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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).
Quality Control Review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Audited Consolidated Financial Statements for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2015
This report presents the results of our quality control review (QCR) of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) audited consolidated financial statements for fiscal years 2016 and 2015.
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.
DOT’s Conference Spending Policies Reflect Federal Requirements, but Ineffective Controls Do Not Ensure Compliance
In recent years the President and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have issued guidance, and the Congress has enacted legislation to promote efficient spending and curb conference-related costs in the Federal Government.
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
Inspector General Review of Fiscal Year 2015 Drug Control Funds and Performance Summary Reporting - Federal Aviation Administration
This report presents the results of our review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drug Control Obligation Summary Report required by the National Office on Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).
Quality Control Review of the Management Letter for FAA’s Financial Statements for Fiscal Years 2015 and 2014
This report presents the results of our quality control review of KPMG LLP’s management letter for the audit of FAA’s financial statements as of and for the years ended September 30, 2015 and September 30, 2014.
In July 2009, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directed all Federal agencies to reduce the amount of dollars obligated on noncompetitive contracts, including sole-source contracts.