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Aviation Safety: Enhanced Oversight and Improved Availability of Risk- Based Data Could Further Improve Safety

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Takeoffs, landings, and movement around the surface areas of airports (the terminal area) are critical to the safe and efficient movement of air traffic. The nation's aviation system is arguably the safest in the world, but close calls involving aircraft or other vehicles at or near airports are common, occurring almost daily. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provides oversight of the terminal area and has taken action to improve safety, but has been called upon by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and others to take additional steps to improve its oversight. As requested, this report addresses (1) recent actions FAA has taken to improve safety in the terminal area, (2) recent trends in terminal area safety and factors contributing to those trends, and (3) any additional actions FAA could take to improve safety in the terminal area. To address these issues, GAO analyzed data from FAA data; reviewed reports and FAA documents; and interviewed federal and industry officials."

Creator(s): United States. Government Accountability Office.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: October 5, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Government Accountability Office Reports
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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: October 5, 2011
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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Takeoffs, landings, and movement around the surface areas of airports (the terminal area) are critical to the safe and efficient movement of air traffic. The nation's aviation system is arguably the safest in the world, but close calls involving aircraft or other vehicles at or near airports are common, occurring almost daily. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provides oversight of the terminal area and has taken action to improve safety, but has been called upon by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and others to take additional steps to improve its oversight. As requested, this report addresses (1) recent actions FAA has taken to improve safety in the terminal area, (2) recent trends in terminal area safety and factors contributing to those trends, and (3) any additional actions FAA could take to improve safety in the terminal area. To address these issues, GAO analyzed data from FAA data; reviewed reports and FAA documents; and interviewed federal and industry officials."

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Keyword(s): transportation | aviation safety | letter report
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Government Accountability Office Reports
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  • REP-NO: GAO-12-24
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 585619
  • URL: http://gao.gov/products/GAO-12-24
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc299821
Resource Type: Report
Format: Text
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