Status of the Aviation Rulemaking Committees 77 Initiatives for Reducing Delays in the New York Area Federal Aviation Administration

Following the record-breaking flight delays of summer 2007, the Secretary of Transportation established the Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) to identify ways to reduce delays and congestion at the New York (NY) area airports. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has stated that NY delays impact the entire national airspace system due to those airports' high volume, complex traffic patterns, and airspace management problems. On December 13, 2007, the ARC issued its report highlighting 77 initiatives for improving aviation operations and infrastructure. This report presents the results of our review examining FAA's actions in response to the ARC's recommendations. The authors conducted this audit at the request of the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Aviation, who expressed the Subcommittee's concern about the effectiveness of delay-reduction efforts at the NY airports. Our audit objective was to examine FAA's progress in implementing the 77 ARC initiatives.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Publication Date: 2009-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 20p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01157031
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AV-2010-003
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 4 2010 9:55AM