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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 | | 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...
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    Weather observing contract starts June 16

    Message from FAA Contracting officer on the Contract Weather Observing contract: Good morning: The FAA has decided to extend all current contracts through June 15, 2013 and will begin performance on the new contracts on June 16, 2013. Should you have any questions please feel to contact me...
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    St Louis media - Contract Weather Observers

    Safety Concerns: Weather Watchers May Get Laid-Off At Lambert |
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    AOPA mentions end of Contract WX OBS

    ATC hit with double whammy, pilots experience delays
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    FAA Transition Plan - CWO to ATC

    The FAA Plan to close the Contract Weather Observer program, except for some in Alaska, however they will close at a future date.
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    Contract Weather - Yeager Airport

    Sequestration Cuts - West Virginia's Eyewitness News