Aviation (21 - 30 of 44 items)
National Airspace System: FAA's Approach to Its New Communications System Appears Prudent, but Challenges Remain
GAO-02-710: Published: Jul 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2002.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provides air-ground voice and data communications for pilots and air traffic controllers to safely coordinate all flight operations, ground movement of aircraft at airports, and in-flight separation distances between aircraft. However, the anticipated growth in air traffic, coupled with FAA's efforts to reduce air traffic delays and introduce new air traff...
Air Traffic Control: FAA's Modernization Investment Management Approach Could Be Strengthened
RCED/AIMD-99-88: Published: Apr 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) modernization investment management approach as carried out through the Acquisition Management System (AMS), focusing on the extent to which FAA, through AMS: (1) has established a structured approach for selecting and controlling its investments; (2) incorporates all investments, including those in opera...
DOT's Restructuring: Limited Progress in Streamlining Field Office Structure
RCED-98-138: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: May 7, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the results of two of the Department of Transportation's (DOT) streamlining efforts--the field office Colocation Task Force and the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) Organization Structure Task Force.GAO noted that: (1) DOT's colocation effort will not result in the substantial restructuring of its field offices; (2) the 21-month colocation e...
National Airspace System: Status of Wide Area Augmentation System Project
RCED-98-79: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) project, focusing on: (1) whether the Secretary of Transportation's report provides a complete assessment of FAA's risks in developing the WAAS project; and (2) how alternative assumptions would affect WAAS' benefit-cost analysis of January 1998.GAO not...
FAA Computer Systems: Limited Progress on Year 2000 Issue Increases Risk Dramatically
AIMD-98-45: Published: Jan 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) year 2000 program, including the reliability of its year 2000 cost estimate.GAO noted that: (1) FAA's progress in making its systems ready for the year 2000 has been too slow; (2) at its current pace, it will not make it in time; (3) the agency has been severely behind schedule in com...
National Airspace System: Questions Concerning FAA's Wide Area Augmentation System
RCED-97-219R: Published: Aug 7, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to questions concerning the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Wide Area Augmentation System's (WAAS) development costs and the FAA's decision to replace the contractor, focusing on the: (1) history of WAAS cost estimates and major factors in cost changes; (2) history of WAAS program requirement changes and sources for these changes; (3) fact...
FAA Registry Systems: Key Steps Need to Be Performed Before Modernization Proceeds
IMTEC-91-29: Published: Apr 9, 1991. Publicly Released: May 10, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) modernization plans for its Airmen and Aircraft Registry Systems, focusing on whether FAA: (1) adequately defined user needs; and (2) addressed other key system development steps before proceeding with planned equipment and services procurement.GAO found that: (1) FAA failed to adequately define the needs...
Air Traffic Control: The Interim Support Plan Does Not Meet FAA's Needs
RCED-90-213: Published: Sep 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) planning and analysis in support of its Interim Support Plan (ISP), focusing on whether: (1) FAA adequately identified its requirements when developing ISP; and (2) the program was progressing in a manner that reflected its stated urgent nature.GAO found that: (1) FAA inadequately identified ISP requirem...
Air Traffic Control: Status of FAA's Effort to Modernize the System
RCED-90-146FS: Published: Apr 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) National Airspace System Plan (NAS), focusing on the: (1) overall status of the program; and (2) program's 12 major systems' projected cost and schedule as of January 1990.GAO found that: (1) FAA had completed 28 projects, or about 32 percent of all NAS projects, but the completed projects r...
Air Traffic Control: FAA Should Define the Optimal Advanced Automation System Alternative
IMTEC-89-5: Published: Nov 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) plans to acquire the Advanced Automation System (AAS), focusing on FAA compliance with congressional direction to: (1) obtain more technical information and modify test plans before awarding the AAS acquisition contract; and (2) conduct a cost-benefit study.GAO found that FAA complied with congressional d...