Three Democratic members of the US Senate have introduced
legislation that may impose additional oversight and controls on
the FAA if they fail to reach an agreement with the National Air
Traffic Controllers Association.
Obviously pleased with the efforts of Senators Barack Obama,
D-Ill., Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.; the
NATCA spin machine is busy promoting a bill that NATCA says, "would
force the Federal Aviation Administration to engage in productive,
good faith contract negotiations with its unions, including the
National Air Traffic Controllers Association..."
The ever-vigilant folks at GAMA sent a letter to FAA Boss Marion
Blakey, Wednesday the 25th, expressing concern about the FAA's
lack of application for millions of dollars that were authorized
under the FY06 Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban
Development Appropriations Bill.
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0959
Issue Date: January 26, 2006 at 1:05 UTC
Location: Dorado, Puerto Rico near SAN JUAN VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: January 30, 2006 at 11:00
Ending Date and Time: January 30, 2006 at 23:00
Reason for NOTAM: Military activity
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Center,
Aero-News has learned that in a special report adopted
Wednesday, the National Transportation Safety Board is calling on
the Federal Aviation Administration to impose stricter requirements
on all emergency medical services flights.
FAA: New Management Controls Save Taxpayers $1.4 million
The FAA tells ANN that, "just six months after eliminating
artificially inflated overtime schedules at the New York Terminal
Radar Approach Control, the FAA has saved $1.4 million and air
traffic controller errors are down 75 percent."