Air traffic controllers (71 - 80 of 83 items)
Aviation Weather Hazards: FAA System for Disseminating Severe Weather Warnings to Pilots
RCED-86-152BR: Published: Apr 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) procedures for disseminating weather information to pilots.Air traffic controllers provide pilots with weather information from a variety of sources, including National Weather Service and FAA weather advisories, reports from pilots, and airport wind-shear alert and radar surveillance systems. GAO found t...
FAA Appropriation Issues
129660: Apr 16, 1986
GAO discussed the continuing problems that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has had in procuring technologies for the National Airspace System Plan and developing adequate controller and inspector work forces. FAA has not: (1) developed a strategy for adequately considering its technical options in developing direct user access terminal systems designed to reduce the work load at flight s...
FAA's Advanced Automation System
129644: Apr 16, 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...
Conditions Within the Air Traffic Control Work Force at Six FAA Facilities
129192: Mar 3, 1986
GAo discussed conditions within the controller work force at the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic control (ATC) facilities serving northern New Jersey. GAO found that FAA does not have as many fully qualified, experienced controllers at some of these facilities as managers, supervisors, and controllers believe are needed, and the problem cannot be resolved in the short term. In...
FAA's Terminal Doppler Radar Efforts
128049: Oct 2, 1985
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) research on terminal doppler radar development and wind shear hazards, specifically: (1) the difference between the terminal doppler radar and the next generation weather radar (NEXRAD); (2) the status of radar development; and (3) other measures FAA can take to increase safety by minimizing the risk associated with wind shear. GAO noted th...
Cost of Complying With FAA Requirements
B-1644971(1): Published: Aug 17, 1973. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
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Computer Outages at Air Terminal Facilities and Their Correlation to Near Mid-Air Collisions
AFMD-82-43: Published: Feb 16, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1982.
GAO surveyed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Automated Radar Terminal System (ARTS) to determine the extent of computer outages at terminal facilities and whether any correlation existed between near mid-air collisions and computer outages.GAO found that the computers at the nine terminals surveyed were unexpectedly out of service a total of 202 times during the GAO test periods. The d...
Controller Staffing and Training at Four FAA Air Traffic Control Facilities
CED-81-127: Published: Jul 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1981.
GAO examined conditions related to air traffic controllers at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control facilities in several areas in the Nation, including Chicago's O'Hare Airport.FAA officials have stated that staffing levels in the radar room at the O'Hare Airport tower are unsatisfactory, and GAO agrees. Staffing is at 68 percent of its authorized level, and overtime use is hi...
FAA Misses Opportunities To Discontinue or Reduce Operating Hours of Some Airport Traffic Control Towers
CED-81-100: Published: Jun 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1981.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not taken effective action to discontinue economically unjustified airport traffic control towers or to reduce the operating hours of control towers which meet the criteria for reduced operations. GAO reviewed these actions in the interest of identifying ways in which economies could be achieved by FAA in providing air traffic control services to the N...
FAA Is Making Air Traffic Control Procedures at New Orleans International Airport More Efficient
CED-81-64: Published: Feb 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1981.
GAO evaluated a series of allegations about air traffic control operations at the New Orleans International Airport submitted to it by air traffic controllers of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).The FAA air traffic control procedures and airspace allocations at the airport have problems that result in increased coordination difficulties and work load for the air traffic controllers. Chang...