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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).
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.
Improvements Needed in DOT’s Process for Identifying Unfair or Deceptive Practices in Airline Frequent Flyer Programs
Designed to promote travel and secure customer loyalty, frequent flyer programs are extremely popular, with approximately 630 million participants worldwide and more than 300 million members enrolled in U.S.-based programs.
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
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.
FAA Lacks a Clear Process for Identifying and Coordinating NextGen Long-Term Research and Development
Following a series of high-profile instances of passengers held locked inside aircraft during lengthy tarmac delays, the U.S.