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As international air service expands, U.S. air carriers increasingly rely on foreign repair stations to meet their maintenance needs.
FAA Lacks an Effective Staffing Model and Risk-Based Oversight Process for Organization Designation Authorization
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) delegates to private individuals or organizations certain oversight functions, such as approving new aircraft designs and certifying aircraft components, to help ensure our Nation’s vast aviation industry
FAA Delays in Establishing a Pilot Records Database Limit Air Carriers’ Access to Background Information
Ensuring air carriers have all available information on a pilot’s training and performance remains a critical safety area for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Delays in Meeting Statutory Requirements and Oversight Challenges Reduce FAA’s Opportunities To Enhance HEMS Safety
The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) industry safely transports over 400,000 patients in the United States each year, frequently in challenging conditions, including night flight, poor weather, low visibility, and landing at unfamiliar
Program and Data Limitations Impede the Effectiveness of FAA’s Hazardous Materials Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Program
Transporting hazardous materials by air can present serious safety risks, including the risk of combustible materials igniting or exploding on an aircraft.
New Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Firms Continue To Face Barriers to Obtaining Work at the Nation’s Largest Airports
Each year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) distributes more than $3 billion in Federal grants for airport projects.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to hire more than 11,000 air traffic controllers through fiscal year 2021 to replace the large number of controllers eligible to retire.
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).
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.