GAO

Time for a moratorium on OIG Audits of the FAA’s NextGen efforts?

According to Matthew G. Hampton, Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits,[1] it is time again to “assess FAA’s procedures for (1) selecting, justifying, and measuring the outcomes of projects that received developmental funding, and (2) overseeing the execution of these projects.”


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GAO Report sheds some light on the specific FAA certification problems

The Transportation & Infrastructure Committee held a hearing last week on the subject of the FAA’s efforts to improve their certification process. The main focus of the testimony from/questioning of Boeing, Duncan Aviation, FAA, NTSB…



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GAO SMS Report is filled with Useful Comments;who/how to set up Oversight Function is Unclear

The Government Accountability Office, in the below↓ report, reviewed the progress, both internal and external, in implementing the Safety Management System, the “NextGen” of aviation safety surveillance and management. SMS’ reliance on data to focus…