Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO

  • 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.

This Just In On NextGen

The FAA recently shared this update with PASS regarding progress with the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). PASS has many Article 13 representatives and subject matter experts contributing to the FAA’s modernization efforts. For more information about these representatives and contact information, click here.

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Exploring the World of Aviation

“As long as I am able, I will always help to make a difference.” These words serve as a personal motto for Chapter IN3 member Bridget Turner. Much like Florida PASS members Anthony Finklea and Doug Lowe earlier this month, Turner helped organize and facilitate an Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy summer program last week. Held in Indianapolis, Turner volunteered her time to participate in the ACE program, which is intended to have a positive impact on the lives of middle and high school aged students who have career aspirations in aerospace and aviation.

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PASS Safety Team Attends ASSE Conference

In late June, members of the PASS Air Traffic Organization (ATO) Safety Team held a national meeting in Atlanta, Ga., that coincided with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) conference and exposition. The ASSE conference is an annual event providing an opportunity for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) professionals to learn from recognized speakers, visit with vendors and informational booths, and connect with other safety professionals. The event in Atlanta was the ideal chance for the ATO Safety Team not only to meet and plan for the future, but also to learn important safety-related information and updates.

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Florida PASS Members Give Back to Students

Giving back to local communities and having a positive impact on others are characteristics on which PASS members have always prided themselves. Last week, Florida PASS members Anthony Finklea and Doug Lowe took it upon themselves to help coordinate and participate in the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp in Orlando. OBAP’s ACE Academy, which is endorsed by the FAA, provides middle and high school students opportunities to learn more about careers in aviation.

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FAA’s Step Into Sports Challenge

As PASS members know, PASS has partnered with the FAA and NATCA to promote a healthier work environment, including tips and advice on how to stay Fully Charged. One way to stay healthy and alert—and, in this case, win prizes—is to take part in the FAA’s Step Into Sports Challenge.

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PASS Statement on Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill

Today, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO, the union that represents over 11,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees, is praising lawmakers for passing FAA reauthorization legislation that does not privatize the air traffic control system. The bill, which was passed by the House on Monday and the Senate today, is expected to be signed by the president prior to July 15, the date the current extension is set to expire.

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