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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.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|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.|