New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of FAA’s Actions to Address ERAM Outages
The Office of Inspector General is initiating an audit of FAA’s actions to address recent outages of the En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) system. FAA declared ERAM fully operational in March 2015, but since then, the system has experienced a number of outages that resulted in delays and cancellations of hundreds of flights, impacting thousands of passengers. We are conducting this audit at the request of the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Aviation Subcommittee, and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Our objectives will be to (1) determine the causes of the recent ERAM outages and assess FAA’s actions to address problems discovered, and (2) determine whether tradeoffs were made to ERAM’s original design requirements to meet revised implementation schedules, and assess the delivery of new NextGen capabilities called for in FAA’s plans.