Airline regulation (61 - 70 of 77 items)
Aviation Safety: Needed Improvements in FAA's Airline Inspection Program Are Underway
RCED-87-62: Published: May 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA): (1) ability to maintain airline safety standards in a deregulated environment; and (2) actions to correct weaknesses in its inspection program.GAO found that FAA: (1) did not develop a system for monitoring deregulation's impact; (2) decreased its inspection force by 250 between 1981 and 1983, althoug...
FAA Work Force Issues
T-RCED-87-25: Published: May 7, 1987. Publicly Released: May 7, 1987.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) human resource utilization, focusing on FAA controller, inspector, and airway facilities maintenance work forces. GAO noted that: (1) although planned productivity improvements have not yet materialized, FAA is controlling more air traffic with fewer controllers than it did before the 1981 controllers' strike; (2) FAA maintains that there w...
FAA Appropriation Issues
T-RCED-87-20: Published: Apr 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1987.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) progress in: (1) procuring the technologies required for the National Airspace System (NAS); and (2) developing human resources, including adequate controller and inspector work forces. GAO found that: (1) since NAS has experienced schedule delays, it is difficult for FAA to maintain the necessary level of air traffic control; (2) FAA is fo...
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...
Aviation Safety: Federal Regulation of Public Aircraft
RCED-87-19BR: Published: Dec 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information concerning the use, maintenance, and safety of public aircraft in Alaska, and the extent to which Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety regulations apply to these aircraft. Public aircraft are those that federal, state, or local governments use exclusively.GAO found that: (1) public aircraft throughout the United States are su...
FAA's Airline Inspection Program
129875: May 14, 1986
GAO discussed the adequacy of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) airline inspection program to ensure airline safety to assess: (1) the program's effectiveness; (2) FAA actions to improve it; and (3) airline compliance with the program. GAO noted that FAA has not responded effectively to the changes deregulation has caused in the airline industry because it: (1) needs more inspectors but...
Compilation and Analysis of the Federal Aviation Administration's Inspection of a Sample of Commercial Air Carriers
RCED-85-157: Published: Aug 2, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) data concerning the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) inspection of 92 commercial air carriers; and (2) FAA responsibility to monitor and inspect air carrier operations and maintenance to ensure compliance with federal safety regulations.GAO developed data and analysis on the type, frequency, and results of FAA inspections for a sample o...
Safety Standards on Small Passenger Aircraft--With Nine or Fewer Seats--Are Significantly Less Stringent Than on Larger Aircraft
RCED-84-2: Published: Jan 4, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1984.
GAO reported on how current federal airworthiness standards and operating rules influence the safety of small aircraft.The Airline Deregulation Act provides that, to the maximum extent feasible, air carrier passengers are to receive the same level of safety regardless of the size of the air carrier. However, GAO found that passengers flying on small aircraft are not provided with the same level of...
Small Air Carrier Aircraft Safety
122442: Sep 27, 1983
GAO discussed small air carrier aircraft safety, stressing that flying with American commercial air carriers is one of the safest means of transportation. However, GAO noted that there is a large difference in the accident rates among the three classes of air carriers. During a 6-year period, the accident rate per 100,000 hours flown by commuter carriers was over seven times that of large schedule...
The Changing Airline Industry: A Status Report Through 1982
RCED-83-179: Published: Jul 6, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO updated an earlier report on the airline industry, specifically focusing on the effects deregulation has had on airline traffic, fares, profits, productivity, air service patterns, and the safety records of domestic passenger airlines.GAO found that, since deregulation, airline traffic has increased substantially. While air fares have also increased, the...