Technical Operations systems specialists are critical to the safe operation and efficient functioning of aviation communications, computer, navigation and power systems critical to safe air travel.
Aviation Safety employees, including aviation safety inspectors, oversee every aspect of the aviation industry to ensure the safety and efficiency of your flight.
Mission Support and Flight Inspection employees, such as mission specialists and procedures development specialists, provide services essential to ground- and space-based navigation systems.
Last week, PASS lost a truly remarkable and dedicated member when Serge Cote passed away at age 52 after a year-long battle with cancer. Cote, president of Chapter MI2 and PASS member since 2000, was an aviation safety inspector at the East Michigan Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), although he refused to identify the facility as anything but its original name: the Detroit FSDO. “He never got over the agency changing the name of the office,” said Linda Goodrich, former Region IV vice president. “He was so honored to work in Detroit and to be part of that community. He was always an extremely proud member of the Detroit FSDO.”
Steve Steinhoff, an aviation safety inspector at the Oakland Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) and Chapter CA3 member for over 20 years, has a long history of serving PASS and the Aviation Safety (AVS) members of Region IV. He joined PASS as soon as PASS was named exclusive representative of his bargaining unit and worked with Jim Kelley, a founding member of Region IV.
The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) systems specialists nationwide, is recognizing the commitment of systems specialists in Austin, Texas, who have worked around the clock in response to the flooding of the Air Traffic Control Tower at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The quick response of these employees from the point the water started to rise on Friday throughout the incident has resulted in the facility being back online and functional today.
Earlier this month, PASS Region III Vice President Joan Matthiesen along with fellow PASS members Patrick Peterson, Guido Hassig, Ranelle Yazzie, Sebastian Henao and PASS National Organizer James Renaldi had the opportunity to represent PASS at the 2015 Flying Magazine Aviation Expo in Palm Springs, California. The event granted PASS a unique platform to interact with pilots and aviation enthusiasts from all over the country, as well as the chance to learn from and educate one another. With upwards of 7,000 total attendees, the event bolstered interest in the aviation industry while simultaneously providing PASS members from various regions the chance to increase solidarity through thiscollaborative effort.
The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS) is expressing concern with thee continued disagreement in Congress that may result in another government shutdown, similar to the one that occurred in 2013.
Membership in PASS is about more than joining a union—it is about having a voice, gaining a system of support and solidarity, and making an important investment in your future.