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Air carriers and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are responsible for maintaining a robust and secure information system on pilot training, medical, and performance records.
In July 2013, Asiana Flight 214 crashed on final approach into San Francisco International Airport, resulting in three fatalities and drawing attention to the importance of emergency response at our Nation’s airports.
The growing demand for civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations presents new safety oversight challenges for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
While airlines have long used aircraft automation safely to improve efficiency and reduce pilot workload, recent accidents have shown that pilots who typically fly with automation can make errors when confronted with an unexpected event or transit
FAA Achieved Most of the Anticipated Cost Savings From Contracting Out Flight Service Stations, but Needs To Determine the Future Direction of the Program
In February 2005, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin Services, Inc. (Lockheed Martin) to operate the Agency’s 58 flight service stations.
At the Subcommittee’s hearing on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) air traffic controller hiring, staffing, and training plans, the Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits testified on three areas involving FAA’s controller workf
To help manage the most complex air traffic system in the world, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operates approximately 160 Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facilities, which provide air traffic control services to pilots in the
On July 11, 2016, the Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure requested our responses to three questions related to the cost and schedule of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Next Generation Air Transportatio
The effective, efficient use of property is the responsibility of all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees.
FAA Continues To Face Challenges in Ensuring Enough Fully Trained Controllers at Critical Facilities
Ensuring adequate staffing and training for air traffic controllers is essential to maintain the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS), especially at the Nation’s most critical air traffic facilities.