Today, Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS) National President Mike Perrone issued the following statement in response to last night’s 60 Minutes report on Allegiant Air:
“The PASS-represented aviation safety inspectors at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) perform their duties on behalf of the American public. As made clear in the 60 Minutes report, “Flying Under the Radar” that aired April 15, their concerns and recommendations on Allegiant Air were properly documented. The actions and job performance of the inspectors were never called into question by the report.
“These dedicated public servants will continue to practice due diligence in documenting and reporting safety concerns in the airlines, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the FAA, and PASS will continue to protect their workplace rights so that they can carry out these important duties.”
PASS represents more than 11,000 employees of the FAA and the Department of Defense who install, maintain, support and certify air traffic control and national defense equipment, inspect and oversee the commercial and general aviation industries, develop flight procedures and perform quality analyses of the aviation systems.