Aircraft (81 - 90 of 91 items)
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...
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...
Aircraft Delays at Major U.S. Airports Can Be Reduced
CED-79-102: Published: Sep 4, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1979.
In 1977, aircraft delays caused U.S. airlines to use an additional 700 million gallons of fuel which is over 8 percent of their total consumption, detained travelers 600 million hours, and cost the airlines over $800 million.The delays can be reduced if runway capacity at major airports is used more efficiently by shifting air traffic from peak to off-peak periods or to other airports. Another way...
Concorde Monitoring and Noise Regulation
CED-78-52: Published: Jan 31, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1978.
The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) final monitoring report on Concorde operations at Dulles Airport, the National Academy of Sciences' report on public reaction to Concorde operations, and FAA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which would establish noise limits for supersonic aircraft were analyzed. The local option provisions, the right of the local airport proprietor to regulate noise at it...
The Concorde: Results of a Supersonic Aircraft's Entry into the United States
CED-77-131: Published: Sep 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1977.
The Concorde supersonic aircraft is noisier than any subsonic aircraft presently in commercial service. Currently produced Concordes do not and cannot be modified to meet present noise standards for subsonic aircraft. Permitting the Concorde's introduction into the United States is counter to the thrust of the national noise abatement effort. The Federal Aviation Administration conducted surveys o...
Eppley Airfield, Nebraska: Problems Caused in Council Bluffs, Iowa
CED-77-73: Published: May 27, 1977. Publicly Released: May 27, 1977.
Council Bluffs, Iowa, is located directly across the river from Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska, and is situated in the direct path of its runways.The airport layout plan for the airfield was prepared prior to the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) development of requirements for measurements of noise levels. Efforts to revise this plan in 1974 included measurements of noise levels based o...
Government Should Recover Cost of Processing Airline Passengers Not on Official Business
LCD-76-230: Published: May 11, 1977. Publicly Released: May 11, 1977.
From fiscal year (FY) 1968 through the first quarter of FY 1976, some 2.8 million people not on official business traveled free on Department of Defense (DOD) controlled aircraft. These individuals were mainly active-duty or retired military members and their dependents who traveled worldwide for personal reasons on a space-available basis.Based on an average processing cost at military air termin...
Information on Growth and Resources of the Federal Aviation Administration
B-179321: Published: Feb 12, 1974. Publicly Released: May 20, 1975.
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Advanced Medium STOL Transportation Prototypes
093061: Mar 1, 1974
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