Safety standards (71 - 76 of 76 items)
FAA's Terminal Doppler Radar Efforts
128049: Oct 2, 1985
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) research on terminal doppler radar development and wind shear hazards, specifically: (1) the difference between the terminal doppler radar and the next generation weather radar (NEXRAD); (2) the status of radar development; and (3) other measures FAA can take to increase safety by minimizing the risk associated with wind shear. GAO noted th...
Small Air Carrier Aircraft Safety
122442: Sep 27, 1983
GAO discussed small air carrier aircraft safety, stressing that flying with American commercial air carriers is one of the safest means of transportation. However, GAO noted that there is a large difference in the accident rates among the three classes of air carriers. During a 6-year period, the accident rate per 100,000 hours flown by commuter carriers was over seven times that of large schedule...
113090: Aug 21, 1980
GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) management efforts to identify, set priorities for, and develop timely solutions to safety hazards. Safety hazards include problem areas such as midair collisions, cabin fires, and seat dislocations during crash impacts. GAO did not assess the technical sufficiency or reasonableness of the FAA approach or its solutions. FAA can enhance aviat...
Aviation Safety Hazards
112521: Jun 3, 1980
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) attaches great importance to its safety-related programs. However, it has not been effective or timely in developing systems to identify safety hazards because it has not (1) recognized their importance, (2) emphasized information gathering and analysis, nor (3) undertaken long-term planning for comprehensive identification systems. Organizational problems...
How To Improve the Federal Aviation Administration's Ability To Deal With Safety Hazards
CED-80-66: Published: Feb 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1980.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible by law for ensuring the safe and efficient use of the Nation's airspace and fostering civil aeronautics and air commerce. FAA attaches great importance to its safety-related programs. Aviation, compared with other transportation modes, has a good safety record.However, FAA has not been effective or timely in developing systems to identify sa...
Improved Controls Needed Over Private Pilot Licensing
RED-76-65: Published: Feb 26, 1976. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1976.
The National Transportation Safety Board, reporting on general aviation accidents from 1966 to 1974, cited pilot error as the causal factor in over 80 percent of the cases investigated. The Federal Aviation Administration is responsible for initial licensing of private pilots, who must pass medical and written examinations, receive formal training under supervision of an FAA licensed instructor, a...