Aircraft acquisition program (51 - 60 of 95 items)
FAA's Advanced Automation System
129644: Apr 16, 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...
The Navy's Fleet Expansion
127879: Sep 6, 1985
GAO discussed the Navy's ability to effectively plan and manage its fleet expansion program, specifically: (1) the Navy's ability to reach its 600-ship force goal; (2) operating and support aspects of the expanded fleet; and (3) areas in which decisions will have to be made concerning the optimum use of available resources. GAO found that, although the Navy will numerically reach a 600-ship force...
Opportunities To Strengthen Navy Aircraft Engine Research and Technology Program Planning
NSIAD-85-13: Published: Dec 4, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1984.
GAO reviewed the adequacy of the Navy's procedures for planning and selecting its aviation propulsion research and technology development projects. Shortly before the review, the Navy undertook or planned a number of initiatives to improve its planning for engine research and technology development projects. These included a long-range propulsion plan, supporting program plans, and analyses of how...
Role of the C-5 Aircraft During U.S. Operations in Lebanon and Grenada
NSIAD-84-87: Published: Mar 28, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the use of C-5 and other transport aircraft during military operations in Lebanon and Grenada and addressed various specific questions regarding the use of C-5 aircraft in the operations.GAO found that the Military Airlift Command (MAC) used C-5, C-141, and C-130 transport aircraft in both operations. C-5 aircraft flew 25 missions in support of...
Opportunities To Reduce the Number of Combat Aircraft Purchased for Noncombat Purposes
121525: Jun 2, 1983
GAO discussed opportunities to reduce the number of combat aircraft the Department of Defense (DOD) buys for noncombat purposes. In reiterating previous statements, GAO noted that DOD and the military services have consistently overstated the number of combat aircraft they need for training, maintenance backup, and attrition. DOD acquisition plans indicate that over $11 billion will be spent witho...
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...
Federal Civilian Agencies' Management of Their Aircraft and Related Services
119509: Sep 23, 1982
GAO discussed the results of its review on the management of aircraft by Federal civilian agencies. In 1977, GAO reported that Federal civilian agencies were acquiring, operating, and managing aircraft independently and without any Government-wide guidance. In a current review, GAO found that, although these agencies spent nearly $500 million to operate aircraft in fiscal year 1981, very little ha...
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...
Need To Reexamine JTIDS Requirements and Architecture
MASAD-82-28: Published: Apr 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) class 2 terminal because of the proposed service antijam communications architectures.GAO found several issues requiring immediate attention: (1) the utility and cost effectiveness of JTIDS class 2 terminals may be questionable since the Air Force and the Navy have continued to reduce their total number...
Issues Concerning the Navy's Expendable Reliable Acoustic Path Sonobuoy and Advanced Signal Processor
C-MASAD-82-14: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
Sonobuoys are acoustic sensors which, when dropped into the water from aircraft, are designed to detect the presence of submarines. Signal processors on board aircraft and ships analyze sonobuoy data to enhance submarine detection, classification, and location. GAO presented its views on the major unresolved issues in developing and procuring the expendable reliable acoustic path sonobuoy (ERAPS)...