Our United MEC Safety, Health & Security Committee monitors and participates in accident/incident investigations; participates in monthly safety meetings with the company; participates in congressional hearings dealing with Flight Attendant safety and health issues; participates in designing cabin interiors of new and reconfigured aircraft; coordinates with United's Initial and Continuing Qualification (CQ) training programs to ensure consistency with FAA and AFA-CWA objectives; and maintains an MEC Safety, Health & Security database.
This report is sent to your Local Council.
Aviation professionals submit reports to the ASRS when they are involved in, or observe, an incident or situation in which aviation safety may have been compromised. All submissions are voluntary and reports sent to the ASRS are held in strict confidence. Please provide your Local Council with copies of any reports that you submitted to ASRS by dropping those in your Local Council mailbox in the domicile. More about ASRS
This report is sent to United. Check the box to copy-in AFA.
We have received a number of phone calls regarding Flight Attendants having issues with the 2017 Continuing Qualification (CQ) Computer Based Training (CBT).
Super Bowl 51 is scheduled to kick off this weekend, February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Mega events like the Super Bowl, are magnets for human traffickers.
Inflight Services has authorized the installation of the latest operating system to your LINK, iOS version 10.2.1. To install this latest version, you will need to be connected to Wi-Fi.
The recent election of the 45th President of the United States has sparked controversy in many cities across the world. Large cities have been inundated with political demonstrations, equal rights marches and protests. Although the majority of these events have remained peaceful there have been instances where violence has erupted and innocent bystanders, security and police have been injured.
Flight Attendants, without regard to pre-merger affiliation, will attend Continuing Qualification (CQ) training beginning in March of 2017 in classes conducted jointly.
As Flight Attendants, we are uniquely positioned to identify human traffickers and assist their victims. Flight crews are skilled observers, and with the appropriate training, they can be the frontline against trafficking. It is estimated that at least 12.3 million adults and children are enslaved around the world and that 56 percent are women and girls.
Bulletin #19 becomes effective February 1, 2017 and is now available to download.
While the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 continues to be prohibited on U.S. aircraft, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) no longer require air carriers to make pre-boarding or onboard announcements regarding the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, effective January 10, 2017.
United has issued a Link Alert authorizing Flight Attendants to update to the newest operating system iOS 10.2. This Link Alert, dated January 9, 2017, contains a number of steps that must be completed prior to processing the update.
This month 2017 CQ will launch and will be a two day training, with a potion of day two focused on customer training (CST). Training will consist of evacuations, event management evaluations (EMEs) and a first aid scenario.
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