Delays, Overruns Plague FAA Acquisitions Procedures: GAO

Law360, New York (February 16, 2012, 7:40 PM EST) -- The Federal Aviation Administration needs to improve its acquisition procedures so as to prevent delays and cost overruns as it maintains its current radar-based air traffic control system and develops a new satellite-based system, according to a Thursday report.

The FAA is working with other federal agencies and the aviation industry to implement the Next Generation Air Transportation System by 2025. The new system — which will affect every aspect of air transportation, from flight procedures and aircraft performance capabilities to supporting infrastructure — is expected...
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