- Published: November 15, 2021
Today, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), released the following statement from National President David Spero on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:
On behalf of the 11,000 employees PASS represents at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense (DoD), I applaud the bipartisan infrastructure bill signed into law by President Biden today. Our members and bargaining unit employees are aviation safety professionals who install, maintain, support and certify air traffic control and national defense equipment, and inspect and oversee the commercial and general aviation industries.
The $25 billion provided for upgrading airports and air traffic control facilities is welcome news and a long overdue investment in the physical infrastructure that supports aviation safety. Many FAA facilities are in serious need of upgrades, from HVAC systems to roofs and plumbing. Our members are continually introducing new technologies and systems to support the national airspace and should be doing so in safe, modern facilities.
The influx of funds throughout the transportation sector will have a substantial and lasting impact on all Americans and we applaud the efforts of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who helped to take this bill over the finish line. PASS looks forward to being an integral part of implementing the aviation-related portions of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.