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 Endorses Barack Obama for President

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents over 11,000 employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense (DoD), today announced its support for Sen. Barack Obama for president of the United States. With a focus on matters that impact union members and aviation safety, such as privatization of the aviation system and supporting the workers who keep the system safe, PASS’s Executive Board decided that Sen. Obama displayed a record of commitment to the issues critical to the PASS membership.

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Efforts By Natca And PASS To Press Faa To Install Defibrillators In Facilities Finally Pays Off, For The Benefit Of 46,000 Employees

NEWS ITEM: On Sept. 26, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that it will install automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in all agency facilities with 50 or more employees during the next year. The agency says it will then evaluate implementation costs and whether a sufficient number of employees are volunteering to be responders. Pending positive results of the evaluation, the FAA says, it intends to deploy AEDs to the remaining FAA facilities with 10 or more employees during the following two years, which cover 97 percent of agency personnel.

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PASS Applauds President-elect Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tom Brantley, national president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents over 11,000 aviation safety inspectors and technicians at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense (DoD), released the following statement regarding the outcome of Tuesday’s election of Barack Obama as the next president of the United States.

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FAA TECHNICAL EMPLOYEES TROUBLED BY FAA ATTEMPTS TO ELIMINATE CERTIFICATION

WASHINGTON, DC - The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents over 11,000 employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) including technicians who install, maintain, repair and certify the radar, navigation and communication systems making up the National Airspace System (NAS), are extremely concerned over the FAA's attempts to make radical changes to its certification policy in order to advance its Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and modernization efforts.

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PASS TESTIFIES BEFORE SENATE LAWMAKERS REGARDING FAA REAUTHORIZATION

WASHINGTON, DC - Tom Brantley, national president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents over 11,000 employees at the FAA including technicians and inspectors, released the following statement regarding his testimony today before the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security:

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NEW LEADERSHIP AT THE FAA

WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, the Senate confirmed J. Randolph Babbitt as the next head of the FAA. Babbitt was nominated to the position in March by President Barack Obama. Most recently a partner in the aviation consultancy group of Oliver Wyman, Babbitt has nearly 40 years of aviation industry experience. A former pilot, he served as president of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). In 1999, Babbitt was nominated to serve as a member of the FAA's Management Advisory Council and was elected its chair in 2006. He also served on last year's aviation safety task force created in response to questions surrounding FAA safety oversight.

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