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GAO reported on how current federal airworthiness standards and operating rules influence the safety of small aircraft.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Department of Transportation||1. The Secretary of Transportation should direct the Administrator, FAA, to identify those standards and rules governing small air carrier aircraft (nine or fewer seats) that are significantly less stringent than those applicable to larger air carrier aircraft.|
|Federal Aviation Administration||2. The Administrator, FAA, should seek the cooperation and assistance of aircraft manufacturers and air carrier operators in preparing the cost/benefit estimates.|
|Department of Transportation||3. The Secretary of Transportation should direct the Administrator, FAA, to prepare detailed cost/benefit estimates of the possible alternatives to upgrade those standards and rules that are less stringent.|
|Department of Transportation||4. The Secretary of Transportation should direct the Administrator, FAA, to implement those alternatives that are determined to be technologically feasible and cost beneficial.|