Transportation safety (81 - 90 of 108 items)
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...
Aging Aircraft Maintenance: Additional FAA Oversight Needed
T-RCED-91-84: Published: Sep 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1991.
GAO discussed federal oversight of the maintenance and repair of aging aircraft, focusing on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules which give the airline industry about 4 years to guard against structural fatigue in older aircraft by strengthening airframe structures. GAO noted that: (1) some airlines could have difficulty complying with the FAA aging aircraft rules, since FAA underestimated...
Aircraft Maintenance: Additional FAA Oversight Needed of Aging Aircraft Repairs (Vol. I)
RCED-91-91A: Published: May 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) increases in demand for heavy airframe maintenance; (2) air carriers' efforts to comply with new federal requirements for repairing aging aircraft; and (3) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of air carriers' compliance with the new rules.GAO found that: (1) the demand for airframe repair and maintenance during the 1990 throu...
Aircraft Maintenance: Additional FAA Oversight Needed of Aging Aircraft Repairs (Vol. II)
RCED-91-91B: Published: May 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the aircraft repair station industry, focusing on the responses of 48 carriers and 35 independent repair stations to a questionnaire regarding aircraft maintenance demand, constraints on maintenance supply, and carriers' compliance with airworthiness directives.GAO presented: (1) a list of air carriers and independent repair stations...
Aviation Safety: Limited Success Rebuilding Staff and Finalizing Aging Aircraft Plan
RCED-91-119: Published: Apr 15, 1991. Publicly Released: May 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) progress in: (1) rebuilding the air traffic controller and safety work forces; and (2) developing a plan to address aging aircraft problems.GAO found that: (1) FAA had rebuilt the air traffic controller work force since the 1981 strike, but the number of full-performance-level (FPL) controllers was still...
Aircraft Maintenance: Potential Shortage in National Aircraft Repair Capacity
RCED-91-14: Published: Oct 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed various aspects of the U.S. aircraft repair station industry, focusing on the: (1) reasons for recent increases in maintenance demand; (2) extent to which the industry's capacity is being used; and (3) factors affecting future demand for and supply of airline and independent repair station services.GAO found that: (1) airline and independent aircra...
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...