Air transportation (71 - 80 of 126 items)
Aviation Safety: FAA's Use of Emergency Orders to Revoke or Suspend Operating Certificates
T-RCED-98-253: Published: Aug 6, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) use of emergency orders to suspend or revoke aviation operating certificates, focusing on the: (1) extent to which FAA used emergency orders; (2) ways in which changes in FAA's policies might have affected the agency's use of emergency orders; and (3) time needed for FAA to investigate alleged violations...
Aviation Competition: Proposed Domestic Airline Alliances Raise Serious Issues
T-RCED-98-215: Published: Jun 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1998.
GAO discussed the potential impact of the alliances proposed by the nation's six largest airlines, focusing on the competitive implications of the proposed alliances, including: (1) their potential benefits to consumers; (2) their potential harm to consumers; and (3) the issues that policymakers need to consider in evaluating the net effects of the proposed alliances.GAO noted that: (1) the primar...
Transportation Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-2000--1999 Update
IAP-98-15: Published: Jun 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1998.
GAO presented an update to its Transportation issue area plan for fiscal year 1998-2000.GAO plans to examine: (1) the safety and security of the nation's air transport system and improving the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of the aviation industry's compliance with federal safety and security regulations; (2) the nation's airport and airway systems to promote cost-effective and...
Aviation Security: Progress Being Made, but Long-term Attention Is Needed
T-RCED-98-190: Published: May 14, 1998. Publicly Released: May 14, 1998.
GAO discussed its recent review of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of five key initiatives: automated passenger profiling, explosives detection technologies, passenger-bag match, vulnerability assessments, and certification of screening companies and improvement of screeners' performance.GAO noted that: (1) FAA has made some progress in five critical areas as recommended...
Aviation Safety: FAA Oversight of Aviation Repair Stations
T-RCED-98-188: Published: May 7, 1998. Publicly Released: May 7, 1998.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of repair stations that maintain and repair aircraft and aircraft components, focusing on: (1) the practice of using individual inspectors in repair station inspections; (2) the condition of inspection documentation; and (3) current FAA actions to improve the inspection process.GAO noted that: (1) FAA was meeting its goal of inspe...
Domestic Aviation: Service Problems and Limited Competition Continue in Some Markets
T-RCED-98-176: Published: Apr 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1998.
GAO discussed its work on the effects of airline deregulation, focusing on: (1) fare and service trends; (2) factors contributing to service problems; and (3) the initiatives by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and others to address these problems.GAO noted that: (1) not all communities have benefited from airline deregulation; (2) certain airports--particularly those serving small and mediu...
Aviation Safety: Weaknesses in Inspection and Enforcement Limit FAA in Identifying and Responding to Risks
RCED-98-6: Published: Feb 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the outcomes of: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) inspection process in fiscal years (FY) 1990 through 1996 and how this process would be strengthened to better assess and encourage compliance with aviation safety and security regulations; and (2) FAA's enforcement process during this period and how this process could be strengthened...
Airline Competition: Barriers to Entry Continue in Some Domestic Markets
T-RCED-98-112: Published: Mar 5, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1998.
GAO discussed the air service problems that some communities have experienced since the deregulation of the airline industry in 1978.GAO noted that: (1) not all communities have benefited from airline deregulation; (2) certain airports--particularly those serving small and medium-sized communities in the East and upper Midwest--have experienced higher fares and poorer service since deregulation; (...
Aviation Safety: FAA Oversight of Repair Stations Needs Improvement
RCED-98-21: Published: Oct 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 24, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of the aviation repair station industry, focusing on: (1) the nature and scope of the oversight of repair stations conducted by FAA personnel; (2) how well FAA follows up on inspections to ensure that the deficiencies in repair station operations are corrected once they have been identified; and...
Domestic Aviation: Barriers Continue to Limit Competition
T-RCED-98-32: Published: Oct 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1997.
GAO discussed the barriers that limit aviation competition, focusing on: (1) the actions the Department of Transportation (DOT) has taken to address those barriers; and (2) how the Aviation Competition Enhancement Act of 1997 and other initiatives seek to address those problems.GAO noted that: (1) a combination of factors continues to limit entry at airports serving small and medium-sized communit...