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GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to provide automation support to improve oceanic air traffic control.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Federal Aviation Administration||1. Because of the many problems experienced in implementing automated support for oceanic air traffic control, the Administrator, FAA, should evaluate the feasibility of successfully developing and deploying ODAPS. This evaluation should include an assessment of the likelihood that FAA will receive a system meeting requirements within reasonable costs, and consider whether other automation alternatives could better provide automated support to the oceanic environment.|
|Federal Aviation Administration||2. The Administrator, FAA, should reassess the current FAA strategy of using ODAPS as a baseline for developing a modern, satellite-based oceanic air traffic control system.|