Air transportation (81 - 90 of 171 items)
Airport Financing: Annual Funding As Much As $3 Billion Less Than Planned Development
T-RCED-99-84: Published: Feb 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed airport funding issues, focusing on: (1) the amount airports are spending on capital development and the sources of those funds; (2) comparing airports' plans for development with current funding levels; and (3) what effect will various proposals to increase or make better use of existing funding have on airports' ability to fulfill their capital...
U.S. Airports: Selected Airports' Views on Federal Requirements
RCED-99-58R: Published: Jan 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on airports' complaints concerning Federal Aviation Administration requirements, focusing on: (1) which federal laws, regulations, and administrative requirements potentially affect airports' development, operations, and financing; and (2) which federal requirements airport officials view as having a positive or negative effect on their...
Airport Improvement Program: Planned Funding Under Letters of Intent
RCED-99-33R: Published: Dec 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) what types of Air Improvement Program (AIP) projects are currently being funded by letters of intent; (2) how much funding remains to be paid under these letters; (3) what share of the projects' total costs these letters cover and what other sources of funding the projects have; and (4) what percentage of AIP discretionary funding the letters...
Airport Financing: Information on Airport Fees Paid by Airlines
RCED-99-26R: Published: Nov 5, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Transportation's (DOT) procedures for handling fee disputes between airports and airlines, focusing on: (1) how these fees are set; (2) DOT's role in resolving disputes between airports and airlines over these fees; and (3) formal disputes that have arisen over airport fees in the past 14 years.GAO noted that: (1) a...
National Airspace System: FAA Has Implemented Some Free Flight Initiatives, but Challenges Remain
RCED-98-246: Published: Sep 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to implement free flight, including a planned operational demonstration formerly known as Flight 2000 and now called the Free Flight Operational Enhancement Program; and (2) views of the aviation community and FAA on the challenges that must be met to implement free flight in a...
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 Competition: Proposed Domestic Airline Alliances Raise Serious Issues
T-RCED-98-215: Published: Jun 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1998.
GAO discussed the potential impact of the alliances proposed by the nation's six largest airlines, focusing on the competitive implications of the proposed alliances, including: (1) their potential benefits to consumers; (2) their potential harm to consumers; and (3) the issues that policymakers need to consider in evaluating the net effects of the proposed alliances.GAO noted that: (1) the primar...
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...
Airport Financing: Projects Eligible for Federal Support That May Go Unfunded
RCED-98-165R: Published: Apr 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified the amount of planned development that is eligible for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding but may go unfunded.GAO noted that: (1) it cannot provide a precise estimate of the AIP-eligible projects that may go unfunded each year; (2) the planned development for the 5-year period from 1997 through 2001 was estimated to cost an average of $10...
Domestic Aviation: Service Problems and Limited Competition Continue in Some Markets
T-RCED-98-176: Published: Apr 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1998.
GAO discussed its work on the effects of airline deregulation, focusing on: (1) fare and service trends; (2) factors contributing to service problems; and (3) the initiatives by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and others to address these problems.GAO noted that: (1) not all communities have benefited from airline deregulation; (2) certain airports--particularly those serving small and mediu...