Audit Initiated of FAA’s Runway Safety Initiatives
The Office of Inspector General is initiating an audit on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) runway safety efforts. Runway incursions—incidents involving unauthorized aircraft, vehicles, or people on a runway—increased by nearly 53 percent between fiscal years 2011 and 2015. In 2015, FAA initiated a Call to Action forum that focused on developing short-, medium-, and long-term initiatives for addressing the increase in runway incursions. The objective of our audit is to evaluate FAA’s progress in implementing initiatives to improve runway safety.