Quarter 3 Fiscal Year 2013 results include 19 of our 24 performance measures rated as Green, each demonstrating successful target progress. Included in these Green measures is a continued Commercial Air Carrier Fatality rate of zero.
The Next Level of Safety goal area is currently reporting the General Aviation Fatal Accident Rate as Red as it continues to surpass the current fiscal year target. The FAA is presently undertaking efforts to analyze the spike in Alaska accidents as well as accidents in the Rotocraft and Business Flight categories. Thus far, there have been 192 fatal accidents versus a not to exceed of 172. Additionally, there have been 331 total fatalities for the year. The FAA continues to review data and generate opportunities for safety advancements.
In the Aviation Access goal area, Major System Investments is reporting a cautionary Yellow. The Runway Status Lights Program is in jeopardy as a result of several factors including changes in construction methods; increase in light counts; changes to LED lights; and Corrective Maintenance Staffing increases. The WAAS Phase 3 program is also in jeopardy as the result of missed milestones, which placed the program several months behind schedule. Localizer Performance with Vertical (LPV) Procedures is also reporting a cautionary yellow. Flight Inspection Services has until the end of July to successfully complete outstanding LPV and Localizer Performance procedures and is expected to meet this deadline.
In the Workplace of Choice goal area, FAA Ratings by Employee is reporting a cautionary Yellow. Due to the impacts of government sequestration on the FAA, actions identified to address and improve 2012 results have been delayed.
In the Sustain our Future goal area NAS Energy Efficiency is reporting red. Preliminary data indicates that the actual result for FY13 will be 15.61% which falls below the set target of 16%.
All remaining measures in the goal areas of Safety, Access, Global Collaboration, Workplace of Choice, and Sustain our Future are Green.
In FY 2013, we continue to focus on safety and meeting the needs of the future, including the development of the Next Generation Air Transportation System. The vast majority of our targets were attained in FY 2012 and the safety and capacity of the U.S. aviation system improved. As we move forward with Destination 2025 to shape the future of U.S. aviation, we know our continued progress towards meeting our performance targets rests upon the professionalism and dedication of our employees. In Quarter 3, we avoided the additional challenge of managing seasonal air travel without 10% of our workforce due to sequestration. We continue to move forward despite the fluctuating fiscal crisis and will do our best to maintain the efficiency of our National Airspace System, manage delays, and continue to focus on increasing safety and capacity.
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