Air transportation (61 - 70 of 110 items)
Transportation Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-96-21: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Transportation issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1997.GAO plans to assess: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of aviation safety and efficiency; (2) how surface transportation safety and infrastructure can be improved while containing costs; (3) the competitiveness of the U.S. aviation industry; (4) the Coast Guard's efficiency and effectiveness in ca...
Airline Deregulation: Changes in Airfares, Service, and Safety at Small, Medium-Sized, and Large Communities
RCED-96-79: Published: Apr 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the deregulation of the airline industry, focusing on: (1) airfares and the quantity, quality, and safety of air service since deregulation.GAO noted that: (1) the average fare per passenger mile is 9 percent lower at small-community airports, 11 percent lower at medium-sized airports, and 8 percent lower at large-community airports; (2) the larges...
Transportation Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-18(2): Published: Apr 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Transportation issue area as of April 6, 1996...
Military Aircraft Safety: Significant Improvements Since 1975
NSIAD-96-69BR: Published: Feb 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed military aircraft accidents involving fatalities or severe aircraft damage, also known as Class A flight mishaps, focusing on: (1) historical trends in Class A mishaps; (2) the causes of such mishaps and how the causes are investigated; and (3) actions taken to avoid Class A mishaps.GAO found that: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) aviation safety ha...
Transportation Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-18(1): Published: Jan 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Transportation issue area as of January 2, 1996...
Federal Aviation Administration: Issues Related to FAA Reform
T-RCED-95-247: Published: Aug 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1995.
GAO discussed the need for reforms at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), focusing on air traffic control (ATC) modernization, funding, and organizational structure. GAO noted that: (1) FAA attributes schedule delays and cost overruns in the ATC modernization program to burdensome procurement rules; (2) exempting FAA from the rules could result in a more expeditious acquisition process; (3)...
Airport Improvement Program: Update of Allocation of Funds and Passenger Facility Charges, 1992-94
RCED-95-225FS: Published: Jul 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) allocation of Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds and airports' collection of passenger facility charges (PFC).GAO found that: (1) between 1982 and 1994, FAA allocated about $16 billion in AIP funds for improvements at 2,780 airports; (2) 216 of the 545 eligible airports have collected...
National Airspace System: Assessment of FAA's Efforts to Augment the Global Positioning System
T-RCED-95-219: Published: Jun 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1995.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) augmentation of the Global Positioning System (GPS) to meet civilian aviation needs, focusing on: (1) whether FAA will have sufficient time to augment GPS; (2) FAA actions to better manage its GPS related efforts; and (3) the implications of delaying GPS implementation. GAO noted that: (1) GPS wide area system augmentation is entering a mor...
Air Traffic Control: Status of FAA's Modernization Program
RCED-95-175FS: Published: May 26, 1995. Publicly Released: May 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic control (ATC) system modernization efforts, focusing on: (1) projects funded through the FAA facilities and equipment (F&E) appropriation account under the Capital Investment Plan (CIP); (2) changes in total modernization costs, number of completed projects, and trends for unobli...
Aviation Research: Perspectives on FAA's Efforts to Develop New Technology
T-RCED-95-193: Published: May 16, 1995. Publicly Released: May 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) research, development, and modernization initiatives. GAO noted that: (1) between fiscal year (FY) 1988 and FY 1995, the FAA research, engineering, and development (RE&D) budget has increased from $150 to $259 million and funding for human factors, simulation modeling, aircraft structures, fire safety, aviation security, and satellite navig...