AVIATION SECURITY: DEVELOPMENT OF NEW SECURITY TECHNOLOGY HAS NOT MET EXPECTATIONS. REPORT TO CONGRESSIONAL REQUESTERS

This report examines the FAA efforts to develop new equipment for detecting explosives and methods to improve aircraft survivability as mandated by the Aviation Security Improvement Act of 1990. Recommendations are made to ensure that 1) FAA's process for approving new explosive detection equipment can provide the aviation community and the flying public with effective and reliable technology and 2) FAA's research efforts are properly managed to meet the threats to aviation. Several issues are identified that need to be resolved before Airport Improvement Program funds can be used for such purposes.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720994
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GAO-RCED-94-142,, B-256584
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 23 1996 12:00AM