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The Federal Aviation Administration requires aircraft be repaired and approved for flight by mechanics who are “certificated.” FAA oversees the certification process of these mechanics and of repairmen who fix aircraft parts.
What GAO Found While information on aircraft noise is limited, the studies and data GAO reviewed suggest that aircraft cabin and cockpit noise levels likely do not exceed the noise exposure standard established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
What GAO Found GAO found mixed evidence regarding the extent of a shortage of airline pilots, although regional airlines have reported difficulties finding sufficient numbers of qualified pilots over the past year.
In the past 16 years, a number of laws, accounting standards, system requirements, and related guidance have emphasized the need for cost information in the federal government, establishing requirements and accounting standards for managerial cost accounting (MCA) information.
The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 has laid a foundation of results-oriented agency planning, measurement, and reporting in the federal government. Performance planning and measurement have slowly, yet increasingly, become a part of agencies' cultures.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on performance management and measurement practices that could position regulatory agencies to more effectively implement the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993.
GAO reviewed five regulatory agencies' efforts to implement the provisions of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993, focusing on the: (1) five agencies' strategic goals and related program performance measures as well as selected employee performance standards as of January 1, 1997;...
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the legal and administrative mechanisms the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would need to follow a House of Representatives suggestion that it share responsibility with the Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs...