Air traffic controllers (61 - 70 of 83 items)
Hazardous Weather Detection and Warning Systems
T-RCED-87-38: Published: Jun 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1987.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) development of wind shear and hazardous weather detection and warning systems for major airports. GAO found that: (1) the existing aviation weather detection system is inadequate and slow in communicating weather information to pilots; (2) FAA is developing three new ground-based wind shear detection systems, but they all have detection lim...
T-RCED-87-28: Published: May 28, 1987. Publicly Released: May 28, 1987.
GAO discussed on the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) recommendation that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) limit air traffic at some of the busiest airports until it can improve its traffic flow control program. GAO noted that: (1) it recently made essentially the same recommendation to FAA; (2) its survey of the FAA traffic control work force showed that controllers thought...
FAA Staffing: Air Traffic Controllers' Work Load and Operational Performance
RCED-87-138FS: Published: May 6, 1987. Publicly Released: May 11, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic control work force at 15 control centers and 25 terminals and provided data on: (1) air traffic safety; (2) full-performance-level (FPL) controller staffing; (3) first-line supervisor staffing; (4) traffic management unit staffing; (5) overtime; (6) field training attrition; and (7) operati...
Federal Aviation Administration's Acquisition of the Advanced Automation System
T-IMTEC-87-6: Published: May 8, 1987. Publicly Released: May 8, 1987.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) fiscal year 1988 request for funds to: (1) award the Advanced Automation System (AAS) contract; and (2) continue the New York Terminal Radar Approach Control (NY TRACON) expansion program. FAA plans to have AAS replace existing airport hardware, software, and air traffic controller workstations to: (1) increase controller productivity and s...
FAA Work Force Issues
T-RCED-87-25: Published: May 7, 1987. Publicly Released: May 7, 1987.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) human resource utilization, focusing on FAA controller, inspector, and airway facilities maintenance work forces. GAO noted that: (1) although planned productivity improvements have not yet materialized, FAA is controlling more air traffic with fewer controllers than it did before the 1981 controllers' strike; (2) FAA maintains that there w...
FAA Appropriation Issues
T-RCED-87-20: Published: Apr 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1987.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) progress in: (1) procuring the technologies required for the National Airspace System (NAS); and (2) developing human resources, including adequate controller and inspector work forces. GAO found that: (1) since NAS has experienced schedule delays, it is difficult for FAA to maintain the necessary level of air traffic control; (2) FAA is fo...
Aviation Safety in Airspace Controlled by Two Major FAA Facilities in the Chicago Area
T-RCED-87-2: Published: Feb 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1987.
GAO discussed the safety of air travel in airspace that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) controls through its Chicago O'Hare International Airport control tower and terminal radar control facility and its Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center. GAO found that: (1) although most personnel rated the overall safety of the air traffic control (ATC) system as adequate to excellent, personnel...
FAA's Air Traffic Controller Work Force
130697: Aug 14, 1986
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) method of reporting on its progress in rebuilding the air traffic controller work force. GAO found that FAA should: (1) revise its 1986 controller work force goal of 14,480 because it includes people who do not control traffic; (2) stop using the term operational controller as the key indicator of staffing progress, and use instead the numb...
130473: Jul 21, 1986
GAO discussed the current condition of U.S. aviation safety. GAO found that FAA should: (1) revise its nationwide minimum standards for the type and frequency of airline inspections to help inspectors target airlines with possible safety deficiencies, such as large amounts of contract maintenance or training, inadequate internal management controls, and management experience that is incompatible w...
FAA's Advanced Automation System
129700: Apr 23, 1986
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) plans to modernize its air traffic control (ATC) system through the Advanced Automation System (AAS). GAO noted that AAS, which will cost $3.2 billion, is expected to: (1) enable the consolidation and replacement of en route and terminal ATC facilities; (2) increase controller productivity and system availability; (3) reduce operating costs...