New Audit Announcements
Audits Initiated of FAA's Oversight of Air Carrier Operations
The Office of Inspector General plans to conduct a series of audits in response to congressional concerns regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight of the U.S. airline industry. These concerns were prompted by FAA oversight issues at Southwest Airlines, which have been the topic of recent congressional hearings. Our audits will examine: (1) FAA’s implementation of its risk–based Air Transportation Oversight System, (2) FAA’s review of air carrier compliance with airworthiness directives, and (3) FAA’s oversight of maintenance practices at one air carrier.