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Technical Operations systems specialists are critical to the safe operation and efficient functioning of aviation communications, computer, navigation and power systems critical to safe air travel.

 

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Aviation Safety employees, including aviation safety inspectors, oversee every aspect of the aviation industry to ensure the safety and efficiency of your flight.

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Mission Support and Flight Inspection employees, such as mission specialists and procedures development specialists, provide services essential to ground- and space-based navigation systems.

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Mike Perrone, national president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technical employees, released the following statement upon the reopening of the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZAU ARTCC):

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By Jennifer Cloutier, PASS National PR Committee Chair

Robin Alvanos is a telecommunications specialist and PASS Chapter NG3 member by day and a mental health advocate by night. Last weekend, her three passions were united at the 2014 NAMIWalks NH fundraiser in Concord, N.H.

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Following the events of last week that resulted in the shutting down of the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZAU ARTCC), the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technical employees, continues to learn more about the efforts of PASS-represented technicians throughout the region.

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The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technical employees, is recognizing the commitment and dedication of members who have helped with restoration efforts at the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZAU ARTCC) after the events of last week.

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Today, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union representing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technical employees, is sharing updated information related to the state of air traffic operations in the Chicago area following the incident on Friday when a contract employee deliberately set a fire in the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZAU ARTCC) telecom room, causing significant damage to Federal Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) equipment and disrupting service. The damage resulted in the cancellation of thousands of flights at O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport.

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