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Contract Towers: Observations on FAA's Study of Expanding the Program

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In response to the request in the Conference Report for the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2000, the Office of Inspector General reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Contract Tower Program (Program). This report provides the information presented to the Appropriations Committees for your information and use.

Our review answered two objectives. The first objective was to determine if previously identified concerns regarding staffing at contract towers have been corrected. The second objective was to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of FAA’s study of expanding the Contract Tower Program to ensure all relevant costs and benefits were appropriately identified and considered.