Accession Number : ADA290614

Title :   AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL: Status of FAA's Modernization Program.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA290614

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : This responds to your request for information on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic control (ATC) modernization program. This program is aimed at modernizing the current ATC system to permit continued safe and efficient air travel. It consists primarily of acquisitions to modernize ATC, including radars, computers, and communications networks. ATC modernization is funded largely through FAA's Facilities and Equipment (F&E) appropriations. The F&E appropriation has increased almost 10-fold, from about $260 million in fiscal year 1982 to almost $2.4 billion in 1992. FAA is seeking $2.7 billion in its fiscal year 1993 request, a 13-percent increase over the fiscal year 1992 appropriation.

Descriptors :   *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, ACQUISITION, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, COMPUTERS, EFFICIENCY, RADAR, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, SAFETY, TRAVEL.

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE