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Challenges With Implementing Near-Term NextGen Capabilities at Congested Airports Could Delay Benefits
On August 1, 2012, we issued a report on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) implementation of near-term capabilities for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). Our audit focused on FAA’s actions in response to recommend
Joint Planning and Development Office: Actions Needed to Reduce Risks With the Next Generation Air Transportation System
On February 12, in response to a request from the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee, we issued our report on FAA's Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) and its progress in alig
What We Looked At
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
New Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Firms 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.
On February 5, 2009, we issued our audit report on the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) implementation of Section 307 of the National Highway Systems Designation Act (NHSDA).
On June 5, 2008, we issued our review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) air traffic controller facility training program.
FAA Lacks the Metrics and Data Needed To Accurately Measure the Outcomes of Its Controller Productivity Initiatives
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employs more than 15,000 air traffic controllers. Between fiscal years 2000 and 2012, total air traffic operations in the National Airspace System declined by 23 percent.