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23 May 2011

OIG to audit FAA on its efforts to enhance airline safety following Colgan Air accident

23 May 2011

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) plans to conduct a follow-up review of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and industry efforts to enhance safety in response to the 2009 fatal crash of Colgan Air flight 3407.  OIG is conducting this review at the request of the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation […]

Audits initiated of FAA’s process for reporting operational ATC errors

14 May 2011

The U.S. DoT’s Office of Inspector General plans to review the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) process for reporting and mitigating the risk of operational errors by air traffic controllers.  The review is conducted at the request of the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and its Subcommittee on […]

Audit: FAA needs to improve risk assessment processes for Air Transportation Oversight System

21 December 2010

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) issued a report on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Air Transportation Oversight System (ATOS). FAA uses ATOS to conduct surveillance of nearly 100 airlines that transport more than 90 percent of U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic. While ATOS is conceptually […]

Inspector General plans follow-up review of FAA’s oversight of foreign and domestic repair stations

17 December 2010

The U.S. Office of Inspector General (OIG)plans to conduct a follow-up review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight of repair stations. In recent years, major U.S. airlines have steadily increased their use of contract repair stations to perform aircraft maintenance.  Since 2003, the Office of Inspector General has reported on the need for FAA […]