How are we performing?
The FAA monitors the agency's performance on 24 measures associated with the Destination 2025 strategic plan. In Quarter 4 of Fiscal Year 2013, the FAA met 20 of our 24 performance measures which are shown in green on the quarterly report. Targets the FAA did not meet are shown in red.
The FAA did not meet the following four performance measures:
General Aviation Fatal Accident Rate – The General Aviation Fatal Accident Rate exceeded the current fiscal year target of 1.057. The actual rate for FY 2013 is 1.061 equating to 259 fatal accidents versus a not to exceed of 258. Additionally, there have been 449 total fatalities for the year. The FAA continues to review data and generate opportunities for safety advancements.
LPV Procedures – The FAA did not meet our target to publish 500 Localizer Performance with Vertical (LPV) Procedures or Localizer Performance (LP) Procedures. The FAA issued 469 LPV or LP procedures in FY 2013.
FAA Ratings by Employees – Currently, this FAA metric is incomplete because data have not been released that are required to determine the rankings. Additionally, due to the effect of government sequestration on the FAA, actions identified to address and improve 2012 results were delayed which may have a result on the FY 2013 outcome.
NAS Energy Efficiency – The FAA did not meet its NAS Energy Efficiency target. The FY 2013 NAS-Wide Energy Efficiency improved 0.85% relative to FY 2012 and 15.61% relative to FY 2001, but fell short of the 2% annual improvement target and 16% cumulative target, respectively. The FAA is conducting research to determine the feasibility of further modifying the current energy efficiency metric to allow a more accurate tracking of annual NAS-Wide Energy Efficiency.
Where are we going?
As we move forward in FY 2014, the Administrator has developed a vision for the next five years that builds on Destination 2025. The changing technological and industry environment compels us to transform the agency, and the challenging fiscal environment we face only increases the need to prioritize our goals. Together with the agency's leadership team, the Administrator has identified four major strategic priorities where we will focus our efforts: (1) Make aviation safer and smarter; (2) Deliver benefits through technology and infrastructure; (3) Enhance global leadership; and (4) Empower and innovate with the FAA's people. This new strategic framework will guide us toward the vision of transforming the aviation system to reflect the highest standards of safety and efficiency and be a model for the world. We will bring about this transformation by fostering innovation in our workforce and in how we serve our stakeholders and the American people. We will implement initiatives that will transform this vision into reality and lay the foundation for the FAA and the aviation system for the future.