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Commercial Safety Regulations Are Avoided by Some Large Aircraft Operators
CED-79-10: Published: Nov 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1978.
A review of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) enforcement of commercial aviation safety regulations revealed several problems involving some large aircraft operators.Large aircraft operators who avoid compliance with commercial safety regulations not only have an unfair competitive advantage over commercial operators who comply with the costly commercial safety regulations but, in some c...
Uncertificated Large Aircraft Operations
107624: Sep 28, 1978
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports that a number of owners or operators of large aircraft provide commercial transportation for a charge but are able to avoid commercial safety regulations and certificate requirements. There are wide differences between private and commercial aircraft safety regulations even though the same make and model of aicraft can be used for both private and...
The Concorde: Results of a Supersonic Aircraft's Entry into the United States
CED-77-131: Published: Sep 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1977.
The Concorde supersonic aircraft is noisier than any subsonic aircraft presently in commercial service. Currently produced Concordes do not and cannot be modified to meet present noise standards for subsonic aircraft. Permitting the Concorde's introduction into the United States is counter to the thrust of the national noise abatement effort. The Federal Aviation Administration conducted surveys o...
The Concorde Supersonic Aircraft Trial Entry into Dulles International Airport
103671: Sep 7, 1977
The Concorde supersonic aircraft is noisier than any subsonic aircraft presently in commercial service. Permitting the introduction of the Concorde or any other aircraft type that cannot presently meet or cannot be modified to meet noise standards is counter to the thrust of the national noise abatement effort. The validity of community response surveys is questionable, and the results should not...
Potential Savings Resulting from Less Regulation of Airlines
CED-7-404: Published: Apr 14, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1977.
No summary is currently available...
Comments on the Study: "Consequences of Deregulation of the Scheduled Air Transportation Industry"
CED-77-38: Published: Feb 25, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1977.
The Air Transport Association of America's (ATA) study "Consequences of Deregulation of the Scheduled Air Transportation Industry" was reviewed. The ATA study evaluated the consequences of deregulating the 3,087 nonstop routes served by U.S. trunk and local service airlines in 1973 and concluded that air services available to the public could be markedly reduced under a deregulated system.The stu...
Review of Inter-Island Airlift Service in the Far East, World Airways vs. Military Airlift Command
LCD-76-242: Published: Oct 19, 1976. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1976.
Cost comparisons were made on the operation of the inter-island military airlift by World Airways and the Military Airlift Command (MAC). Although World Airways had run the airlift service economically and had exceeded the minimum efficiency requirements of the contract, it was determined that the MAC ran the service more economically and almost as efficiently. Total cost estimate for fiscal year...
Adoption of Commercial Standards for Seat Spacing and In-Flight Food Service Would Reduce Contract Airlift Costs and Conserve Fuel
LCD-76-211: Published: Oct 5, 1976. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1976.
A comparison was made of standards for seat spacing and food service on Military Airlift Command (MAC) charter flights with commercial standards. MAC seat spacing of 38 inches falls between commercial first-class and coach-class spacing. Specifications for meals are for higher quality than for those served on commercial flights. GAO found that reduced seating capacity on MAC charter aircraft and m...
Need For Improvement In Airlift Of Cargo To Southeast Asia
B-157476: Published: May 14, 1968. Publicly Released: May 14, 1968.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which available cargo capacity was being utilized on cargo and passenger aircraft managed by Military Airlift Command (MAC), focusing on: (1) regulations, procedures, and practices for processing and transporting air cargo; (2) contracts with commercial air carriers; (3) selected flight records; and (4) records pertaining to standards...