AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL: CHALLENGES FACING FAA'S MODERNIZATION PROGRAM. STATEMENT OF KENNETH M. MEAD BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON AVIATION, COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
This publication contains the testimony of Kenneth M. Mead, Director, Transportation Issues, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division, General Accounting Office, on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) Facilities and Equipment reauthorization, which will fund the agency's air traffic control (ATC) modernization program--called the Capital Investment Plan (CIP). The following major points are made: (1) As FAA faces the complex challenge of modernizing the ATC system, cost increases, schedule delays, and performance problems in modernization projects persist. (2) FAA has initiated projects to sustain the ATC system because of delays in modernization. (3) In the past 2 years, FAA has initiated major reforms in its modernization program. (4) FAA's plans to consolidate ATC facilities and apply satellite technology to the ATC system are still being formulated. Uncertainties surrounding these plans complicate the Facilities and Equipment reauthorization.
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- Publication Date: 1992-3-3
- Features: Appendices; References;
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Air traffic control; Artificial satellites; Costs; Equipment; Facilities; Government funding; Modernization; Testimony; Traffic delays
- Identifier Terms: U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
- Uncontrolled Terms: Change; Reauthorization
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Finance; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00620442
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: GAO/T-RCED-92-34
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM