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Author: Gerald L. Dillingham
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: impending, wave, controller, attrition, prepare, needs, traffic, control, faa, air
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 2003-10
ISBN-10: 0756728053
ISBN-13: 9780756728052

This report identifies potential scenarios for future air traffic controller attrition & the Federal Aviation Agency's (FAA) plans for dealing with such attrition. Because of the significant hiring in the early 1980s to replace strikers who had been fired, many thousands of FAA's controllers will soon become eligible to retire, potentially leaving FAA with too few fully trained controllers. This report: (1) identifies likely future attrition scenarios for FAA's controller workforce, & (2) examines FAA's strategy for responding to its short- & long-term staffing needs, including how it plans to

Author: Randolph C. Hite
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: needed, faa, systems, modernization, architecture, enforced, traffic, control, complete, air
Number of Pages: 67
Published: 1999-04
ISBN-10: 0788143700
ISBN-13: 9780788143700

Contains recommendations describing the need for a Federal Aviation Admin. (FAA)-wide systems architecture in modernizing Air Traffic Control (ATC), and assesses FAA's efforts to develop and utilize one. Reviews FAA's ATC modernization to determine (1) whether FAA has a target architecture(s), and associated subarchitectures, to guide the development and evolution of its ATC systems; and (2) what, if any, architectural incompatibilities exist among ATC systems, and the effect of these incompatibilities. Charts, tables and photos.

Author: Robert Jerry Aiken
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: stations, needs, improvement, repair, oversight, safety, faa, aviation
Number of Pages: 93
Published: 1997-06
ISBN-10: 0788172050
ISBN-13: 9780788172052

U.S. airlines & air cargo companies operate more than 6,700 aircraft. Nearly half of the work of maintaining, repairing & renovating this fleet is done by about 2,800 independent repair stations rather than the air carriers themselves. Examines the FAA's oversight of the aviation repair station industry. This report addresses these questions: (1) What is the nature & scope of the oversight of repair stations conducted by FAA personnel? (2) How well does FAA follow up on inspections to ensure that identified deficiencies in repair station operations are corrected? (3) What steps has FAA taken t

Author: Gerald L. Dillingham
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: reduction, noise, prospects, achieving, goals, uncertain, aligned, environment, nasas, plans, aviation, faas
Number of Pages: 32
Published: 2008-08-01
ISBN-10: 1437903193
ISBN-13: 9781437903195

Reducing aviation noise is important to the efficient operation and expansion of the National Airspace System because community opposition to aviation noise is a major obstacle to airport and runway development. The FAA and NASA have the primary fed. responsibility for R&D on aviation noise. FAA focuses on the impacts of aviation noise on communities, while NASA focuses on noise at its source -- aircraft engines and airframes. Both FAA and NASA have set noise reduction goals. This report addresses: (1) FAA¿s and NASA¿s R&D plans for addressing aviation noise and the extent to which they are

Author: Gerald L. Dillingham
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: further, effective, actions, could, results, enhance, mostly, training, faa, safety, management, practices, technical, aviation
Number of Pages: 90
Published: 2006-02-01
ISBN-10: 1422303764
ISBN-13: 9781422303764

One key way that the FAA makes air travel safer is to inspect the manufacture, operation, & maintenance of aircraft that fly in the U.S. To better direct its resources, FAA is shifting from an inspection process that relied on spot-checks of compliance with reg's. to one that evaluates operating procedures & analyzes inspection data to identify areas that pose the most risk to safety. While the FAA believes the new approach requires some technical knowledge of aircraft, there have been long-standing concerns over whether FAA inspectors have enough technical knowledge to identify risks. This re

Author: John H. Anderson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: flight, initiatives, challenges, remain, free, implemented, airspace, system, faa, national
Number of Pages: 77
Published: 1998-06
ISBN-10: 0788179144
ISBN-13: 9780788179143

The FAA undertook a multibillion-dollar modernization effort in 1981, but it has experienced serious delays. To get the modernization effort back on track, the FAA -- in consultation with the aviation community -- is developing a phased approach to modernization, including a new way of managing air traffic known as "free flight." This report reviews: (1) the status of the FAA's efforts to implement free flight, including a planned operational demonstration formerly known as Flight 2000; and (2) the views of the aviation community and FAA on the challenges that must be met to implement free fli

Author: Jeffrey B. Guzzetti (ed)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: faa, collective, bargaining, agreement, natca, over, needs, strengthen, controls
Number of Pages: 23
Published: 2011-06-07
ISBN-10: 1437987672
ISBN-13: 9781437987676

On Oct. 1, 2009, the Fed. Aviation Admin. (FAA) entered into a 3-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the Nat. Air Traffic Controllers Assoc. (NATCA). This agreement is the first successfully negotiated CBA since a 5-year agreement ratified with the union in 1998. The 1998 agreement was the first one between FAA and NATCA that included pay and benefits; however, it far exceeded FAA's initial $200 million cost estimate, eventually requiring more than $1 billion in additional funds. The 2009 CBA reinstates numerous provisions of the 1998 agreement. FAA estimates that the 2009 agreemen
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