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Dillingham, Gerald Lee 1947-

Works: 142 works in 277 publications in 1 language and 23,989 library holdings
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Classifications: KF6236.A85,
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Most widely held works by Gerald Lee Dillingham
Next Generation Air Transportation System : preliminary analysis of the Joint Planning and Development Office's planning, progress, and challenges : testimony before the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Committee on Science, House of Representatives by Gerald Lee Dillingham( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This testimony provides preliminary results from the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) ongoing study of the status of the Joint Planning and Development Office's (JPDO) efforts. GAO provides information on (1) the extent to which JPDO is facilitating the federal interagency collaboration and aligning the human and financial resources needed to plan and implement the "next generation air transportation system" (NGATS), (2) the actions taken by JPDO to adequately involve stakeholders in the planning process, and (3) the extent to which JPDO is conducting the technical planning needed to develop the NGATS, JPDO, although housed within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has seven partner agencies: the Departments of Transportation, Commerce, Defense, and Homeland Security; FAA; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Aviation safety : FAA has an opportunity to enhance safety and improve oversight of initial pilot training : testimony before the Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, U.S. Senate by Gerald Lee Dillingham( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among its responsibilities for aviation safety, FAA issues certificates for new aircraft and parts, and grants approvals for changes to air operations and aircraft, based on federal aviation regulations. Various studies, GAO's prior work, and industry stakeholders have raised questions about the efficiency of FAA's certification and approval processes, as well as the consistency of its staff in interpreting aviation regulations. Over time, FAA has implemented efforts to address these issues, but they persist as FAA faces greater industry demand and its overall workload has increased. The 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act required FAA to work with industry to resolve these issues. In response, FAA chartered two committees--one to address certification and approval processes and another to address regulatory consistency--which recommended improvements in 2012. In 2013, FAA published an implementation plan for addressing the certification and approval process recommendations and promised to publish an implementation plan for addressing the regulatory consistency recommendations at a later date. This testimony provides information on FAA's progress in implementing the (1) certification and approval process recommendations and (2) regulatory consistency recommendations. It also discusses future challenges industry stakeholders believe FAA will face in implementing these recommendations. This testimony is based on GAO products issued from 2010 to 2014, updated in July 2014 through reviews of recent FAA and industry documents and interviews of FAA officials and industry representatives."--Highlights
Next generation air transportation system : challenges with partner agency and FAA coordination continue, and efforts to integrate near-, mid-, and long-term activities are ongoing : testimony before the Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives by Gerald Lee Dillingham( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To prepare for future air traffic growth, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), including its Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) and Air Traffic Organization, is planning and implementing the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) in partnership with other federal agencies, such as the Departments of Commerce, Defense, and Homeland Security, and the aviation industry. NextGen will transform the current radar-based air traffic control system into a satellite-based system. As FAA begins implementing near-and midterm NextGen capabilities, a key challenge will be the extent to which FAA is able to integrate near and midterm improvements (those between 2012 and 2018) with long-term plans (beyond 2018). Furthermore, coordination among federal partner agencies and among various lines of business within FAA is important to ensure that NextGen implementation efforts are aligned"--Highlights
Responses to questions for the Record : February 11, 2009, hearing on the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009 by Gerald Lee Dillingham( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the U.S. House of Representatives from the U.S. GAO responding to questions submitted for the record related to the February 11, 2009, hearing entitled FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009
Aviation safety : enhanced oversight and improved availability of risk-based data could further improve safety : report to congressional committees by United States( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takeoffs, landings, and movement around the surface areas of airports (the terminal area) are critical to the safe and efficient movement of air traffic. The nation's aviation system is arguably the safest in the world, but close calls involving aircraft or other vehicles at or near airports are common, occurring almost daily. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provides oversight of the terminal area and has taken action to improve safety, but has been called upon by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and others to take additional steps to improve its oversight. As requested, this report addresses (1) recent actions FAA has taken to improve safety in the terminal area, (2) recent trends in terminal area safety and factors contributing to those trends, and (3) any additional actions FAA could take to improve safety in the terminal area. To address these issues, GAO analyzed data from FAA data; reviewed reports and FAA documents; and interviewed federal and industry officials. GAO recommends that FAA (1) extend oversight of terminal area safety to include runway overruns and ramp areas, (2) develop risk-based measures for runway safety incidents, and (3) improve information sharing about incidents
Unmanned aircraft systems : measuring progress and mitigating potential privacy concerns would facilitate integration into the National Airspace System : report to Congressional requesters by United States( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UAS do not carry a pilot on board, but instead operate on pre-programmed routes and by following commands from pilot-operated ground stations. UAS can be small, generally 55 pounds or less, or large. Current domestic uses include law enforcement, forest fire monitoring, border security, weather research, and scientific data collection. However, current uses are limited. FAA authorizes UAS operations on a case-by-case basis after conducting a safety review. FAA and the other federal agencies that have a role or interest in UAS are working to provide routine access for UAS into the national airspace system. As requested, this report discusses (1) the status of obstacles identified in GAO's 2008 report to integrate UAS into the national airspace system, (2) FAA's progress in meeting its congressional requirements for UAS, and (3) emerging issues. GAO reviewed and analyzed documents and interviewed relevant government, academic, and private-sector entities, as well as UAS users and civil liberties organizations. FAA should incorporate regular monitoring of its efforts to assess progress toward fulfilling its statutory requirements. FAA, DHS, and DOJ should explore whether any actions are needed to guide the collection and use of UAS-acquired data. GAO provided a draft of this report to officials at DOT, DHS, DOJ, and three other agencies. DHS and DOJ concurred with the recommendation; DOT officials agreed to consider the recommendations
Aviation and the environment : initial Voluntary Airport Low Emissions program projects reduce emissions, and FAA plans to assess the program's overall performance as participation increases : report to congressional committees by United States( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2003, Congress established a program to reduce airport ground emissions at commercial service airports in areas failing to meet or maintain air quality standards. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) administers the Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) Program and oversees the program's two sources of funding: Airport Improvement Program (AIP) federal grants or Passenger Facility Charges (PFC), which airports can collect from passengers. Participating airports also receive credits for the emission reductions achieved through VALE projects in accordance with the law and guidance. Airports can use these credits to offset emissions resulting from development projects to comply with federal Clean Air Act requirements. GAO was asked to determine (1) how the VALE program has been implemented, including airport participation levels, types of projects, and program expenditures, and (2) the outcomes attributable to the VALE program. To do this, GAO reviewed FAA data on VALE projects for all nine participating airports; visited two of these airports; obtained information from the remaining seven participating airports and four nonparticipating airports; and interviewed officials from FAA, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and airport associations. FAA generally agreed with the report's findings, and FAA and EPA offered technical clarifications"--Summary page
National Airspace System : regional airport planning could help address congestion if plans were integrated with FAA and airport decision making : report to congressional requesters by United States( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicts that the national airspace system will become increasingly congested over time, imposing costs of delay on passengers and regions. While transforming the current air-traffic control system to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) may provide additional en route capacity, many airports will still face constraints at their runways and terminals. In light of these forecasts, GAO was asked to evaluate regional airport planning in metropolitan regions with congested airports. GAO (1) identified which airports are currently or will be significantly congested and the potential benefits of regional airport planning, (2) assessed how regions with congested airports use regional airport planning in decision making, and (3) identified factors that hinder or aid in the development and implementation of regional airport plans. GAO reviewed studies; interviewed FAA, airport, and other aviation and transportation officials; and conducted case studies in selected regions. GAO is recommending that the Secretary of Transportation direct FAA to create a review process for RASPs and use its existing authority to give priority to funding airport projects that are consistent with RASPs. The Department of Transportation generally agreed to consider the revised recommendations
Aviation safety : certification and approval processes are generally viewed as working well, but better evaluative information needed to improve efficiency : report to congressional requesters by United States( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among its responsibilities for aviation safety, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issues thousands of certificates and approvals annually. These certificates and approvals, which FAA bases on its interpretation of federal standards, indicate that such things as new aircraft, the design and production of aircraft parts and equipment, and new air operators are safe for use in the national airspace system. Past studies and industry spokespersons assert that FAA's interpretations produce variation in its decisions and inefficiencies that adversely affect the industry. GAO was asked to examine the (1) extent of variation in FAA's interpretation of standards for certification and approval decisions and (2) views of key stakeholders and experts on how well these processes work. To perform the study, GAO reviewed industry studies and reports and FAA documents and processes; convened a panel of aviation experts; and interviewed officials from various industry sectors, senior FAA officials, and unions representing FAA staff. GAO recommends that FAA develop a continuous evaluative process with measurable performance goals to determine the effectiveness of the agency's actions to improve its certification and approval processes. The Department of Transportation provided technical comments, which were included as appropriate
Preliminary results of work on FAA facility conditions and workplace safety by United States( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information concerning the arming of commercial pilots by Gerald Lee Dillingham( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, legislation has been enacted to enhance the nation's approach to aviation security. Specifically, the Aviation and Transportation Security Act created the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and, among other actions, federalized passenger and baggage screening staff at airports and authorized the arming of commercial pilots, subject to the approval of the Under Secretary of Transportation for Security and other conditions. On May 21, 2002, the Under Secretary testified that he would not approve the arming of commercial pilots because he believed they must focus exclusively on flying the aircraft. However, the question of arming pilots remains open because H.R. 4635, introduced on May 1, 2002, would require TSA to establish a program to arm pilots within 90 days of the bill's enactment. On June 19, 2002, the House Transportation and Infrastructure's Subcommittee on Aviation passed an amended version of H.R. 4635 to limit the maximum number of pilots participating in this pilot program to 2 percent of the total number of pilots employed by air carriers and require that TSA address a number of procedural issues before beginning the selection, training, and deputizing of pilots. In addition, four other bills, introduced before the Aviation and Transportation Security Act's enactment, include proposals to carry weapons
FAA oversight of procedures and technologies to prevent and mitigate the effects of dense, continuous smoke in the cockpit by Gerald Lee Dillingham( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Transportation Safety Board's implementation of GAO recommendations by Gerald Lee Dillingham( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delayed-baggage trends and options for compensating passengers by Gerald Lee Dillingham( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternative methods for collecting airport passenger facility charges by Gerald Lee Dillingham( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report formally transmits the briefing held with Congressional offices on January 15th and 16th, 2013, in response to the mandate under Section 112 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FAA reauthorization act). This section directed the Comptroller General to conduct a study of alternative means of collecting airport passenger facility charges (PFCs) that would allow such charges to be excluded from the ticket price, and in conducting this study, to consider: (1) collection options for arriving, connecting, and departing passengers at airports; (2) cost sharing or allocation methods based on passenger travel to address connecting traffic; and (3) examples of airport charges collected by domestic and international airports that are not included in ticket prices. In fulfilling this mandate, our objective was to identify existing and potential methods for collecting and allocating airport passenger facility charges, including from connecting passengers."--Introduction letter
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Aeronautical instruments--Certification Aeronautics, Commercial Aeronautics, Commercial--Capital investments Aeronautics, Commercial--Economic aspects Aeronautics, Commercial--Environmental aspects Aeronautics, Commercial--Security measures Aeronautics and state Aeronautics--Law and legislation Aeronautics--Safety measures Airline passenger security screening Airlines--Safety regulations Air pilots Airports--Employees--Selection and appointment Airports--Employees--Training of Airports--Equipment and supplies Airports--Finance Airports--Government policy Airports--Management Airports--Planning Airports--Security measures Airports--Traffic control Air traffic capacity Air traffic control Air traffic control--Automation Air traffic control--Automation--Evaluation Air traffic control--Data processing Air traffic control--Equipment and supplies Air traffic control--Evaluation Air traffic controllers--Evaluation Airworthiness certificates Armed Forces--Procurement Armed Forces--Procurement--Evaluation Automation Automation--Evaluation Compensation (Law) Drone aircraft Electronic data processing Electronic data processing--Evaluation Evaluation Gun control Hijacking of aircraft--Prevention Management National Airspace System (U.S.) Terrorism--Prevention United States United States.--Federal Aviation Administration United States.--Next Generation Air Transportation System Joint Planning & Development Office User charges--Government policy Work environment--Safety measures Year 2000 date conversion (Computer systems)
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