Safety standards (21 - 30 of 45 items)
Aviation Safety: Safer Skies Initiative Has Taken Initial Steps to Reduce Accident Rates by 2007
RCED-00-111: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Safer Skies Initiative, focusing on: (1) to what extent addressing the safety problems to be addressed by the initiative will help reduce the fatal accident rate; (2) what progress the initiative has made in identifying and implementing interventions to address each of these safety problems; (3) what prog...
Aviation Safety: FAA's New Inspection System Offers Promise, but Problems Need to Be Addressed
RCED-99-183: Published: Jun 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Air Transportation Oversight System (ATOS), focusing on: (1) to what extent ATOS addresses past concerns about FAA's aviation safety inspections; (2) what factors, if any, surfaced during the implementation of ATOS that could impede its success; and (3) what FAA is doing to address any fact...
Federal Aviation Administration: Issues Concerning the Reauthorization of Aviation Programs
T-RCED-99-68: Published: Jan 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the issues being considered in the proposed legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) aviation programs, focusing on: (1) air traffic control modernization program; (2) efforts to make its computer systems ready for the year 2000; (3) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding; (4) aviation safety and secu...
Aviation Security: Progress Being Made, but Long-term Attention Is Needed
T-RCED-98-190: Published: May 14, 1998. Publicly Released: May 14, 1998.
GAO discussed its recent review of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of five key initiatives: automated passenger profiling, explosives detection technologies, passenger-bag match, vulnerability assessments, and certification of screening companies and improvement of screeners' performance.GAO noted that: (1) FAA has made some progress in five critical areas as recommended...
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...
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: 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...