Air traffic controllers (81 - 90 of 91 items)
National Airspace System Plan Delays
T-RCED-87-16: Published: Apr 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1987.
GAO discussed the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of its National Airspace System Plan, focusing on the causes and effects of delays in implementing the system. GAO noted that: (1) FAA erroneously assumed that much system technology would be readily available and committed to a concurrent development and acquisition strategy that did not include adequate system...
Aviation Safety in Airspace Controlled by Two Major FAA Facilities in the Chicago Area
T-RCED-87-2: Published: Feb 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1987.
GAO discussed the safety of air travel in airspace that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) controls through its Chicago O'Hare International Airport control tower and terminal radar control facility and its Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center. GAO found that: (1) although most personnel rated the overall safety of the air traffic control (ATC) system as adequate to excellent, personnel...
T-RCED-87-1: Published: Jan 29, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1987.
GAO discussed U.S. aviation safety and noted that: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the airlines have done a good job of fulfilling their safety roles; (2) FAA uses near mid-air collisions and operational errors to measure the safety of the air traffic control system, but has no method for measuring the safety of airline operation and maintenance; and (3) FAA could use the frequen...
FAA Staffing: The Air Traffic Control Work Force Opposes Rehiring Fired Controllers
RCED-87-32BR: Published: Oct 9, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic controllers and facility managers, and fired air traffic controllers, on issues relating to the rehiring of controllers FAA fired after the controllers' strike in 1981, focusing on: (1) sentiment among the FAA work force about rehiring; (2) what has happened to fired controllers since the stri...
FAA's Air Traffic Controller Work Force
130697: Aug 14, 1986
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) method of reporting on its progress in rebuilding the air traffic controller work force. GAO found that FAA should: (1) revise its 1986 controller work force goal of 14,480 because it includes people who do not control traffic; (2) stop using the term operational controller as the key indicator of staffing progress, and use instead the numb...
130473: Jul 21, 1986
GAO discussed the current condition of U.S. aviation safety. GAO found that FAA should: (1) revise its nationwide minimum standards for the type and frequency of airline inspections to help inspectors target airlines with possible safety deficiencies, such as large amounts of contract maintenance or training, inadequate internal management controls, and management experience that is incompatible w...
S. 2417 and the Status of FAA's Controller and Inspector Work Forces
130596: Jul 17, 1986
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) methods of efficiently and effectively promoting, maintaining, and enhancing aviation safety in a competitive, deregulated airline industry. Although FAA had planned to increase its controller force, confusion over how many controllers FAA had, how many it needed, and how many it was hiring added to doubts that FAA was adequately carrying o...
FAA Air Traffic Controller Staffing Issues
130118: Jun 12, 1986
GAO discussed: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) progress in increasing the number of air traffic controllers; and (2) legislation that proposes rehiring some of the controllers fired after the strike in 1981. GAO found that: (1) the FAA controller work force consists of persons who actually monitor air traffic, are training at the FAA academy, or perform clerical duties; (2) there i...
Aviation Weather Hazards: FAA System for Disseminating Severe Weather Warnings to Pilots
RCED-86-152BR: Published: Apr 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) procedures for disseminating weather information to pilots.Air traffic controllers provide pilots with weather information from a variety of sources, including National Weather Service and FAA weather advisories, reports from pilots, and airport wind-shear alert and radar surveillance systems. GAO found t...
Aviation Safety: Serious Problems Concerning the Air Traffic Control Work Force
RCED-86-121: Published: Mar 6, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1986.
GAO reported on its study of the air traffic control (ATC) work force. GAO: (1) surveyed air traffic controllers, supervisors, and facility managers about the prevalence of certain problems; and (2) studied Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) data on staffing, overtime, and air traffic activity.GAO found that: (1) the ATC system is operating with fewer controllers overall, and far fewer fully qu...