AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL: ISSUES PRESENTED BY PROPOSAL TO CREATE A GOVERNMENT CORPORATION. TESTIMONY

This is the statement of Kenneth M. Mead, Director, Transportation Issues, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division, General Accounting Office, before the Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, on reforming the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) air traffic control (ATC) system. Comments are offered on the administration's detailed proposal--complete with financial projections under differing assumptions--to create a wholly-owned, not-for-profit, self-sufficient government corporation to operate, manage, and modernize the ATC system. Under this proposal, FAA would continue to provide safety oversight. An international perspective is provided based on a survey of several countries' actions to restructure their ATC systems. Included is a discussion of critical issues relating to the proposed corporation's financial projections, oversight of safety, and governance.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00676457
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GAO/T-RCED-95-114
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1995 12:00AM