Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Status of Airports Efforts to Deal with Date Change Problem
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DC United States
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The nations airports have been making progress in preparing for the year 2000. However, there is substantial variation in the progress they have achieved and the approaches they have been taking. Among the airports responding to our survey, about one-third reported that they would meet the June 30, 1999, date FAA recommended to complete preparations for addressing the Year 2000 date change another one-third did not report that they would meet this date but had begun contingency planning to help ensure continued operations if equipment malfunctions and a final one-third did not meet either of these criteria. This final third are mostly small airports, but they include 9 of the nations 50 largest airports. Also, many airports were not following a comprehensive and structured approach, which is the most effective way to prepare for the year 2000. The airports that responded to our questionnaire have completed, on average, less than half of their repair work.
- Commercial and General Aviation
- Terminal Flight Facilities