FAA Still Allowing Contractors to Run Amok

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS) today expressed serious concern about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) continued indifference toward the product and quality of work being performed by contractors and subcontractors from Harris Corporation, the company now providing Federal Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) circuitry and communications for the FAA.

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DOT IG Report Confirms PASS's Concerns Over FAA Management of FTI Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), the union that represents Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) systems specialists, today applauded a new Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Inspector General (IG) report that irrefutably illustrates that the FAA has blatantly mismanaged the operational transition to the new Federal Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI).

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Valujet 592 Tragedy: 10 Years Later

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the 10-year anniversary of the ValuJet Flight 592 crash in the Florida Everglades, Professional Airways Systems Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS) expressed serious concerns about the continued understaffing of Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) inspectors and lack of implementation of the Air Transport Oversight System (ATOS) created in the aftermath of the tragedy.

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Overwhelming House Majority Votes for Fairness in FAA Labor Talks

WASHINGTON, DC - The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO expressed gratitude to the majority of members in the House of Representatives who voted last night in support of legislation that would have restored fairness to the process by which the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its unions negotiate collective bargaining agreements. Unfortunately, because last night’s vote took place under “suspension of the rules,” which requires a two-thirds majority for passage, the vote of 271 to 148 fell just short of the necessary 279.

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Atlanta Tower: Major Communications Outage Last Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, June 8, phone lines for the air traffic control tower flight data system at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, operated by Harris/Raytheon, were offline for five hours, disrupting vital communications and highlighting the growing number of dangerous outages at facilities operated by private contractors, the Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS) said today.

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PASS Mourns Loss

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Mike Fanfalone. Mike was a former PASS President and founding member of PASS.

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