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FAA Has Not Effectively Deployed Controller Automation Tools That Optimize Benefits of Performance-Based Navigation
A cornerstone of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Next Generation Air Transportation System is its initiative to enhance efficiency and capacity at airports through the use of performance-based navigation (PBN).
Letter to Chairman Ron Johnson and Chairman Charles E. Grassley on the Status of OIG Open Audit Recommendations
We sent our response to Senator Ron Johnson and Senator Charles E. Grassley regarding their February 27, 2015, request that we provide the status of OIG open audit recommendations.
The Office of Inspector General plans to initiate an audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight of the safety of commercial airline flight decks. We are conducting this audit at the request of Senator Dianne Feinstein.
FAA’s Contingency Plans and Security Protocols Were Insufficient at Chicago Air Traffic Control Facilities
On September 26, 2014, a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contract employee deliberately started a fire that destroyed critical equipment at FAA’s Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center in Aurora, IL.
Total air traffic operations handled by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) facilities declined 19 percent between 2004 and 2013, yet FAA’s operations budget increased slightly during that time.