Airline regulation (61 - 70 of 72 items)
Aviation Security: Corrective Actions Underway, but Better Inspection Guidance Still Needed
RCED-88-160: Published: Aug 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Civil Aviation Security Program to determine the effectiveness of FAA inspection efforts to identify and rectify domestic security deficiencies.GAO reviewed inspection programs at six large airports and found that: (1) FAA lacked adequate controls over personnel identification systems and air operatio...
Airport Noise: FAA's Enforcement of Noise Rules at National Airport
RCED-88-117: Published: Apr 15, 1988. Publicly Released: May 3, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) monitoring and enforcement of aircraft noise rules at Washington National Airport.GAO found that: (1) between January 1982 and June 1987, FAA monitored all flights between 10 P.M. and 7 A.M. for compliance with the nighttime rule and imposed penalties for violations; (2) FAA exempted noncompliant opera...
Aviation Security: Improved Controls Needed To Prevent Unauthorized Access at Key Airports
RCED-88-86: Published: Jan 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) domestic civil aviation security program.GAO found that, at the nation's highest-risk airports, aviation services firms: (1) could not properly account for their terminated employees' identification badges; (2) failed to challenge unidentified personnel who gained access to restricted airport areas; and (3) allowed employees with identificat...
Aviation Safety: Commuter Airports Should Participate in the Airport Certification Program
RCED-88-41: Published: Nov 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) requirements for participation in its Airport Certification Program, particularly: (1) its requirements for commuter airlines with 30 or fewer passenger seats; (2) the program's safety benefits and cost-effectiveness; and (3) alternative requirements and their impact on commuter airports.GAO found tha...
Privatization of Federal Aviation Administration Functions
T-RCED-88-11: Published: Dec 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1987.
GAO discussed a proposal to privatize the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) functions and responsibilities. GAO noted that, although FAA faces numerous problems and deficiencies in its operations, it has taken constructive measures to correct the problems. GAO believes that: (1) privatization of FAA functions would not solve the fundamental problems facing FAA; (2) any shifts in responsibili...
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...
Airline Takeoff and Landing Slots: Department of Transportation's Slot Allocation Rule
RCED-86-92: Published: Jan 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed available documentation concerning the Department of Transportation's (DOT) slot allocation rule for airlines; (2) identified the issues to be addressed; and (3) developed a list of specific questions for Congress to consider.GAO reviewed documents available in the public record concerning the slot allocation rule, including: (1) a DOT eval...
The Changing Airline Industry: A Status Report Through 1979
CED-80-143: Published: Sep 12, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1980.
GAO analyzed the changes in airline operations following the implementation of airline deregulation, as well as changes caused by other circumstances. Most 1980 data were not yet available, so the analysis was limited to data from 1978 and 1979. Four aspects of the industry's operations were analyzed: traffic, fares, profitability, and productivity.Since deregulation, airline traffic has increased...
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...