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Aviation Safety: FAA's Safety Oversight System Is Effective but Could Benefit from Better Evaluation of Its Programs' Performance
GAO-06-266T: Published: Nov 17, 2005. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 2005.
The U.S. commercial aviation industry has an extraordinary safety record. However, when passenger airlines have accidents or serious incidents, regardless of their rarity, the consequences can be tragic. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) works to maintain a high level of safety through an effective safety oversight system. Keys to this system are to: (1) establish programs that focus resou...
International Aviation: Airline Alliances Produce Benefits, but Effect on Competition Is Uncertain
RCED-95-99: Published: Apr 6, 1995. Publicly Released: May 5, 1995.
GAO provided information on marketing alliances between U.S. and foreign airlines, focusing on: (1) their effect on consumers and airlines' traffic flows and revenues; and (2) key issues that the Department of Transportation (DOT) needs to address.GAO found that: (1) alliances between U.S and foreign airlines have increased ridership and revenues for partners; (2) the impact of an alliance on othe...
Aviation Safety: FAA Can Be More Proactive in Promoting Aviation Safety
T-RCED-95-81: Published: Jan 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1995.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to ensure the safety of the flying public. GAO noted that: (1) although recent aviation accidents have received much publicity and raised considerable public concern, air travel remains generally safe; (2) FAA is having difficulty keeping pace with advances in aircraft technologies; (3) FAA has taken years to develop a system to tar...
Aviation Safety: FAA and the State Department Can Better Manage Foreign Enforcement Cases
RCED-94-87: Published: Mar 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed foreign air carriers' compliance with U.S. safety regulations, focusing on: (1) foreign governments' actions on enforcement cases referred by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); (2) FAA action on foreign government-referred enforcement cases; (3) foreign countries' enforcement system weaknesses and compliance with international safety standa...
Aviation Security: Additional Actions Needed to Meet Domestic and International Challenges
RCED-94-38: Published: Jan 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to comply with Aviation Security Improvement Act requirements, focusing on: (1) FAA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) assessment of domestic airport security; (2) the level of protection that exists for U.S. citizens travelling on foreign airlines; (3) FAA efforts to improve mail and...
FAA Reauthorization: Opportunity Exists to Address Safety, Capacity, and Efficiency Issues
T-RCED-93-75: Published: Sep 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1993.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1993, as well as other issues related to the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) facilities and equipment, operations, and research activities. GAO noted that: (1) from fiscal year 1992 to 1993, Airport Improvement Program (AIP) discretionary funds decreased while the proportion of set-aside funds increased; (2) the Capital...
FAA Work Forces: Important Decisions Affecting Staff Use and Management
T-RCED-93-59: Published: Jun 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1993.
GAO discussed the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) major work forces. GAO noted that: (1) FAA spent much of the 1980s ensuring that it had sufficient air traffic controllers and safety and security inspectors to fulfill its responsibilities; (2) the primary FAA challenge is to redistribute its work force and fulfill prior commitments; (3) FAA is reassessing its controller and...
Aircraft Maintenance: FAA Needs to Follow Through on Plans to Ensure the Safety of Aging Aircraft
RCED-93-91: Published: Feb 26, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to improve its monitoring of airlines' compliance with maintenance rules for aging aircraft, focusing on: (1) changes in airlines' aging aircraft maintenance strategies; (2) FAA use of a centralized database to monitor airline compliance; and (3) the effectiveness of FAA inspection initiatives to monitor the aging aircraft fleet.GAO...
Aviation Safety: Increased Oversight of Foreign Carriers Needed
RCED-93-42: Published: Nov 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Transportation's (DOT) licensing and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of a program which examines foreign civil aviation authorities' compliance with international safety standards, focusing on FAA: (1) assessments of foreign countries' compliance with international standards; (2) oversight...
FAA Budget: Key Issues Need to Be Addressed
T-RCED-92-67: Published: May 21, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) fiscal year (FY) 1993 budget request for $9.4 billion, focusing on: (1) FAA management of air traffic controllers, maintenance technicians, and aviation safety inspectors; (2) modernization of the air traffic control (ATC) system; and (3) the need for FAA to establish measurable goals for its programs. GAO noted that: (1) FAA has improved i...