New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of FAA's Oversight of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Program
The Office of Inspector General plans to initiate an audit on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight of its Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) program. FAA is responsible for ensuring that commercial airport operators comply with ARFF requirements, including ensuring airports have effective plans, procedures, and training in place to respond to aircraft accidents, fires, and hazardous materials incidents. However, recent incidents have raised questions about the effectiveness of FAA’s oversight of these requirements. Accordingly, our audit objectives are to assess FAA’s (1) policies and guidance for implementing ARFF requirements and (2) oversight and enforcement of airports’ adherence to ARFF requirements.