AVIATION SAFETY: FAA'S EFFORTS TO IMPROVE OVERSIGHT OF FOREIGN CARRIERS. TESTIMONY

This is the statement of Allen Li, Associate Director, Transportation Issues, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division, General Accounting Office (GAO), before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Committee on Public Works and Transportation, House of Representatives, on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) efforts to improve its oversight of foreign countries' civil aviation safety programs, as well as their individual carriers that fly into the United States. In summary, GAO found that although FAA has taken a number of steps to improve its oversight of foreign countries' civil aviation safety programs and their individual carriers, FAA could do more. FAA could further refine its oversight efforts by implementing other GAO recommendations. These include (1) performing more comprehensive inspections of foreign carriers that have safety problems; (2) inspecting U.S.-registered, foreign-operated aircraft before they return to service in this country, particularly if they are from countries that do not meet international safety standards; and (3) following up to determine whether action has been taken to correct identified safety deficiencies.

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00668895
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GAO/T-RCED-95-33
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 1994 12:00AM