The Resource Federal Aviation Administration : reauthorization provides opportunities to address key agency challenges, statement of Gerald L. Dillingham, Director, Civil Aviation Issues

Federal Aviation Administration : reauthorization provides opportunities to address key agency challenges, statement of Gerald L. Dillingham, Director, Civil Aviation Issues

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Federal Aviation Administration : reauthorization provides opportunities to address key agency challenges
Title
Federal Aviation Administration
Title remainder
reauthorization provides opportunities to address key agency challenges
Statement of responsibility
statement of Gerald L. Dillingham, Director, Civil Aviation Issues
Title variation
  • Reauthorization provides opportunities to address key agency challenges
  • FAA reauthorization
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Much has changed since the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21) reauthorized the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) programs 3 years ago. At that time, air traffic was increasing, and concerns about congestion and flight delays were paramount. Since then, the downturn in the nation's economy, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and, most recently, the war in Iraq have taken a heavy toll on aviation. Analysts nonetheless expect the demand for air travel to rebound, and the nation's aviation system must be ready to accommodate the projected growth safely and securely. The current reauthorization of FAA's programs provides an opportunity for the Congress and the administration to focus on challenges in increasing aviation capacity, efficiency, and safety and in controlling aviation program costs. Increasing capacity and service in the national airspace system poses several challenges. While airports currently receive enough funding to cover FAA's estimate of their planned capital development costs, a declining surplus in the trust fund that helps to support development and the need to spend up to $5 billion over the next 5 years for security-related capital improvements make the financial outlook for the next 5 to 8 years uncertain. Runway development, the principal means of increasing capacity, is now taking 10 to 14 years to complete, in large part because of time-consuming environmental reviews and community concerns. Providing air service for small communities is also becoming more difficult as costs increase and passenger ticket revenues decline. Intermodal alternatives may hold promise. Efforts to improve the efficiency of the national airspace system by modernizing the air traffic control system face challenges despite actions taken by the Congress and the administration to eliminate the cost overruns, schedule delays, and performance shortfalls that have plagued FAA's modernization efforts. Overall, FAA is improving its management of the air traffic modernization program and has implemented some systems, but key projects continue to experience problems. To enhance aviation safety, FAA and the aviation industry have undertaken an initiative to reduce the fatal accident rate, and FAA is working to strengthen its safety inspections of airlines' operations. Interagency coordination of aviation safety and aviation security activities has emerged as a challenge with the transfer of aviation security responsibilities from FAA to the Transportation Security Administration. FAA faces challenges in implementing controls over its costs. Although it has partially implemented a new cost accounting system that enables it to track 70 percent of its air traffic services costs, this system lacks internal controls over $3.1 billion in labor costs, according to the Department of Transportation's Inspector General. Congressional oversight is important to ensure that FAA implements controls and spends its resources effectively
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Cataloging source
GPO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dillingham, Gerald Lee
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
Series statement
Testimony
Series volume
GAO-03-653 T
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Aeronautics
  • Airlines
  • Airways
  • Aeronautics
  • Airlines
  • Airways
  • Management
  • United States
Label
Federal Aviation Administration : reauthorization provides opportunities to address key agency challenges, statement of Gerald L. Dillingham, Director, Civil Aviation Issues
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Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed May 12, 2003)
  • "For release ... April 10, 2003."
  • Paper version available from: General Accounting Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52876926
  • (OCoLC)ocm52876926
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: Internet from GPO Access web site. Address as of 05/12/03: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=gao & docid=f:d03653t.pdf; current access available via PURL
Label
Federal Aviation Administration : reauthorization provides opportunities to address key agency challenges, statement of Gerald L. Dillingham, Director, Civil Aviation Issues
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed May 12, 2003)
  • "For release ... April 10, 2003."
  • Paper version available from: General Accounting Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52876926
  • (OCoLC)ocm52876926
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: Internet from GPO Access web site. Address as of 05/12/03: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=gao & docid=f:d03653t.pdf; current access available via PURL

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