FAA TECHNICIANS AND AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS EXPRESS FRUSTRATION WITH PERSISTENT POWER OUTAGES

 

Outdated Equipment Threatens Safety of Air Travel

 

WASHINGTON, DC—Another power outage occurred in the air traffic control tower at PhiladelphiaInternationalAirportduring the early hours of July 21. This latest power outage, the second in less than two months, represents a repeated failure of FAA policy to address serious threats to aviation safety said the Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS) and National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) today.

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DALLAS/FORT WORTH RADAR OUTAGE RENEWS STAFFING CONCERNS

Technicians Union: “Open Watches” Gamble With Air Safety

WASHINGTON, DCOn Saturday, August 6th a brief radar outage occurred during an “open watch” at the Dallas Fort Worth TRACON. During this time no technician was on duty to maintain the four radars that are responsible for monitoring air traffic within the Dallasmetropolitan area.

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GAO REPORT ON FAA INSPECTOR TRAINING CITES DEFICIENCIES, SOLUTIONS

Encourages Better Understanding of Inspector Training Needs

 

WASHINGTON, DC - The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), the union representing FAA inspectors, today reacted to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that outlined important deficiencies and constructive solutions relating to technical training for FAA inspectors.

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