This fact sheet provides information on efforts by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to modernize the air traffic control (ATC) system. It discusses the status of ATC modernization, major acquisitions, and new capabilities projects. Initially, the modernization effort occurred under FAA's National Airspace System (NAS) Plan; however, the scope of the plan was expanded in 1990 and thereafter became known as the Capital Investment Plan (CIP). The CIP includes the projects that were not completed under the NAS Plan as well as 150 newer projects. Under both plans, projects have been funded largely through FAA's Facilities and Equipment (F&E) appropriations. The annual F&E appropriation has increased from $260 million in fiscal year 1982 to $2.35 billion in fiscal year 1993. FAA is seeking $2.52 billion in fiscal year 1994, a 7% increase from the previous year.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Fact Sheet for Congressional Committees.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. General Accounting Office

    441 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20548
  • Publication Date: 1993-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 76 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00628938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GAO/RCED-93-121FS
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 1993 12:00AM