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Aviation Safety Hazards
121320: Aug 5, 1982
Testimony was given concerning a followup review of the recommendations in a 1980 GAO report on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) ability to deal with aircraft safety hazards. The report had specified that FAA needed: (1) effective systems for identifying safety hazards; (2) a comprehensive planning process to address aviation safety hazards; (3) an adequate system for preparing, reviewi...
Examination of the Federal Aviation Administration's Plan for the National Airspace System--Interim Report
AFMD-82-66: Published: Apr 20, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) planning, management, and acquisition of automated systems for air traffic control and management purposes, and the plan for upgrading the current computer and communications systems for air traffic control and making extensive improvements to the National Airspace System (NAS).The stated aims of the NAS plan are: (1) consolidatio...
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...
Transportation Safety Board Could Improve Its Planning Process
CED-80-101: Published: May 28, 1980. Publicly Released: May 28, 1980.
The National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) planning process could be more efficient and comprehensive. The Board is an independent Government agency designated to promote transportation safety by investigating accidents and recommending safety improvements.Considering the Board's many functions and components and its limited staff and resources, planning should be a key function. A comprehe...
How To Improve the Federal Aviation Administration's Ability To Deal With Safety Hazards
CED-80-66: Published: Feb 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1980.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible by law for ensuring the safe and efficient use of the Nation's airspace and fostering civil aeronautics and air commerce. FAA attaches great importance to its safety-related programs. Aviation, compared with other transportation modes, has a good safety record.However, FAA has not been effective or timely in developing systems to identify sa...
Passive Restraints for Automobile Occupants--A Closer Look
CED-79-93: Published: Jul 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1979.
All new cars manufactured after September 1, 1983, will be required to have passive restraint systems requiring no action by occupants. The two systems being considered are air bags and automatic seat belts. The Secretary of Transportation mandated passive front seat restraint systems to overcome the public's reluctance to buckle up their seat belts.While the restraints offer life-saving and injur...
How Effective Is the Coast Guard in Carrying Out Its Commercial Vessel Safety Responsibilities?
CED-79-54: Published: May 25, 1979. Publicly Released: May 25, 1979.
The Coast Guard's Commercial Vessel Safety (CVS) Program is responsible for assuring the safety of life, property, and the environment in and on waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction. Statistical data show that marine casualties nearly doubled during the period 1972 through 1976, demonstrating the need for CVS to carry out its responsibilities more effectively.A staffing shortage existed at every in...
Need for Improved Action on Railroad Safety Recommendations
CED-78-171: Published: Dec 29, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 15, 1979.
A study was made concerning: (1) the actions taken by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) in response to railroad safety recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB); (2) NTSB followup procedures on railroad safety recommendations; and (3) FRA use of its own accident investigations to promote railroad safety.FRA does not respond promptly to NTSB safety recommendati...
Commercial Safety Regulations Are Avoided by Some Large Aircraft Operators
CED-79-10: Published: Nov 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1978.
A review of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) enforcement of commercial aviation safety regulations revealed several problems involving some large aircraft operators.Large aircraft operators who avoid compliance with commercial safety regulations not only have an unfair competitive advantage over commercial operators who comply with the costly commercial safety regulations but, in some c...
The Effectiveness of the Federal Pipeline Safety Program
105076: Feb 27, 1978
Gas and hazardous liquid pipelines in the United States total about 1.7 million miles and transport more than half of the Nation's energy supply. The Office of Pipeline Safety Operations, an element of the Materials Transportation Bureau within the Department of Transportation, is responsible for developing and administering a comprehensive and effective pipeline safety program. The regulations is...