Airline regulation (81 - 90 of 94 items)
Airline Scheduling: Airline Practices in Establishing and Maintaining Connecting Times
RCED-88-207: Published: Sep 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed airline procedures to determine: (1) how they established, publicized, and enforced connecting times between flights; (2) whether current scheduled connecting times were too short; (3) if there were carrier policies regarding holding outgoing flights when incoming connecting flights were late and keeping spare aircraft in reserve to replace thos...
Aviation Safety: Enhanced Requirements Can Improve Commuter Pilot Training
RCED-88-218: Published: Sep 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) commuter airline pilot training regulations, specifically: (1) changes in the commuter airline industry; (2) commuter and major airline pilot training regulatory requirements; and (3) commuter airline accident reports and statistics.GAO found that: (1) commuter airlines are flying more passengers, on more...
Privatization of Federal Aviation Administration Functions
T-RCED-88-11: Published: Dec 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1987.
GAO discussed a proposal to privatize the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) functions and responsibilities. GAO noted that, although FAA faces numerous problems and deficiencies in its operations, it has taken constructive measures to correct the problems. GAO believes that: (1) privatization of FAA functions would not solve the fundamental problems facing FAA; (2) any shifts in responsibili...
Aviation Safety: Is Re-regulation Needed To Improve Aviation Safety
T-RCED-88-3: Published: Oct 15, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1987.
GAO discussed the need for re-regulation to ensure aviation safety. GAO found that: (1) Congress did not change the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) role in aviation safety when it deregulated the airline industry; (2) slow economic growth, fuel price increases, and the air traffic controllers' strike obscured the full effect of deregulation; (3) FAA statistics show that, although near-mid-...
Aviation Safety: Needed Improvements in FAA's Airline Inspection Program Are Underway
RCED-87-62: Published: May 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA): (1) ability to maintain airline safety standards in a deregulated environment; and (2) actions to correct weaknesses in its inspection program.GAO found that FAA: (1) did not develop a system for monitoring deregulation's impact; (2) decreased its inspection force by 250 between 1981 and 1983, althoug...
Compilation and Analysis of the Federal Aviation Administration's Inspection of a Sample of Commercial Air Carriers
RCED-85-157: Published: Aug 2, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) data concerning the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) inspection of 92 commercial air carriers; and (2) FAA responsibility to monitor and inspect air carrier operations and maintenance to ensure compliance with federal safety regulations.GAO developed data and analysis on the type, frequency, and results of FAA inspections for a sample o...
Comments on H.R. 5103
B-205817: Published: Dec 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO was asked to present comments on H.R. 5103, the Civil Aeronautics Board Sunset Act of 1981. The bill provides for the orderly transfer of Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) functions to other agencies. The provisions of the bill are consistent with the prior GAO recommendation concerning the transfer of CAB functions to other agencies. Therefore, no comments or suggestions were offered on the propo...
Safety Standards on Small Passenger Aircraft--With Nine or Fewer Seats--Are Significantly Less Stringent Than on Larger Aircraft
RCED-84-2: Published: Jan 4, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1984.
GAO reported on how current federal airworthiness standards and operating rules influence the safety of small aircraft.The Airline Deregulation Act provides that, to the maximum extent feasible, air carrier passengers are to receive the same level of safety regardless of the size of the air carrier. However, GAO found that passengers flying on small aircraft are not provided with the same level of...
Physician Immunity Needed for Reporting Medically Unfit Airmen to the Federal Aviation Administration
102751: Jan 27, 1977
The physical standards and examinations required of all civilian airmen will not identify all disqualifying medical conditions.The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) generally discovers disqualifying physical conditions during the initial or periodic airmen medical evaluations. At all other times, the Federal Aviation Regulations place the responsibility for determining physical fitness on the...
Small Air Carrier Aircraft Safety
122442: Sep 27, 1983
GAO discussed small air carrier aircraft safety, stressing that flying with American commercial air carriers is one of the safest means of transportation. However, GAO noted that there is a large difference in the accident rates among the three classes of air carriers. During a 6-year period, the accident rate per 100,000 hours flown by commuter carriers was over seven times that of large schedule...