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    Statements from Hearing on FAA Controller Staffing

    Shuster & LoBiondo Statements from Hearing on FAA Controller Staffing
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    New FAA CWO to LAWRS Transition Plan from May 14, 2015 Meeting

    FAA Head of Labor Relations Resigns | Fox Business
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    FAA Head Labor Relations Resigns

    FAA Head of Labor Relations Resigns | Fox Business
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    FAA Head Labor Relations Resigns

    FAA Head of Labor Relations Resigns | Fox Business
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    FAA Contract Tower Awards

    - Area 1 includes Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Area 1 locations are numbered 0101 through 0140. - Area 2 includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South...
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    FAA Contract Tower Awards

    Title FAA Contract Tower Program Announcement Type Award Date Posted 04/07/2015 Date Closed 04/30/2015 Solicitation / Contract # DTFAWA-14-R-16268 Contact Name / Organization Donald Richardson / AAQ-230 Set-Aside n/a NAICS Code 488111 -- Air Traffic Control Classification Code R --...
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    Contract Tower Program - Pre-Screening Information Request (SIR)

    Title FAA Contract Tower Program Announcement Type Public Announcement - Pre-SIR Date Posted 01/08/2014 Date / Time Closed 01/22/2014 / 05:00 PM (local) Solicitation / Contract # 15565 Region Issuing Office WA - FAA Headquarters (Washington, DC) Details Set-Aside n/a NAICS Code 488111...
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    New Contact Weather Observer (CWO) Contracts Started December 1, 2013

    Assuming all option years are executed, contacts good to September 30, 2017: Base year: Dec 2013 - Sep 2014 (10 months) 1st option: Oct 2014 - Sep 2015 (12 months) 2nd option: Oct 2015 - Sep 2016 (12 months) 3rd option: Oct 2016 - Sep 2017 (12 months) Original contact was for 5 years (1...
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    Norfolk, VA - November 16, 2013 - ASOS Down, Flight Diverted

    System failure causes frustrated fliers | WAVY.com | Norfolk Weather Observation Scan from Nov 16-17 2013-11-17 07:46 METAR KORF 171246Z 1/2SM RMK AO2 RVRNO PNO $ = 2013-11-17 06:51 METAR KORF 171151Z AUTO 10SM RMK AO2 SLPNO 6//// 7//// PWINO FZRANO TSNO RVRNO PNO $ = 2013-11-17 05:51 METAR...
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    Question regarding ATIS

    Special Criteria ( SPECI ) is as follows: 3.12. Criteria for SPECI Observations. The observer must take, record, and disseminate a SPECI observation when any of the following is observed to occur: a. Wind Shift. Wind direction changes by 45 degrees or more in less than 15 minutes, and the wind...
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    Weather Certification in Control of FAA

    And now a new posting reverses earlier post: Hello Everyone, Please continue to request certifications through the NWS until we (FAA) notify you that FAA new procedures are in place. Contract Weather Team Federal Aviation Administration
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    Weather Certification in Control of FAA

    As posted on FAA Contract Weather Observers Facebook page yesterday - October 22, 2013: As of October 1, 2013 the FAA Contract Weather Observer Program assumed responsibility for weather certification. Previously the National Weather Service had this responsibility.
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    New Fiscal Year = Old and New Headaches

    FAA Furloughs, Tower Closures, ATC Privatization Back On The Table - AVweb flash Article
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    FY14 - Sequester

    Sequestration at FAA August 15, 2013 This afternoon, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta hosted a meeting of a dozen aviation industry stakeholders to discuss initial planning for the next round of sequestration, slated to kick-in in early 2014 unless Congress acts. AAAE Gov President Todd...
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    FAA ATO COO David Grizzle to Leave Position by End of Year

    As a side note, recall the power point presentation of March 5, 2013: ... "Regardless of sequester status, FAA COO has decided to transition all remaining 109 CWO (contract weather observing) sites to LAWRS (limited aviation weather reporting stations) by 7/31/13" ... NATCO statement: NATCA...