of the largest airports in the nation and has 33 miles of runways and taxiways; (3) the scheduled DIA opening date was delayed four times because of airport scope and design changes and...
FAA Budget: Issues Related to the Fiscal Year 1996 Request
T-RCED/AIMD-95-131: Published: Mar 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1995.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) fiscal year (FY) 1996 budget request, focusing on the: (1) facilities and equipment account, which funds air traffic control modernization; (2) airport improvement account, which funds airport improvement projects; and (3) operations account, which supports daily FAA operations and safety oversight functions. GAO noted that: (1) the Adminis...