PRIVATE CONTRACTOR TRANSITIONS CAUSE RADAR OUTAGES

O’Hare Incident Highlights Most Recent Problem With FTI

WASHINGTON, DC - Following a radar outage earlier this week at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS) today expressed serious concern about the transition from MCI to Harris Corporation’s Federal Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI), which provides circuitry and communications for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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OVERSIGHT HEARING ON AVIATION SAFETY EMPHASIZES NEED FOR MORE INSPECTORS

 

FAA Inspector Workforce Stretched Thin, Safety at Risk

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Subcommittee on Aviation, held a hearing on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety oversight. A major focus of the hearing, the outsourcing of maintenance work to both domestic and foreign repair stations, called attention to the critical need to increase the inspector workforce in order to oversee this work.

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FAA NEEDS TO TIGHTEN ITS LEASH ON CONTRACTORS

Orlando Radar Outage Reaffirms Problems With Harris FTI

 

ORLANDO, FL  - A radar outage earlier this month at Orlando International Airport (OIA) has the Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS) again questioning the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight of contractors responsible for transitioning from MCI to Harris Corporation’s Federal Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI), which provides circuitry and communications for the FAA.

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FAA SUPERVISOR REFUSES MEDICAL LEAVE FOR WORKER SUFFERING CHEST PAINS

Lack of Common Sense Delays Medical Attention

OLATHE, KS - Last week, an employee at Olathe Mid-State Operations Control Center (MOCC) was denied medical leave after complaining of chest pains to his supervisor according to the Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), the union representing FAA systems specialists.

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OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT CONFIRMS ALARMING INCREASE IN OUTSOURCED AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, REPAIR

Oversight of Non-Certificated Repair Stations Called Into Question

WASHINGTON, DC— Professional Airways Systems Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents FAA safety inspectors, today reacted to a report from the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (OIG) confirming a steep rise in aircraft repair and maintenance being performed at non-certificated facilities.

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CONTRACTOR SNAFU AT NEWLY PRIVATIZED LEESBURG FLIGHT SERVICE STATION

Confirms Fears of Sub-Par Contractors Operating Vital Systems

LEESBURG, VA – The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS) is baffled by a ridiculous contractor error made Monday, which left the Leesburg flight service station without critical power for close to four hours after a Lockheed Martin contractor mistakenly killed the power to all National Airspace System (NAS) equipment.

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