Safety standards (41 - 45 of 45 items)
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...
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...
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...
Commercial Safety Regulations Are Avoided by Some Large Aircraft Operators
CED-79-10: Published: Nov 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1978.
A review of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) enforcement of commercial aviation safety regulations revealed several problems involving some large aircraft operators.Large aircraft operators who avoid compliance with commercial safety regulations not only have an unfair competitive advantage over commercial operators who comply with the costly commercial safety regulations but, in some c...
Uncertificated Large Aircraft Operations
107624: Sep 28, 1978
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports that a number of owners or operators of large aircraft provide commercial transportation for a charge but are able to avoid commercial safety regulations and certificate requirements. There are wide differences between private and commercial aircraft safety regulations even though the same make and model of aicraft can be used for both private and...