Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO

 
  • Aviation Safety Our Priority
    Aviation Safety Our Priority PASS represents federal employees at the FAA and the Department of Defense who keep our national air space safe for the flying public.
  • Membership Has Its Benefits
    Membership Has Its Benefits PASS members have access to special benefits, including money saving discounts on travel, insurance and more.
  • PASS Members Have a Voice
    PASS Members Have a Voice PASS members have a voice in the workplace and only members can vote for local and national officers and on their contracts.
  • Aviation Safety Our Priority
    Aviation Safety Our Priority PASS represents federal employees at the FAA and the Department of Defense who keep our national air space safe for the flying public.
  • PASS Members Have Influence
    PASS Members Have Influence PASS members serve as subject matter experts and liaisons on FAA projects, directly influencing the agency and aviation safety.

PASS President Testifies Before Congress on Critical Aviation Safety Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tom Brantley, national president of the Professional Airways Systems Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), testified today before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Aviation, to discuss proposals vital to aviation safety, including contract negotiations between the FAA and its unions, staffing of the technician and inspector workforces, the FAA’s application of its designee programs, and the FAA’s reauthorization proposal. PASS, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is the oldest and second largest FAA union, representing about 11,000 FAA employees both in the U.S. and abroad.

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FAA Systems Specialists Celebrate Success of New Guam CERAP

AGANA, GUAM - The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO, the union representing FAA systems specialists, pronounced a job well done today following the dedication ceremony of the new Guam Combined Center Radar Approach Control (CERAP) at A.P. Won Pat International Airport, which houses all air traffic control operations for the Western Pacific area.

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FAA Giving Away Critical Flight Safety Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The FAA has recently approved contracting out the development of Required Navigation Performance (RNP) procedures for airlines and airports in the United States to Naverus, a private organization that provides performance-based aviation navigation worldwide. This decision has the Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS, AFL-CIO), the union that represents flight procedures specialists extremely alarmed and concerned.

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FAA Technicians Brief Congress on Modernization Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Tom Brantley, national president of the Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS, AFL-CIO), testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Aviation, to share concerns regarding the FAA’s modernization efforts, including the lack of PASS involvement in modernization projects, understaffing of the technical workforce, and the FAA’s proposals for reauthorization.

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FAA Continues to Ignore Flawed FTI Program

CHICAGO, IL – The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), the union that represents more than 11,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees, today cited the system failures in Chicago yesterday as yet another example of serious safety and efficiency problems with the flawed system. The failure at O’Hare Airport resulted in over 100 delays with the impact felt in operations at Aurora, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Kansas Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs).

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