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2017 House FAA Re-Authorization Bill

Date: June 24, 2017
Type: AFA Article

Yesterday, June 22, 2017, the House of Representatives released their first version of the FAA Re-Authorization Bill with enhancements that will benefit the Flight Attendant profession and the traveling public.  Some of the items that have been added to the Bill are:

  • 10 Hours Minimum Rest
  • Fatigue Risk Management Plan (FRMP)
  • Nursing Rooms in Airports
  • Cabin Evacuation Certification
  • Minimum Emergency Equipment Onboard Aircraft
  • Ban on Voice Communication (Calls In-flight)
  • Improved Insecticide Notification
  • Improved Regulations for Lithium Batteries

These provisions are a result of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA’s (AFA) work through legislative action and Flight Attendant’s direct contact to their representatives.  Even through this is the first draft that does not mean our jobs as advocates for Flight Attendants around the country are finished.  As amendments are published to the bill we will keep Flight Attendants aware of the changes and how you can help to ensure these provisions remain in the Bill.

To view the full AFA-CWA Press Release please visit our website.

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