Safety regulation (31 - 40 of 46 items)
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...
Aircraft Certification: Limited Progress on Developing International Design Standards
RCED-92-179: Published: Aug 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) certification of commercial aircraft and its coordination with foreign aviation authorities, focusing on: (1) the benefits of common international certification standards and practices; (2) the development of such standards and practices; and (3) the relationships between authorities and ma...
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...
Aviation Safety: Air Taxis--The Most Accident-Prone Airlines--Need Better Oversight
RCED-92-60: Published: Jan 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed oversight of the air taxi industry, focusing on: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) level of inspection effort for air taxis; and (2) the Office of the Secretary of Transportation's (OST) economic fitness standards as applied to air taxis.GAO found that: (1) despite air taxi services' high accident rate, FAA information indicated that...
Aviation Safety: FAA Needs to More Aggressively Manage Its Inspection Program
T-RCED-92-25: Published: Feb 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1992.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) management and oversight of its inspection program. GAO noted that: (1) since FAA has not sufficiently addressed previously reported problems with its inspection program, it cannot ensure that airlines comply with federal safety regulations; (2) the FAA management database for inspections, the Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem (PTRS)...
Aviation Safety: Problems Persist in FAA's Inspection Program
RCED-92-14: Published: Nov 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspection of airlines and related aviation activities, focusing on whether FAA: (1) has sufficient information to provide effective oversight of its inspection program; (2) targets its inspection resources to airlines posing the greatest safety risks; and (3) has a system similar to the one developed by the De...
Military Airlift: Information on Gander Crash and Improved Controls Over Military Charters
NSIAD-90-243BR: Published: Sep 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. government's participation in the Canadian investigation of the 1985 aircraft crash in Newfoundland, focusing on: (1) U.S. agencies' roles in assisting the Canadian Aviation Safety Board in its investigation; (2) the plane's cargo; and (3) military actions to ensure U.S. military charter safety and security.GAO found that: (...
Observations on H.R. 3774, 'The Aging Aircraft Safety Act of 1989'
T-RCED-90-82: Published: May 23, 1990. Publicly Released: May 23, 1990.
GAO discussed the Aging Aircraft Safety Act of 1989, intended to reduce the safety risk of older aircraft and raise the public's confidence in the safety of the U.S. air transport fleet. GAO found that: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) needed an overall plan for coordinating activities in the aging aircraft area; and (2) the legislation would require that, within one year of reaching...
Aging Aircraft: FAA Needs Comprehensive Plan to Coordinate Government and Industry Actions
RCED-90-75: Published: Dec 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1989.
GAO assessed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to ensure the safety of aging commercial aircraft.GAO found that FAA: (1) sponsored a June 1988 international conference on aging aircraft after an accident involving an aging aircraft's structural failure; (2) and the airline industry initiated many promising actions to respond to conference recommendations and hosted a second confe...
Aviation Safety: Information on FAA's Age 60 Rule for Pilots
RCED-90-45FS: Published: Nov 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) regulation prohibiting individuals 60 years or older from piloting large commercial aircraft.GAO found that: (1) FAA has not changed the rule since its adoption in 1959; (2) since 1959, 418 pilots have submitted 67 petitions requesting exemptions, of which FAA has granted none; (3) from 1960 through 1988,...