Airline regulation (51 - 60 of 94 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...
Airline Deregulation: Changes in Airfares, Service, and Safety at Small, Medium-Sized, and Large Communities
RCED-96-79: Published: Apr 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the deregulation of the airline industry, focusing on: (1) airfares and the quantity, quality, and safety of air service since deregulation.GAO noted that: (1) the average fare per passenger mile is 9 percent lower at small-community airports, 11 percent lower at medium-sized airports, and 8 percent lower at large-community airports; (2) the larges...
Domestic Aviation: Changes in Airfares, Service, and Safety Since Airline Deregulation
T-RCED-96-126: Published: Apr 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1996.
GAO discussed changes that have occurred in domestic aviation since the deregulation of the airline industry, focusing on changes in airline fares, service quantity and quality, and safety. GAO noted that: (1) increased competition and especially the entry of new airlines has resulted in lower air fares than before deregulation at most airports; (2) fares have risen at some airports, many of which...
International Aviation: DOT's Efforts to Increase U.S. Airlines' Access to International Markets
T-RCED-96-32: Published: Mar 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) efforts to increase U.S. airlines' access to the United Kingdom (UK). GAO noted that: (1) DOT has little leverage in its efforts to reduce restrictions in its agreement with the UK, since its major airline already has extensive access to the U.S. aviation market; (2) only two U.S. airlines have access to London's Heathrow Airport, with the oth...
Certification of New Airlines: Department of Transportation Has Taken Action to Improve Its Certification Process
RCED-96-8: Published: Jan 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) processes for certifying the initial operations of new airlines, focusing on the: (1) number of applicants that applied for and received authorization to begin new airlines since 1990; and (2) cost to certify new airlines and how the cost is distributed between the government and the applicants.GAO found tha...
International Aviation: DOT Needs Better Data for Monitoring and Decisionmaking
T-RCED-95-240: Published: Jul 11, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1995.
GAO discussed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) efforts to increase the access of U.S. airlines to foreign markets. GAO noted that DOT: (1) policy goals include negotiating with foreign governments to achieve a deregulated airline environment; (2) has not collected or analyzed the information necessary to conduct sufficient economic analyses of proposed changes in the international marketpl...
International Aviation: Better Data on Code-Sharing Needed by DOT for Monitoring and Decisionmaking
T-RCED-95-170: Published: May 24, 1995. Publicly Released: May 24, 1995.
GAO discussed international aviation issues, focusing on code-sharing alliances between U.S. and foreign airlines. GAO noted that: (1) bilateral agreements between the United States and foreign nations often restrict an airline's ability to serve foreign markets; (2) investments in other countries' airlines and the tripling of code-sharing alliances since 1982 have been effective strategies for ai...
International Aviation: Airline Alliances Produce Benefits, but Effect on Competition Is Uncertain
RCED-95-99: Published: Apr 6, 1995. Publicly Released: May 5, 1995.
GAO provided information on marketing alliances between U.S. and foreign airlines, focusing on: (1) their effect on consumers and airlines' traffic flows and revenues; and (2) key issues that the Department of Transportation (DOT) needs to address.GAO found that: (1) alliances between U.S and foreign airlines have increased ridership and revenues for partners; (2) the impact of an alliance on othe...
NTSB Access-to-Aircraft Privileges
OSI-95-12R: Published: Dec 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether eligible Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) employees abuse their authority to use access-to-aircraft privileges aboard commercial aircraft. GAO noted that: (1) a number of NTSB employees abused their authority to use access-to-aircraft privileges between July 1992 and December 1993; (2) FA...
[Comments on Fly America Act Interpretation]
B-258059: Published: Dec 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1994.
A domestic airline requested a decision on whether its lease agreement with a foreign airline qualified as air transportation services under the Fly America Act. GAO noted that the: (1) air services in question did not qualify as air transportation by a U.S. carrier, since the domestic airline did not have the necessary authority to provide scheduled services; and (2) foreign airline could not qua...