Transportation safety (71 - 80 of 215 items)
Aviation Security: Immediate Action Needed to Improve Security
T-RCED/NSIAD-96-237: Published: Aug 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed aviation security, focusing on the measures needed to reduce potential security threats. GAO noted that: (1) the threat of terrorism is increasing in the United States; (2) aviation security responsibilities are shared by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), airlines, and airports; (3) FAA and the aviation community rely on information from...
Human Factors: Status of Efforts to Integrate Research on Human Factors Into FAA's Activities
RCED-96-151: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) organizational structure for incorporating human factors into aviation-related research.GAO found that: (1) FAA has incorporated a human factors policy order, a Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for human factors, and guidance for considering human factors in the acquisition process; (2) the order as...
Transportation Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-96-21: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Transportation issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1997.GAO plans to assess: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of aviation safety and efficiency; (2) how surface transportation safety and infrastructure can be improved while containing costs; (3) the competitiveness of the U.S. aviation industry; (4) the Coast Guard's efficiency and effectiveness in ca...
Aviation Safety: Targeting and Training of FAA's Safety Inspector Workforce
T-RCED-96-26: Published: Apr 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1996.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) safety inspection program. GAO noted that: (1) in 1991, FAA created its Safety Performance Analysis System (SPAS) to focus its inspection resources on the pilots, aircraft, and facilities that pose the greatest risk; (2) poor data quality jeopardizes the success of SPAS; (3) FAA officials have not fully responded to prior recommendations of...
[Comments on NTSB Employee's Claim for TQSE]
B-260471: Published: Feb 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1996.
No summary is currently available...
Federal Aviation Administration: Issues Related to FAA Reform
T-RCED-95-247: Published: Aug 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1995.
GAO discussed the need for reforms at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), focusing on air traffic control (ATC) modernization, funding, and organizational structure. GAO noted that: (1) FAA attributes schedule delays and cost overruns in the ATC modernization program to burdensome procurement rules; (2) exempting FAA from the rules could result in a more expeditious acquisition process; (3)...
Air Traffic Control: Status of FAA's Modernization Program
RCED-95-175FS: Published: May 26, 1995. Publicly Released: May 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic control (ATC) system modernization efforts, focusing on: (1) projects funded through the FAA facilities and equipment (F&E) appropriation account under the Capital Investment Plan (CIP); (2) changes in total modernization costs, number of completed projects, and trends for unobli...
Aviation Research: Perspectives on FAA's Efforts to Develop New Technology
T-RCED-95-193: Published: May 16, 1995. Publicly Released: May 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) research, development, and modernization initiatives. GAO noted that: (1) between fiscal year (FY) 1988 and FY 1995, the FAA research, engineering, and development (RE&D) budget has increased from $150 to $259 million and funding for human factors, simulation modeling, aircraft structures, fire safety, aviation security, and satellite navig...
Air Traffic Control: Issues Presented by Proposal to Create a Government Corporation
T-RCED-95-114: Published: Feb 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1995.
GAO discussed proposals to reform the air traffic control (ATC) system, focusing on the administration's proposal to create a privatized ATC system. GAO noted that: (1) under the proposal, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would continue to provide safety oversight, but a self-sufficient government corporation would operate the ATC system; (2) the corporation could be viable if the proposa...
Aviation Safety: Data Problems Threaten FAA Strides on Safety Analysis System
AIMD-95-27: Published: Feb 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Safety Performance Analysis System (SPAS), focusing on: (1) whether FAA is effectively managing the SPAS acquisition; (2) the extent to which SPAS will rely on Aviation Safety Analysis System (ASAS) databases; and (3) whether FAA is effectively addressing known data quality problems with the ASAS database...