PROFESSIONAL AIRWAYS SYSTEMS SPECIALISTS also noted how FAA's budget woes have hampered the activities of airworthiness inspectors. Thomas Brantley, vice president for PASS, testified that with FAA's travel cuts, inspectors are forced to perform inspections primarily by telephone and through paperwork. He asked that Congress specifically designate money for inspector staffing or training because otherwise, those funds "will be diverted to pay for the agency's latest crisis."


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