Safety regulation (81 - 90 of 154 items)
Aviation Safety: Weaknesses in Inspection and Enforcement Limit FAA in Identifying and Responding to Risks
RCED-98-6: Published: Feb 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the outcomes of: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) inspection process in fiscal years (FY) 1990 through 1996 and how this process would be strengthened to better assess and encourage compliance with aviation safety and security regulations; and (2) FAA's enforcement process during this period and how this process could be strengthened...
Aviation Safety: Installation of Smoke Detection and Fire Suppression Systems in U.S. Transport Aircraft
RCED-98-54R: Published: Dec 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the actions under way at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and within the airline industry to effect changes in fire safety standards for cargo or baggage compartments in certain passenger and cargo aircraft within the 3-year time frame proposed by FAA. GAO focused on the: (1) status of FAA's and the airline industry's efforts to equip airc...
Human Factors: FAA's Guidance and Oversight of Pilot Crew Resource Management Training Can Be Improved
RCED-98-7: Published: Nov 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the role of airline pilots' performance in accidents and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to address any inadequate performance, focusing on the: (1) types and frequency of accidents in which an airline pilot's performance was cited as a contributing factor, including those in which failure to use crew resource management (CRM) p...
Aviation Safety: FAA Generally Agrees With but Is Slow in Implementing Safety Recommendations
RCED-96-193: Published: Sep 23, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) responsiveness to aviation safety-related recommendations made by GAO, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Office of the Inspector General (IG).GAO found that: (1) FAA generally concurred with the recommendations made by GAO, NTSB, and DOT's Inspec...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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)...
Air Traffic Control: Analysis of Proposal to Create a Government Corporation
T-RCED-95-139: Published: Mar 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1995.
GAO discussed the proposal to reform the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic control (ATC) system by creating a wholly-owned, not-for-profit, self-sufficient government corporation. GAO noted that: (1) the corporation could be financially viable if budgetary, cost, and revenue assumptions are realized, which will depend on exempting the corporation from spending caps, achieving ope...