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Office of the Inspector General; U.S. Department of Transportation

OIG: FAA Fulfilled AARA

Saturday, February 19, 2011
By George Hatcher

ACTION: FAA Fulfilled Most ARRA Requirements in Awarding Airport Grants Federal Aviation Administration Report Number AV-2011-053 From: JeffreyB.Guzzetti Assistant Inspector General for Aviation and Special Program Audits February 17, 2011 JA-10 Memorandum On February 17, 2009, the President signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA),1 designating $1.1 billion for the Federal... »

FAA Needs To Improve Risk Assessment Processes For Its Air Transportation Oversight System

Thursday, February 17, 2011
By George Hatcher
FAA Needs To Improve Risk Assessment Processes For Its Air Transportation Oversight System

Office of Inspector General Report On December 16, 2010, we issued our 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 sound, our prior... »

Actions Needed To Meet FAA’s Long-Term Goals for NextGen

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
By George Hatcher
Actions Needed To Meet FAA’s Long-Term Goals for NextGen

On February 16, 2011, the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation testified before the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) efforts to develop and transition to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). The Inspector General noted significant challenges FAA faces in achieving its long-term goals... »

Audit Initiated of FAA’s Air Traffic Facility Realignment

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
By George Hatcher

The Office of Inspector General plans to review the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) plans for consolidating the Nation’s air traffic facilities, many of which are approaching the end of their useful lives. We are conducting this review at the request of the former Ranking Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and House... »

Massachusetts Man Indicted for Illegally Transporting Ammunition Primers on Passenger Aircraft

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
By George Hatcher

On January 20, 2011, Orville A. Braham, was indicted in U.S. District Court, Miami, Florida, with four counts of illegally transporting ammunition primers in his luggage on a passenger aircraft. In December 2010, Mr. Braham boarded an American Airlines with two pieces of luggage that contained hundreds of concealed .45 caliber ammunition. One of... »

Philadelphia Flight Instructor Charged with False Statements

Sunday, January 23, 2011
By George Hatcher

On January 7, 2010, Joseph Konrad, an FAA certified commercial pilot and flight instructor, was charged by Information in U.S. District Court, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with false statements related to his application for an Airman Medical Certificate. The investigation revealed that in 2007, 2008, and 2009, Mr. Konrad intentionally failed to disclose his opioid abuse... »

Letter to Chairmen Oberstar and Costello and Ranking Members Mica and Petri Regarding FAA’s Efforts to Implement RTCA Task Force Recommendations for NextGen

Monday, December 27, 2010
By George Hatcher

Summary On December 21, we (DOT OIG) issued a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Aviation Subcommittee regarding FAA’s efforts to implement the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). Last September, a RTCA task force recommended mid-term actions for advancing NextGen. The task force findings... »

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