Aircraft acquisition program (41 - 50 of 95 items)
Aircraft Basing: Assessment of Navy's May 1988 Basing Study for the TACAMO Aircraft
NSIAD-88-242BR: Published: Sep 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's life-cycle cost study to determine the adequacy of its decision to base its new E-6A aircraft at Tinker Air Force Base.GAO found that the Navy: (1) projected life-cycle costs using constant fiscal year 1985 dollars; (2) did not consider the time value of money, although the expenditure rate over the 30-year period varied considerably acc...
Civil Agency Aircraft: Agencies' Use of Certain Aircraft to Transport Passengers
GGD-88-92BR: Published: Aug 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding civilian agencies' use of aircraft for passenger transport.GAO reviewed 47 specific aircraft and found that the agencies: (1) used 29 configured aircraft for special-purpose missions and 18 for passenger transportation during a 12-month period; (2) used eight of the passenger aircraft primarily for special-purpose missions and...
Reports Issued in July 1988
136598: Aug 1, 1988
GAO published its monthly digest of reports and testimonies issued in July 1988...
Air Force Pilots: U.S. Air Force Requirements, Inventory, and Related Data
NSIAD-88-163: Published: Jun 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided Air Force pilot requirements and inventory data for use in evaluating future proposals to enhance pilot compensation.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force authorized 23,300 pilot positions and assigned 23,358 pilots, as of December 31, 1987; (2) updated estimates showed a shortage of about 2,000 pilots for fiscal year (FY) 1992; (3) the Air Force usual...
Airspace Use: Status of Proposals To Expand Special Use Airspace in North Carolina
RCED-88-133FS: Published: Apr 29, 1988. Publicly Released: May 9, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) management of airspace set aside for military training, focusing on the proposed additional use of airspace in North Carolina.GAO found that: (1) the Navy proposed using the additional airspace to ensure proper training and flight safety when using its new missile system; (2) the Marine Corps required...
Tactical Airlift: Observations Concerning the Air Force's C-27 Proposal
NSIAD-88-124: Published: Apr 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Air Force's proposed acquisition of C-27 light utility, short-takeoff-and-landing (STOL) aircraft for the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) and the Military Airlift Command to determine whether the: (1) Air Force adequately justified its need for the aircraft; (2) aircraft's performance capabilities would enhance mission performance; and (...
Strategic Forces: Supportability, Maintainability, and Readiness of the B-1B Bomber
NSIAD-87-177BR: Published: Jun 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1987.
GAO assessed the supportability, maintainability, and readiness of the B-1B bomber aircraft, focusing on: (1) spare parts shortages; (2) extension of contractor maintenance support; and (3) numbers of mission-ready crews and aircraft on alert.GAO found that: (1) spare parts shortages have temporarily grounded aircraft; (2) since some spare parts' unreliability caused high demand, the Air Force use...
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...
Carrier Landing Systems: Replacement of the Navy's Automatic Landing System May Be Premature
NSIAD-86-214BR: Published: Sep 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plan to replace the AN/SPN-42 automatic carrier landing system (ACLS) with the AN/SPN-46 ACLS. ACLS allows pilots to control aircraft during their final approach and landing aboard a carrier.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has not been able to achieve its automatic landing goal of 70 percent for ACLS due to problems with aircraft-related su...
FAA's Advanced Automation System
129700: Apr 23, 1986
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) plans to modernize its air traffic control (ATC) system through the Advanced Automation System (AAS). GAO noted that AAS, which will cost $3.2 billion, is expected to: (1) enable the consolidation and replacement of en route and terminal ATC facilities; (2) increase controller productivity and system availability; (3) reduce operating costs...