Latest Marion Blakey Stories

2011-07-28 15:00:00

WASHINGTON July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Below is a statement from National Air Traffic Controllers Association President Paul Rinaldi, who urged lawmakers today to immediately pass an FAA extension. Rinaldi cautioned Congress not to leave for its upcoming August recess before passing an extension to restore the jobs of 4,000 laid-off FAA employees. Of the 4,000, NATCA represents nearly 1,200 from its Engineers and Architects, FAA Airports Division and Aviation Technical...

2011-07-25 15:50:00

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, approximately 4,000 employees at the FAA represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), were prevented from reporting to work and are now faced with an indefinite furlough and the uncertainties that come with sudden job loss. "AFSCME, NATCA and PASS are deeply concerned about the...

2011-07-15 14:50:00

Statement by AIA President & CEO Marion C. Blakey ARLINGTON, Va., July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marion Blakey, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, today responded to the president's remarks on defense spending: "For months, there have been calls from a number of quarters for severe cuts that would undermine our dominance in the skies, fail to recognize the dynamic and changing security realities that we face in an age of asymmetrical warfare and...

2011-06-30 14:06:00

"Second to None" Federal Budget Education Campaign Launched ARLINGTON, Va., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former FAA Administrator and current President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, Marion C. Blakey, called for accelerated implementation of FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System and increased U.S. investment in research and development to avoid losing our leadership in aerospace and defense. "It's important to properly fund and promote our...

2011-05-24 13:51:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Defense investment accounts not only support current operations, they also ensure that our troops will always have the tactical advantage of technological superiority, according to a new report released by AIA. "We all recognize the need to address the nation's debt and deficit spending," said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey at a Senate Aerospace Luncheon. "On the surface, defense investments are easy reductions. But with a...

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  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
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