New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of FAA’s Ability To Manage Air Traffic Control System Disruptions
The Office of Inspector General is initiating an audit on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) ability to manage air traffic control system disruptions. We are conducting this audit at the request of the Chairmen of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and its Subcommittee on Aviation. In recent years, FAA has been confronted with several system failures that have impacted air travel, inconvenienced passengers, and cost airlines and businesses millions of dollars in lost revenue. Our objectives are to (1) assess the effectiveness of FAA’s operational contingency plans and the actions taken to mitigate the impact of recent air traffic control system disruptions, and (2) assess FAA procedures for updating operational contingency plans in light of recent events.