Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO

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    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.
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    PASS Members Have Influence PASS members serve as subject matter experts and liaisons on FAA projects, directly influencing the agency and aviation safety.

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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HOUSE PASSES FAA REAUTHORIZATION BILL

WASHINGTON, DC - On May 21, the House passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009 (H.R. 915) by a vote of 277-136. The bill, which contains many provisions critical to PASS members, authorizes $70 billion for the FAA through FY 2012 with $38.9 billion for FAA operations, $13.4 billion for facilities and equipment (F&E), $16.2 billion for the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), and $1.35 billion for research, engineering and development.

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PASS TESTIFIES BEFORE HOUSE ON NEXTGEN: RNAV/RNP

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tom Brantley, president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS) testified today before House lawmakers to highlight concerns regarding NextGen: Area Navigation (RNAV)/Required Navigation Performance (RNP), which will incorporate new Performance-Based routes and procedures to enhance system capacity and reduce environmental impacts and fuel costs.

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