Air transportation (61 - 70 of 126 items)
Aviation Security: Progress Since September 11, 2001, and the Challenges Ahead
GAO-03-1150T: Published: Sep 9, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2003.
In the 2 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the security of our nation's civil aviation system has assumed renewed urgency, and efforts to strengthen aviation security have received a great deal of congressional attention. On November 19, 2001, the Congress enacted the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), which created the Transportation Security Administration (T...
National Airspace System: Long-Term Capacity Planning Needed Despite Recent Reduction in Flight Delays
GAO-02-185: Published: Dec 14, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 2001.
Initiatives to address flight delays include adding new runways to accommodate more aircraft and better coordinating efforts to adjust to spring and summer storms. Although most of these efforts were developed separately, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has incorporated many of them into an Operational Evolution Plan (OEP), which is designed to give more focus to these initiatives. FAA a...
Aviation Competition: Regional Jet Service Yet to Reach Many Small Communities
GAO-01-344: Published: Feb 14, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2001.
The increasing numbers of regional jets (RJ) in operation have provided U.S. air carriers with opportunities to serve new and existing markets. With predominantly 50-seat aircraft, the carriers have initiated service to many large and medium-large communities but have provided less service to smaller communities. Service to small communities--to which the airlines now mostly operate turboprop air...
Airline Competition: Issues Raised by Consolidation Proposals
GAO-01-402T: Published: Feb 7, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2001.
In May 2000, United Airlines proposed to acquire US Airways and divest part of those assets to create a new airline to be called DC Air. More recently, American Airlines has proposed buying Trans World Airlines (TWA), along with certain assets from United. These proposals have raised questions about how such consolidation in the airline industry could affect competition in general and consumers i...
Aviation and the Environment: Results From a Survey of the Nation's 50 Busiest Commercial Service Airports
RCED-00-222: Published: Aug 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed key environmental concerns and challenges associated with airports' current operations and future growth and the efforts of major airports and federal agencies to address those concerns. GAO conducted a survey of the nation's 50 busiest commercial airports.GAO noted that: (1) the survey responses indicated that noise, water, and air quality issues...
Aviation Safety: Safer Skies Initiative Has Taken Initial Steps to Reduce Accident Rates by 2007
RCED-00-111: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Safer Skies Initiative, focusing on: (1) to what extent addressing the safety problems to be addressed by the initiative will help reduce the fatal accident rate; (2) what progress the initiative has made in identifying and implementing interventions to address each of these safety problems; (3) what prog...
Airline Deregulation: Changes in Airfares and Service at Buffalo, New York
T-RCED-99-286: Published: Sep 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed changes in airfares and service quality at Buffalo Niagara International Airport since deregulation.GAO noted that: (1) most communities in the United States, including Buffalo, New York, have benefited from a decrease in average airfares since 1990; average airfares for passengers travelling to and from Buffalo are lower today than they were in 1...
Airline Deregulation: Changes in Airfares and Service at Four South Carolina Communities
T-RCED-99-117: Published: Mar 12, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the changes in airfares and service quality since deregulation, focusing on the: (1) changes in airfares and service quality at airports serving Charleston and other communities in South Carolina; and (2) differences in airfares charged to business and leisure passengers travelling to and from Charleston.GAO noted that: (1) most communities in the...
Airline Deregulation: Changes in Airfares, Service Quality, and Barriers to Entry
RCED-99-92: Published: Mar 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed and updated its previous work on airfares and service and reexamined the effect that certain barriers have had on these measures, focusing on: (1) how airfares have changed since 1990 for travel to and from 171 airports serving various U.S. communities; (2) how the quality of air service has changed since 1978 for travel to and from these airports;...
Aviation Safety: FAA's Use of Emergency Orders to Revoke or Suspend Operating Certificates
RCED-98-199: Published: Jul 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) use of emergency orders during fiscal years 1990 through 1997, focusing on: (1) the extent to which FAA used emergency orders, including data on regional variation in their use, the types of certificate holders affected, and the final outcomes of cases initiated using emergency orders; (2) the ways in whi...