Aircraft (21 - 30 of 40 items)
The B-1B Aircraft Program
T-NSIAD-87-4A: Published: Feb 25, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1987.
GAO testified on the cost, schedule, performance, and logistics aspects of the B-1B aircraft program. GAO found that, despite production delivery successes, developmental and production problems in B-1B subsystems have limited testing, necessitated operational restrictions, and prevented some operational training, specifically: (1) the B-1B aircraft was restricted from using its full flight capabi...
Overseas Workload Program--Need To Assess Costs and Contributions
NSIAD-85-54: Published: Feb 28, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) management of its Overseas Workload Program to: (1) evaluate the program's contribution to enhanced aircraft readiness and sustainability; and (2) determine if items selected for overseas repair were improving aircraft availability, if shorter turnaround times were resulting in greater availability of parts, and if repair costs were reasonable...
Actions Taken on GAO Recommendations Concerning Civilian Agency Aircraft Management
NSIAD-84-148: Published: Aug 1, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the actions taken by various agencies on recommendations it had made to improve civilian agency aircraft management.The agencies agreed with most of the recommendations and either have implemented many of them or are planning to do so soon. GAO analyzed the actions taken or planned and believes that these actions, if all are implemented, addr...
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...
The Air Force Has Not Compared Costs of Alternative Ways To Replace CT-39 Aircraft
PLRD-83-18: Published: Nov 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO attempted to verify: (1) the projected cost savings associated with the lease of replacements for CT-39 aircraft, (2) the cost to phase out the existing CT-39 fleet, and (3) the personnel savings from converting to contract maintenance. Further, GAO commented on the prudence of leasing replacement aircraft in lieu of purchase.GAO found that the Air Force ha...
Aircraft Owned or Leased by FAA
B-162897: Published: Jun 2, 1970. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Cost and Benefits of Introducing Stretch 727 Jets at Washington National Airport
B-120047: Published: Jun 9, 1970. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Information on B-747 and C-5B Aircraft Cost Comparisons
MASAD-82-48: Published: Sep 21, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1982.
GAO was asked to evaluate the cost of the B-747 and C-5B aircraft, competing alternatives for airlift enhancement.GAO found that the cost estimates for the B-747 aircraft prepared by the contractor and those prepared by the Air Force vary widely because of differing estimating methods and assumptions. Major differences between the estimates for the B-747 are in the costs associated with operating...
Assessment of the Federal Aviation Administration's Plan To Close Its Denver and Honolulu Regional Offices
CED-82-45: Published: Feb 25, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) plan to close its regional offices in Denver and Honolulu and consolidate them into offices located in Seattle and Los Angeles. The GAO objective was to determine if the FAA cost-benefit analysis was drawn correctly.GAO found that the analysis was generally accurate, except that no cost estimates were...
The Department of the Interior's Office of Aircraft Services Should Not Be Abolished
PLRD-82-5: Published: Oct 7, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1981.
The Department of the Interior's Office of Aircraft Services (OAS) was established to manage aircraft services to meet the agency's needs. In March 1981, Interior ordered that OAS be abolished on September 30, 1981. GAO evaluated OAS activities, the reasons for the abolishment order, and the possible effects of the OAS elimination on the efficiency, effectiveness, and economy of Interior's aircraf...