New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of Pilot Training and Regional Airlines
The Office of Inspector General will review FAA’s oversight of airline pilot training issues. We are conducting this review at the request of the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and its Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security; the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Aviation; and Representatives Louise Slaughter, Christopher Lee, and Brian Higgins. These Members expressed concern that FAA’s safety regulations and oversight governing these issues may not be effective. Accordingly, our audit objectives will be to assess (1) FAA oversight for air carrier pilot training and proficiency programs and (2) the process and data FAA and air carriers use to evaluate the competence and qualifications of pilots when they are hired.