PASS MEMBERS CRITICAL TO SOLVING BOSTON RADAR MALFUNCTION

Radar “Ghost Targets” Caused Long Flight Delays at Logan Airport

 

WASHINGTON, DC Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), the union representing FAA technicians, today praised the performance of technicians who worked on Sunday and Monday to repair a serious problem with the radar system at Boston’s LoganInternationalAirport.

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STAFFING LEVEL A CONCERN FOLLOWING OCT. 7 HELICOPTER CRASH

Systems Used to Track Aircraft Not Staffed During Time of Crash

WASHINGTON, DC Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), the union representing FAA systems operators, today expressed concern about computer operator staffing levels at ClevelandCenterfollowing an October 7 crash of a LifeStar medical helicopter in which the pilot was killed.

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GAO RELEASES REPORT ON FAA OVERSIGHT OF AIRLINES

 

Highlights Need for Complete Implementation of ATOS,
Staffing, Training

 

WASHINGTON, DCThe Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report recommending that the FAA take the necessary steps to fully implement its Air Transportation Oversight System (ATOS). Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), the union that represents FAA inspectors, generally agrees with the recommendations of the GAO, especiallythe need for additional inspectors.

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PRIVATE CONTRACTOR TRANSITIONS CAUSE RADAR OUTAGES

O’Hare Incident Highlights Most Recent Problem With FTI

WASHINGTON, DC - Following a radar outage earlier this week at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS) today expressed serious concern about the transition from MCI to Harris Corporation’s Federal Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI), which provides circuitry and communications for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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OVERSIGHT HEARING ON AVIATION SAFETY EMPHASIZES NEED FOR MORE INSPECTORS

 

FAA Inspector Workforce Stretched Thin, Safety at Risk

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Subcommittee on Aviation, held a hearing on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety oversight. A major focus of the hearing, the outsourcing of maintenance work to both domestic and foreign repair stations, called attention to the critical need to increase the inspector workforce in order to oversee this work.

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FAA NEEDS TO TIGHTEN ITS LEASH ON CONTRACTORS

Orlando Radar Outage Reaffirms Problems With Harris FTI

 

ORLANDO, FL  - A radar outage earlier this month at Orlando International Airport (OIA) has the Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS) again questioning the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight of contractors responsible for transitioning from MCI to Harris Corporation’s Federal Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI), which provides circuitry and communications for the FAA.

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