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Next ASB meeting date is to be announced/determined (TBD). Issues and concerns should be passed to respective Line Office representatives for their assistance, coordination and awareness.

The new Department of Interior/NOAA Interagency Agreement is effective from October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2014.

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NOTE: NAO 209-124 Applies to ALL Employees : bargaining unit employees as well as NON - bargaining unit employees .

Use of non-NOAA aircraft is restricted to those operators listed on the Department of Interior (DOI) listing.  The procedures are lisited on the Non-NOAA Aircraft page.

Aviation Safety Issues In the News

Aviation issues with volcanic ash:


A decade ago, aircraft repair work was mostly done by airlines flying the planes. Today, most major airlines outsource the bulk of heavy maintenance to lower-cost independents. Should we worry?

Click to view PBS FRONTLINE FLYING CHEAPER (:18) A co-production with the Investigative Reporting Workshop.

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