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We found that FAA, in its oversight of carriers’ maintenance programs, has placed limited emphasis on air carriers’ Continuing Analysis and Surveillance Systems (CASS).
On June 3, we issued our report on FAA’s oversight of the changes network air carriers are making in response to financial challenges and FAA’s oversight of the growth of low cost air carriers.
The objectives of our review were to examine FAA's relationship with RTCA, review the role and organization of RTCA, and compare FAA's relationship with RTCA to that of other Federal agencies and their advisory committees.
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.
Management Limitations May Hinder FAA’s Ability To Fully Implement and Assess the Effectiveness of Its Runway Safety Initiatives
Runway safety is a critical concern for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) due to the risks associated with operating aircraft, ground vehicles, and pedestrians in a confined space at considerably different speeds. Although the U.S.
On February 16, 2010, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued its report on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of American Airlines’ maintenance programs. The audit was prompted by allegations that the overall aircraft ope
FAA Faces Significant Obstacles in Advancing the Implementation and Use of Performance-Based Navigation Procedures
To enhance capacity and reduce delays at our Nation’s congested airports, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is implementing Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) flight procedures, which can potentially provide significant near-term benefits
On December 13, we issued our review of FAA's oversight of funds provided to airports to repair damage caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Opportunities To Improve FAA's Process for Placing and Training Air Traffic Controllers in Light of Pending Retirements
We issued our report on FAA's strategy for replacing the significant number of air traffic controllers expected to retire over the next five years.
FAA Has Opportunities To Reduce Academy Training Time and Costs by Increasing Educational Requirements for Newly Hired Air Traffic Controllers
On December 7, 2005, we issued our final report on our audit of FAA’s training process for newly hired air traffic controllers.