Following a series of high-profile instances of passengers held locked inside aircraft during lengthy tarmac delays, the U.S.
The causes and impacts of flight delays and cancellations continue to be a key concern for Congress, the Department of Transportation, the airline industry, and the flying public.
On June 29, 2009, we issued our report on fatigue factors that could impact air traffic controllers. We conducted this audit at three critical Chicago air traffic control facilities at the request of Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois.
We issued a report to the Federal Aviation Administration on the use of airport revenues by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
This report presents the results of our review of reported near mid–air collisions (NMACs) in the New York metropolitan airspace.
On March 3, 2008 we issued our report on use of the National Airspace System (NAS). Our audit was conducted at the request of Representative John L. Mica, then Chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee.
On July 17, 2012, we issued a report on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) plans for consolidating and realigning its air traffic control facilities. FAA operates 561 manned air traffic facilities nationwide, many of which are deteriorat
On March 24, 2009, we issued our review of FAA’s process for reporting and investigating operational errors.
To meet its goals for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) identified six “transformational” programs.