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New Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation Is Decreasing at the Nation’s Largest Airports, and Certification Barriers Exist
Each year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) distributes more than $3 billion in Federal grants for airport projects.
The public depends on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the aviation industry to prov
In 2009, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) developed a small business procurement vehicle known as Electronic FAA Accelerated and Simplified Tasks (eFAST), which offers a broad range of professional and support services.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) currently relies on more than 4,000 check pilots to help evaluate and ensure our nation’s commercial airline pilots have the knowledge, skills, and ability to fly large, passenger aircraft.
FAA Has Taken Steps To Identify Flight Deck Vulnerabilities but Needs To Enhance Its Mitigation Efforts
Recent incidents have drawn renewed worldwide attention to flight deck safety and security, including securing cockpit doors. On March 24, 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed in the Alps, killing all 150 people onboard.
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While FAA Took Steps Intended To Improve Its Controller Hiring Process, the Agency Did Not Effectively Implement Its New Policies
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employs approximately 14,000 air traffic controllers and plans to hire more than 3,40
Letter to Ranking Member Peter DeFazio and Ranking Member Rick Larsen regarding Regional Air Carrier Pilot Pay and Qualifications
On March 2, 2017, we issued a letter in response to a congressional request for information on regional air carrier pilot pay and qualifications.
Commercial aviation in the United States is one of the safest forms of transportation in the world.
On May 17, 2017, the Inspector General testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to implement reforms and modernize the National Airspace System.