Safety regulation (51 - 60 of 78 items)
Aviation Safety: Slow Progress, Uncertain Future Threaten FAA Program To Measure Safety
T-IMTEC-92-12: Published: Apr 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1992.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to develop its Safety Indicators Program. GAO noted that: (1) the Safety Indicators Program is intended to establish FAA-wide safety indicators, integrate existing databases, and develop computer tools that will perform statistical analyses to enable FAA to make correlations among safety indicators; (2) after 4 years, the Safety Ind...
Aviation Safety: Air Taxis--The Most Accident-Prone Airlines--Need Better Oversight
RCED-92-60: Published: Jan 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed oversight of the air taxi industry, focusing on: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) level of inspection effort for air taxis; and (2) the Office of the Secretary of Transportation's (OST) economic fitness standards as applied to air taxis.GAO found that: (1) despite air taxi services' high accident rate, FAA information indicated that...
Aviation Safety: FAA Needs to More Aggressively Manage Its Inspection Program
T-RCED-92-25: Published: Feb 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1992.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) management and oversight of its inspection program. GAO noted that: (1) since FAA has not sufficiently addressed previously reported problems with its inspection program, it cannot ensure that airlines comply with federal safety regulations; (2) the FAA management database for inspections, the Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem (PTRS)...
Aviation Safety: Problems Persist in FAA's Inspection Program
RCED-92-14: Published: Nov 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspection of airlines and related aviation activities, focusing on whether FAA: (1) has sufficient information to provide effective oversight of its inspection program; (2) targets its inspection resources to airlines posing the greatest safety risks; and (3) has a system similar to the one developed by the De...
Aviation Safety: Emergency Revocation Orders of Air Carrier Certificates
RCED-92-10: Published: Oct 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the profiles of air carriers subject to emergency revocation orders and the most common violations that led to revocations; (2) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspection and enforcement history of the air carriers before the emergency revocation orders were issued; and (3) the extent to which key airline owners and manage...
Aviation Safety: Changes Needed in FAA's Service Difficulty Reporting Program
RCED-91-24: Published: Mar 21, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the effectiveness of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Service Difficulty Reporting (SDR) program, focusing on: (1) the usefulness of SDR data to FAA and airline personnel; (2) factors affecting SDR usefulness; and (3) changes needed to improve the program.GAO found that: (1) most users were dissatisfied with SDR and believed that it sho...
Military Airlift: Information on Gander Crash and Improved Controls Over Military Charters
NSIAD-90-243BR: Published: Sep 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. government's participation in the Canadian investigation of the 1985 aircraft crash in Newfoundland, focusing on: (1) U.S. agencies' roles in assisting the Canadian Aviation Safety Board in its investigation; (2) the plane's cargo; and (3) military actions to ensure U.S. military charter safety and security.GAO found that: (...
Aviation Safety: Management Improvement Needed in FAA's Airworthiness Directive Program
RCED-90-94: Published: Feb 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of its Airworthiness Directive Program, focusing on: (1) whether FAA oversight is sufficient to determine airlines' compliance with directives; and (2) how FAA safety information could be used to make the program more effective.GAO found that: (1) the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB...
Aging Aircraft: FAA Needs Comprehensive Plan to Coordinate Government and Industry Actions
RCED-90-75: Published: Dec 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1989.
GAO assessed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to ensure the safety of aging commercial aircraft.GAO found that FAA: (1) sponsored a June 1988 international conference on aging aircraft after an accident involving an aging aircraft's structural failure; (2) and the airline industry initiated many promising actions to respond to conference recommendations and hosted a second confe...
Aviation Safety: Information on FAA's Age 60 Rule for Pilots
RCED-90-45FS: Published: Nov 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) regulation prohibiting individuals 60 years or older from piloting large commercial aircraft.GAO found that: (1) FAA has not changed the rule since its adoption in 1959; (2) since 1959, 418 pilots have submitted 67 petitions requesting exemptions, of which FAA has granted none; (3) from 1960 through 1988,...