The Resource Air Traffic Control: Better Guidance Needed for Deciding Where to Locate Facilities and Equipment

Air Traffic Control: Better Guidance Needed for Deciding Where to Locate Facilities and Equipment

Label
Air Traffic Control: Better Guidance Needed for Deciding Where to Locate Facilities and Equipment
Title
Air Traffic Control: Better Guidance Needed for Deciding Where to Locate Facilities and Equipment
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For the three facilities and equipment projects we reviewed, FAA officials funded high-priority locations in accordance with agency guidance. This often resulted in a fairly equal distribution of facilities and equipment among FAA'S nine regional offices based on the priority assigned by each regional office and the availability of the regional office's work force to implement the projects. However, we found that FAA generally did not rank locations numerically from a national perspective, use benefit-cost analysis as a tool for ranking eligible locations, and document the factors used to select certain locations over others. For example, for one of the projects we reviewed-the establishment of Instrument Landing Systems-agency officials told us that generally each regional office's top-priority location was submitted to the Congress for funding in fiscal years 1992 and 1993. FAA did not attempt to determine whether one regional office's number two or lower-priority location was of a higher national importance than another office's number one location. FAA officials believe that their approach for locating facilities and equipment under the three projects ensured that scarce resources were targeted to high-priority needs. The officials said that it would be too costly to numerically rank each location on a national basis and subject each to a benefit-cost analysis, especially since other factors such as safety may outweigh economic considerations. Moreover, according to the officials, such analyses would create tension among regional offices about the methodologies used to justify individual locations. Furthermore, benefit-cost analyses may bias the selection process in favor of projects at large airports if qualitative criteria and judgment are excluded from the process
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DTICE
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no index present
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non fiction
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV
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  • Facilities
  • Air traffic control systems
  • Position(location)
  • Congress
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Distribution
  • Guidance
  • Work
  • Judgement(psychology)
  • Airports
  • Selection
  • Rank order statistics
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Air Navigation and Guidance
Label
Air Traffic Control: Better Guidance Needed for Deciding Where to Locate Facilities and Equipment
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Publication
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Report to Committee on Appropriations, US House of Representatives
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
22 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227847459
  • (OCoLC)ocn227847459
Label
Air Traffic Control: Better Guidance Needed for Deciding Where to Locate Facilities and Equipment
Publication
Note
Report to Committee on Appropriations, US House of Representatives
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
22 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227847459
  • (OCoLC)ocn227847459

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