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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) progress in: (1) rebuilding the air traffic controller and safety work forces; and (2) developing a plan to address aging aircraft problems.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Transportation 1. The Secretary of Transportation should direct the Administrator, FAA, to take the necessary measures to complete the aging aircraft plan as soon as possible. The plan should: (1) identify the resources needed from industry and government; (2) address the economic implications of regulatory initiatives; and (3) measure airline progress in correcting known safety problems.
Closed - Implemented
FAA is modifying an internal planning document for the aging aircraft program to accommodate recent changes in the way it manages associated research projects. This plan was signed by the FAA Administrator in May 1994.

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