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On September 17, 2008, the Inspector General testified regarding Eclipse Aviation’s EA–500 very light jet (VLJ). VLJs are small aircraft with advanced technologies that cost less than other business jets.
Nebraska Pilot Sentenced to 16 Months Imprisonment for Making False Statements on his Application for FAA Airmen Medical Certificate
On August 27, 2008, James Charlton Davis was sentenced in U.S.
Las Vegas Commercial Helicopter Pilot Sentenced for Falsification of FAA Airman Medical Applications
On March 3, 2008, Victor Spankowski was sentenced in U.S. Court, Las Vegas, Nevada, for falsifying his 2002 and his 2004 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Applications for Airman Medical Certificate. Mr.
On September 30, 2008, we issued our audit of air carriers’ outsourcing of aircraft maintenance. We conducted this audit at the request of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
On October 8, 2008, we issued our report presenting the results of our annual audit of the Department’s information security program and practices, as required by the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA).
On February 26, 2008, we issued our assessment of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of aircraft manufacturers' quality assurance systems for domestic and foreign aircraft part suppliers.
On June 30, 2008, we issued our review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight of airlines and use of regulatory partnership programs.
Interim Report on Award-Fee Criteria for FAA's System Engineering and Technical Assistance II (SETA-II) Contract
On October 7, 2008, we issued an interim report regarding FAA’s System Engineering and Technical Assistance II Contract as part of our ongoing audit of the Use of Cost–Plus–Award–Fee (CPAF) contracts within the Department.
On April 3, 2008, the Inspector General testified on actions needed to strengthen FAA’s safety oversight and use of partnership programs before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
On November 6, 2007, Senator Lautenberg requested that we review emergency and minimum fuel declarations by pilots on flights into the Newark Liberty International Airport (Newark Liberty).