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
On March 17, the Inspector General testified before the House Subcommittee on Aviation regarding the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of on-demand aircraft operators. This operating environment carries a number of safety risks, s
On November 15, 2010, following a four-week trial, brothers Michael F.
On January 11, 2010, we responded to a request from Senator Claire McCaskill that our office report on FAA’s progress in implementing our audit recommendations to improve its oversight of outsourced aircraft maintenance. We reported that, overall
On October 12, 2010, we issued our report on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) program. ADS-B is a satellite-based surveillance technology that FAA expects will fundamentally change the
On December 10, we issued our report on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of new flight procedures using Area Navigation (RNAV) and Required Navigation Performance (RNP) and its use of third parties to develop them. These tech
On March 25, 2010, Roland Marichal, president and chief inspector of Quantum Aviation (Quantum), a former FAA certificated repair station, was sentenced in the Southern District of Florida, Miami to 16 months home confinement, 60 months of superv
On September 30, we issued our report on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Air Traffic Controller Optimum Training Solution Program (ATCOTS). ATCOTS is a critical component of FAA's plans to hire and train 15,000 new controllers by 2018.
On July 21, 2010, we issued our report on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Call to Action Plan for Runway Safety (the Plan). Reducing the risk of runway incursions is a critical part of FAA’s mission to oversee and enhance the margin o
On December 21, we issued a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Aviation Subcommittee regarding FAA's efforts to implement the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).