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Change to Door Closing, Arming and Disarming Announcement Effective Immediately

Date: August 3, 2018
Type: AFA Article

Effective immediately, the announcement for door closing and door arming/disarming changed.  As published in Revision #25, (which is now in effect), the “prepare doors” announcement changes to: 

  • “Arm doors” during the door closure and arming process
  • "Disarm doors” during the door disarming process 

Flight Attendants are encouraged to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and "STOP, DROP and REVIEW" focus on the task and remain situationally aware. Additional information may be found in FAOM Revision 25.

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