AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL: STATUS OF FAA'S EFFORT TO MODERNIZE THE SYSTEM
This fact sheet provides information on (1) the overall status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) air traffic control modernization program in terms of projects completed and funds allocated, and (2) the projected cost and schedule of the program's 12 major systems as of January 1990. In summary, it was found that FAA has completed 28 projects, or about 32% of all National Airspace System (NAS) Plan projects. However, because most of these completed projects have comparatively lower costs than those being developed, they represent only 4% of total NAS Plan costs. Furthermore, project delays in the 12 major systems have continued. One of the longest is that projected for the Mode S surveillance and communication system--a 20-month additional delay in first-site implementation.
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U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1990-4
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 30 p.
- TRT Terms: Air traffic control; Costs; Modernization; Project management; Traffic delays
- Identifier Terms: National Airspace System; U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fund allocations; Projects
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Aviation; Finance; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00493712
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: GAO/RCED-90-146FS
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM