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Aviation Security: Additional Controls Needed to Address Weaknesses in Carriage of Weapons Regulations
RCED-00-181: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2000.
GAO provided information on aviation security, focusing on: (1) the frequency with which law enforcement officers carry weapons on board commercial aircraft; and (2) if weapons carriage regulations, both current and proposed, are sufficient to ensure the safety of passengers and the security of the aircraft.GAO noted that: (1) the number of law enforcement officers who fly while armed is unknown b...
Aviation Safety: Safer Skies Initiative Has Taken Initial Steps to Reduce Accident Rates by 2007
RCED-00-111: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Safer Skies Initiative, focusing on: (1) to what extent addressing the safety problems to be addressed by the initiative will help reduce the fatal accident rate; (2) what progress the initiative has made in identifying and implementing interventions to address each of these safety problems; (3) what prog...
Aviation Safety: Research Supports Limited Use of Personal Computer Aviation Training Devices for Pilots
RCED-99-143: Published: Jul 12, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) decision to allow the use of personal computer-based aviation training devices (PCATD), focusing on: (1) the process and information FAA used in deciding to approve the use of personal computer devices for 10 hours of instrument training; and (2) what is known about the training effectiveness of these dev...
Military Safety: Army M939 5-Ton Truck Accident History and Planned Modifications
NSIAD-99-82: Published: Apr 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's M939 series 5-ton tactical cargo truck, focusing on the: (1) extent to which accidents involving the truck have occurred; and (2) results of Army studies on the truck's design and its plans to address any identified deficiencies.GAO noted that: (1) GAO's analyses and an Army analysis indicate a higher rate of accidents involving the M939...
Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training
OGC-99-21: Published: Dec 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) new rule on powered industrial truck operator training. GAO noted that: (1) the final rule would revise existing requirements for powered industrial truck operator training; and (2) OSHA complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule...
Aviation Safety: FAA's Use of Emergency Orders to Revoke or Suspend Operating Certificates
T-RCED-98-253: Published: Aug 6, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) use of emergency orders to suspend or revoke aviation operating certificates, focusing on the: (1) extent to which FAA used emergency orders; (2) ways in which changes in FAA's policies might have affected the agency's use of emergency orders; and (3) time needed for FAA to investigate alleged violations...
Aviation Safety: FAA Oversight of Repair Stations Needs Improvement
RCED-98-21: Published: Oct 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 24, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of the aviation repair station industry, focusing on: (1) the nature and scope of the oversight of repair stations conducted by FAA personnel; (2) how well FAA follows up on inspections to ensure that the deficiencies in repair station operations are corrected once they have been identified; and...
Aviation Safety: Opportunities Exist for FAA to Refine the Controller Staffing Process
RCED-97-84: Published: Apr 9, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to address short- and long-term controller staffing needs, focusing on: (1) the key variables FAA uses to project future controller staffing needs and evaluate their reasonableness; (2) whether FAA has identified a sufficient number of controller candidates to satisfy its short- and long-term staf...
Aviation Safety: Targeting and Training of FAA's Safety Inspector Workforce
T-RCED-96-26: Published: Apr 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1996.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) safety inspection program. GAO noted that: (1) in 1991, FAA created its Safety Performance Analysis System (SPAS) to focus its inspection resources on the pilots, aircraft, and facilities that pose the greatest risk; (2) poor data quality jeopardizes the success of SPAS; (3) FAA officials have not fully responded to prior recommendations of...
Railroad Safety: Status of Efforts to Improve Railroad Crossing Safety
RCED-95-191: Published: Aug 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined federal efforts to improve railroad crossing safety, focusing on: (1) the progress made in reducing railroad crossing accidents and fatalities; (2) federal and state strategies that have the potential for reducing railroad crossing accidents and fatalities; and (3) the Department of Transportation's (DOT) progress in implementing its action plan fo...