AGING AIRCRAFT: FAA NEEDS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO COORDINATE GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY ACTIONS
This report provides the results of a study by the General Accounting Office (GAO), as well as conclusions and recommendation, on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) efforts to ensure the safety of the nation's aging commercial aircraft fleet. Results of the study in brief are as follows: While many encouraging initiatives are underway to meet the aging aircraft challenge, FAA needs an overall plan describing current or anticipated corrective actions, including appropriate resource and time requirements. GAO believes a comprehensive plan is necessary to ensure coordination and accountability for identifying and implementing solutions to the aging aircraft problem. FAA also has several opportunities to work more actively with the aviation industry to ensure that the aging fleet's need for federal inspection is adequately met by FAA's inspection work force.
- Record URL:
- Report to the Secretary of Transportation.
U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1989-12
- Features: Appendices; Tables;
- Pagination: 27 p.
- TRT Terms: Age; Aircraft; Coordination; Inspection; Planning; Problem identification; Problem solving
- Identifier Terms: U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Aviation; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00491947
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: GAO/RCED-90-75
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM