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On December 15, we issued our audit of FAA's oversight of air carriers' use of non-certificated repair facilities. This audit was requested by Rep. James Oberstar, Ranking Minority on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Each year, hundreds of commercial air carriers, aircraft repair stations, pilot schools, and other entities apply to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for certificates authorizing them to operate in the National Airspace System.
What We Looked At
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.
Timeline of Activities Leading to the Certification of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft and Actions Taken After the October 2018 Lion Air Accident
What We Looked At
On June 18, 2010 we issued our final report on the Information Security and Privacy Controls over the Airmen Medical Support Systems. For the report we determined if airmen’s personally identifiable information (PII) is properly secured from unau
As international air service expands, U.S. air carriers increasingly rely on foreign repair stations to meet their maintenance needs.
On August 4, 2011, we issued a report on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight process for contractor-owned air traffic control systems. We conducted our review at the request of the former Chairmen of the House Committee on Trans
The public depends on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the aviation industry to prov
FAA Lacks a Reliable Model for Determining the Number of Flight Standards Safety Inspectors It Needs
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employs approximately 4,000 aviation safety inspectors and 40 analysts who play a key role in helping to maintain the United States’ remarkable air carrier safety record.