Aviation (51 - 57 of 57 items)
Navy and Marine Corps' Use of the Aviation Officer Continuation Bonus Program
118386: May 19, 1982
Comments were presented on the implementation of the Aviation Officer Continuation Bonus Program. GAO found that the Navy and Marine Corps are not judiciously managing the program. Both services continue to pay bonuses to aviators who are not in aviation specialties where there are critical shortages or who are beyond the point in their career where retention historically has been a problem. GAO b...
FAA's Planned Consolidation of Regional Offices
115859: Jul 21, 1981
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced its plan to close 5 of its 11 regional offices. The FAA Administrator stated that these cost cutting measures were necessary to meet the Administration's budget goals. The reorganization is expected to result in a reduction of about 400 positions and annual savings of $19.2 million. The one-time cost of consolidation is estimated to be $22.3 mill...
The Federal Aviation Administration Can Improve the Operation of Its General Aviation District Offices
CED-81-114: Published: Jun 29, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1981.
Ways in which the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can improve the operation of its general aviation district offices (GADO) were examined.General aviation has continued to grow over the last decade while GADO staff levels have remained unchanged. FAA increased GADO staff and plans to increase productivity by using automation equipment. GAO could not determine if these measures will solve the...
FAA Air Traffic Control Computer Modernization Program
115543: Jun 17, 1981
Comments were presented on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Air Traffic Control Computer Modernization Program. The comments were based on the extensive review conducted by the Senate investigations staff, the GAO analysis on the FAA reply to the Senate report, the GAO report on direct replacement of economically obsolescent and outmoded computers in the Federal Government, and lessons...
113090: Aug 21, 1980
GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) management efforts to identify, set priorities for, and develop timely solutions to safety hazards. Safety hazards include problem areas such as midair collisions, cabin fires, and seat dislocations during crash impacts. GAO did not assess the technical sufficiency or reasonableness of the FAA approach or its solutions. FAA can enhance aviat...
Opportunities To Improve the Navy's Retrograde Materials Program
LCD-80-99: Published: Aug 14, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1980.
A review was undertaken of the Navy's retrograde distribution program. Specifically, GAO evaluated the retrograde of reparable items to determine if components were being returned by the most economical mode of transportation and if these components were being repaired in a timely manner.In its review, GAO found that the Naval Air Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet had not reported about $44 million of e...
Aviation Safety Hazards
112521: Jun 3, 1980
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) attaches great importance to its safety-related programs. However, it has not been effective or timely in developing systems to identify safety hazards because it has not (1) recognized their importance, (2) emphasized information gathering and analysis, nor (3) undertaken long-term planning for comprehensive identification systems. Organizational problems...