AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL: ADVANCED AUTOMATION SYSTEM STILL VULNERABLE TO COST AND SCHEDULE PROBLEMS

The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) Advanced Automation System (AAS) is a $5-billion project intended to replace and enhance the work stations and computer systems used by air traffic controllers to provide a safe and orderly flow of aircraft throughout the nation's air traffic control (ATC) system. The General Accounting Office (GAO) was requested to report on AAS costs and schedules and the effects of delays in AAS on the ATC system. This GAO report discusses (1) cost and schedule changes in AAS since the project's inception, (2) effects of delays in AAS, and (3) issues that could further increase AAS costs and delay implementation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report to the Chair, Government Activities and Transportation Subcommittee, Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. General Accounting Office

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    Washington, DC  United States  20548
  • Publication Date: 1992-9

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00625251
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GAO/RCED-92-264
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1993 12:00AM