Airline regulation (61 - 70 of 94 items)
Aviation Safety: FAA's Efforts to Improve Oversight of Foreign Carriers
T-RCED-95-33: Published: Oct 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1994.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to improve its oversight of foreign civil aviation safety programs and individual carriers flying into the United States. GAO noted that: (1) although FAA has taken steps to improve its oversight of foreign civil aviation safety programs and carriers, more actions are needed; (2) FAA has assessed the oversight capabilities of 30 for...
International Aviation: New Competitive Conditions Require Changes in DOT Strategy
T-RCED-94-194: Published: May 5, 1994. Publicly Released: May 5, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) international aviation policymaking, focusing on: (1)operating and marketing obstacles that U.S. airlines encounter at airports in Europe and Asia; and (2) marketing alliances between U.S. and foreign airlines. GAO noted that: (1) international traffic has become increasingly important to U.S. airlines; (2) although the international aviation...
Airport Competition: Essential Air Service Slots at O'Hare International Airport
RCED-94-118FS: Published: Mar 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the availability of air travel between small midwestern airports and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1993, the Essential Air Service (EAS) Program provided a total of $38.6 million to commercial air carriers agreeing to provide service to designated communities; (2) some midwestern communitie...
FAA Reauthorization: Opportunity Exists to Address Safety, Capacity, and Efficiency Issues
T-RCED-93-75: Published: Sep 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1993.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1993, as well as other issues related to the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) facilities and equipment, operations, and research activities. GAO noted that: (1) from fiscal year 1992 to 1993, Airport Improvement Program (AIP) discretionary funds decreased while the proportion of set-aside funds increased; (2) the Capital...
Airline Competition: Options For Addressing Financial and Competition Problems
T-RCED-93-52: Published: Jun 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1993.
GAO discussed directions the National Commission to Ensure a Competitive Airline Industry might pursue to meet its goals of ensuring a financially healthy competitive airline industry. GAO noted that: (1) in some ways, the airline industry today is as concentrated as it was before deregulation; (2) airline fares continue to be lower than before deregulation, after adjusting for inflation; (3) almo...
International Aviation: Measures by European Community Could Limit U.S. Airlines' Ability to Compete Abroad
RCED-93-64: Published: Apr 26, 1993. Publicly Released: May 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the European Economic Community's (EC) air transportation regulation changes and their effects on U.S. and European airlines.GAO found that: (1) since 1987, EC has made modest progress in implementing measures to create a more competitive air transport market; (2) EC air transportation liberalization efforts have had little effect on reducing airli...
Aviation Safety: Slow Progress in Making Aircraft Cabin Interiors Fireproof
RCED-93-37: Published: Jan 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) transport airplane interior cabin flammability standards, focusing on the: (1) number of U.S. aircraft that meet or are expected to meet FAA flammability standards by 1999; (2) estimated cost for all aircraft to meet the standards; and (3) safety benefits of meeting the standards.GAO found...
Aviation Safety: Increased Oversight of Foreign Carriers Needed
RCED-93-42: Published: Nov 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Transportation's (DOT) licensing and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of a program which examines foreign civil aviation authorities' compliance with international safety standards, focusing on FAA: (1) assessments of foreign countries' compliance with international standards; (2) oversight...
Aviation Safety: Progress on FAA Safety Indicators Program Slow and Challenges Remain
IMTEC-92-57: Published: Aug 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Safety Indicators Program, focusing on: (1) the status and progress of the program; and (2) barriers to its implementation.GAO has found that: (1) FAA has accomplished little towards its program goals; (2) development of the indicators has been delayed due to ineffective user involvement and unclear manag...
Aviation Safety: Better Oversight Would Reduce the Risk of Air Taxi Accidents
T-RCED-92-27: Published: Feb 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1992.
GAO discussed the oversight of air taxis by the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). GAO noted that: (1) FAA could not ascertain whether all air taxis operate safely and comply with regulations because it did not perform required inspections on all air taxis and routine FAA inspections had limited effectiveness in discovering safety violati...