Safety regulation (21 - 30 of 46 items)
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...
Aviation Safety: Installation of Smoke Detection and Fire Suppression Systems in U.S. Transport Aircraft
RCED-98-54R: Published: Dec 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the actions under way at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and within the airline industry to effect changes in fire safety standards for cargo or baggage compartments in certain passenger and cargo aircraft within the 3-year time frame proposed by FAA. GAO focused on the: (1) status of FAA's and the airline industry's efforts to equip airc...
Human Factors: FAA's Guidance and Oversight of Pilot Crew Resource Management Training Can Be Improved
RCED-98-7: Published: Nov 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the role of airline pilots' performance in accidents and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to address any inadequate performance, focusing on the: (1) types and frequency of accidents in which an airline pilot's performance was cited as a contributing factor, including those in which failure to use crew resource management (CRM) p...
Aviation Safety: Targeting and Training of FAA's Safety Inspector Workforce
T-RCED-96-26: Published: Apr 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1996.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) safety inspection program. GAO noted that: (1) in 1991, FAA created its Safety Performance Analysis System (SPAS) to focus its inspection resources on the pilots, aircraft, and facilities that pose the greatest risk; (2) poor data quality jeopardizes the success of SPAS; (3) FAA officials have not fully responded to prior recommendations of...
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...
Aviation Safety: FAA and the State Department Can Better Manage Foreign Enforcement Cases
RCED-94-87: Published: Mar 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed foreign air carriers' compliance with U.S. safety regulations, focusing on: (1) foreign governments' actions on enforcement cases referred by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); (2) FAA action on foreign government-referred enforcement cases; (3) foreign countries' enforcement system weaknesses and compliance with international safety standa...
Aircraft Certification: FAA Can Better Meet Challenges Posed by Advances in Aircraft Technologies
T-RCED-94-53: Published: Oct 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1993.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) aircraft certification program, focusing on: (1) long-standing problems affecting the certification program; (2) FAA ability to meet new technology challenges; and (3) FAA actions to strengthen the certification program. GAO noted that: (1) although the current aircraft certification process is viewed as safe, the extent of FAA participatio...
Aviation Safety: Unresolved Issues Involving U.S.-Registered Aircraft
RCED-93-135: Published: Jun 18, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) monitoring of U.S.-registered aircraft, focusing on whether: (1) FAA inspects U.S.-registered aircraft operated overseas by foreign air carriers, as an international agreement requires; (2) there is a FAA system to verify that 60 percent of the U.S.-registered aircraft's flight hours are conducted in the...
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: New Regulations for Deicing Aircraft Could Be Strengthened
RCED-93-52: Published: Nov 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) progress in developing new regulations governing airlines' ground operations during icing conditions.GAO found that: (1) FAA issued interim final regulations within 6 months after a major accident that may have been caused by icing; (2) the new regulations require more thorough procedures for inspecting a...