Airline regulation (41 - 50 of 72 items)
Airline Competition: Industry Competitive and Financial Issues
T-RCED-93-49: Published: Jun 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1993.
GAO discussed competition in the airline industry. GAO noted that: (1) while competition in the industry increased immediately after deregulation in 1978, competition has steadily decreased since the mid-1980s, and there are now a number of barriers to entry into the industry; (2) the industry is continuing to become more concentrated; (3) continuing large financial losses by the major U.S. airlin...
Aviation Safety: Progress on FAA Safety Indicators Program Slow and Challenges Remain
IMTEC-92-57: Published: Aug 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Safety Indicators Program, focusing on: (1) the status and progress of the program; and (2) barriers to its implementation.GAO has found that: (1) FAA has accomplished little towards its program goals; (2) development of the indicators has been delayed due to ineffective user involvement and unclear manag...
Airline Competition: Industry Competitive and Financial Problems
T-RCED-92-28: Published: Feb 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1992.
GAO discussed problems with competition in the airline industry and the effect of the industry's financial problems on competition. GAO noted that: (1) the degree of concentration of airlines in certain areas has affected fare increases and decreases; (2) financial weaknesses of several large airlines could lead to additional failures and more industry concentration; (3) slot restrictions that lim...
Airport Development: Improvement Needed in Federal Planning
T-RCED-92-30: Published: Feb 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1992.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS), which is a performance measurement system FAA uses to identify future financial obligations of the Airport and Airway Trust Funds, focusing on changes to ensure the most advantageous use of those funds. GAO noted that: (1) since NPIAS lacks measurable national goals, it provides limited d...
Aviation Noise: Costs of Phasing Out Noisy Aircraft
RCED-91-128: Published: Jul 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the economic impact of noise abatement measures on the aviation industry.GAO found that: (1) the passage of the Airport Noise and Capacity Act (ANCA) may discourage some airports from adopting their own noise restrictions, since it requires that new Stage 3 aircraft restrictions not voluntarily agreed to by aircraft operators be approved by the Sec...
Meeting the Aviation Challenges of the 1990s: Experts Define Key Problems and Identify Emerging Issues
RCED-91-152: Published: Jul 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1991.
GAO reported on a conference it convened in November 1990, bringing together 23 leading aviation experts from Congress, the administration, the aviation industry, and academia, to discuss long-standing and emerging aviation issues, including: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) organization and management; (2) airspace management and air traffic control; (3) aviation safety; (4) airpor...
Airline Competition: Pending Legislation Helps to Address Serious Competitive Problems
T-RCED-91-54: Published: May 15, 1991. Publicly Released: May 15, 1991.
GAO discussed proposed legislation relating to airline competition. GAO noted that: (1) airlines needed comparable access to airport facilities to compete with other carriers; (2) slot restrictions and limited availability of gates limited carriers' access to airports; (3) restrictive marketing practices relating to computerized reservation systems (CRS) and frequent-flyer plans made it difficult...
Airline Competition: Effects of Airline Market Concentration and Barriers to Entry on Airfares
RCED-91-101: Published: Apr 26, 1991. Publicly Released: May 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how barriers to entry, airline market shares, operating costs, and airport congestion affected airline fares.GAO found that: (1) takeoff and landing restrictions caused fares to be an average of 4 percent higher; (2) majority-in-interest clauses caused fares to be an average of 3 percent higher; (3) code-sharing agreements caused fares to be an ave...
U.S. Airlines: Weak Financial Structure Threatens Competition
T-RCED-91-6: Published: Feb 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1991.
GAO discussed the financial condition of the airline industry and its effects on competition. GAO noted that: (1) high debt levels increased substantially for some carriers between 1980 and 1990; (2) some carriers' operating and marketing practices prevented other carriers from competing effectively; (3) such short-term problems as the recession and high fuel prices worsened some carriers' financi...
Aviation Noise: A National Policy is Needed
T-RCED-90-112: Published: Sep 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1990.
GAO discussed the economic impact that noise restrictions have had and are likely to have on the aviation industry. GAO noted that: (1) in the absence of a national noise policy, airports were likely to continue implementing noise abatement measures to respond to residential concerns; (2) the lack of coordination among local airports could place an increasingly heavy burden of higher costs and ine...