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.
Yesterday, June 7, United’s first 737MAX9 (designated as a 37X) took flight. With a capacity of 179 seats: 20 in United First and 159 in United Economy, this aircraft is similar to the 737-900ER and has an emergency equipment layout similar to the current 73Q with some notable differences.
Known Crew Member (KCM) check points are security checkpoints that provide known crew members with expedited access to secured areas of the airport. When accessing these areas through KCM check points you must present your airline ID as well as one additional form of a government-issued photo ID, such as a passport or state issued ID or driver’s license
Ensuring our safety and that of the passengers in our care during extreme weather conditions is a part of being a Flight Attendant.
Our AFA International Office has released a short video reinforcing the importance of our uniforms in presenting a professional image as Safety Professionals and First Responders.
On Friday, May 18, 2018, an article was published in AFA E-Lines titled; Human Trafficking: Make a Difference - Recognize it! Report it! In addition to the information provided with this publication, it goes without saying that Flight Attendants are encouraged to follow the SOP guidance provided in our eFAOM (5.34).
With ongoing protests in Managua, worldwide security events, and the potential for an unexpected medical event while overseas, it’s timely to remind Members about International SOS (ISOS) and its role in ensuring crew safety and security at international layover locations.
As the summer months approach, outside temperatures are rising making it imperative that we do our part to ensure aircraft cabins remain cool and comfortable. In an effort to reduce the possibility of excessive heat in the cabin, Flight Attendants are encouraged to make an announcement requesting passengers lower their window shades and turn on their passenger service unit air vent prior to deplaning the aircraft.
We continue to receive reports about the inconsistency with which passengers are being staged in jet bridges. As the Union and company have previously communicated in the June 6, 2017 publication of E-Lines and the August 10, 2016 ISW, respectively, under no circumstances should a jet bridge be used as a passenger staging or holding area prior to boarding.
The continued success of the KCM program depends heavily upon all crew members demonstrating that they can be trusted to comply with all related requirements. In recent weeks, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has brought to our attention a number of violations of the KCM requirements.
As a continuation of our educational series on the roles and work of the various MEC Committees, this week we focus on the important, ongoing work of our Safety, Health and Security Committees on both the Local and MEC levels of our Union.
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