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Open Recommendations

Aviation Maintenance: Additional Coordination and Data Could Advance FAA Efforts to Promote a Robust, Diverse Workforce

GAO-20-206
Feb 06, 2020
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Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Office of the Administrator The Administrator of FAA should direct the Aviation Workforce Steering Committee, as part of its ongoing efforts, to take steps to use existing FAA data and coordinate with other federal agencies to identify and gather the information it needs to measure progress and target resources toward its goal of promoting a robust, qualified, and diverse aviation maintenance workforce. For example, FAA could task a committee working group with developing and implementing ways to improve data sharing among federal agencies to inform decision-making on how to strengthen career pathways and better understand the supply and demand of certificated workers. (Recommendation 1)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: FAA Could Better Leverage Test Site Program to Advance Drone Integration

GAO-20-97
Jan 09, 2020
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Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Office of the Administrator The Administrator of FAA should develop a plan for analyzing currently-collected UAS test site data to determine how they could be used to advance UAS integration, and whether the collection of any additional test site data, within the agency's authority to request, could be useful for informing integration. (Recommendation 1)
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Recommendation status is Open.

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Office of the Administrator The Administrator of FAA should publicly share more information on how the test site program informs integration while continuing to protect information deemed proprietary. This information could be shared, for example, on the agency's UAS Test Sites website. (Recommendation 2)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Public Transportation: Enhanced Federal Information Sharing on Coordination Could Improve Rural Transit Services

GAO-20-205
Jan 07, 2020
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Federal Transit Administration The Administrator of FTA should develop a communication plan that will effectively share information with state transportation agencies and rural and tribal transit providers on coordination opportunities and leading coordination practices in an accessible and informative way. (Recommendation 1)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: FAA Should Improve Drone-Related Cost Information and Consider Options to Recover Costs

GAO-20-136
Dec 17, 2019
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Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Office of the Administrator The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration should develop and implement a process to ensure that information on UAS-related costs is complete and reliable as capabilities and related regulations evolve. (Recommendation 1)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Office of the Administrator The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, as part of UAS integration-planning efforts, should use available guidance on effective fee design to incorporate steps that will inform future fee-design considerations. For example, FAA may choose to incorporate these additional steps into its annual UAS implementation plan so that—as existing activities are adapted for UAS users or new regulations, services, or systems are introduced—costs and fee design options are considered. (Recommendation 2)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.