Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the profiles of air carriers subject to emergency revocation orders and the most common violations that led to revocations; (2) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspection and enforcement history of the air carriers before the emergency revocation orders were issued; and (3) the extent to which key airline owners and managers returned to similar positions in the aviation industry after committing safety violations that led to emergency revocation orders.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Department of Transportation||1. The Secretary of Transportation should direct the Administrator, FAA, to develop a formal system to identify and track individuals within or returning to the airline industry who contributed materially to emergency revocations. The Administrator should give priority attention to developing a plan for this system and milestones for its implementation.|