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.
This report is sent to AFA, United, and the FAA. About ISAP
This report is sent to United. Check the box to copy-in AFA.
FAOM Bulletin #15, with an effective date of June 4, 2015, is available in your domicile.
We are still receiving inquires requesting clarification of which United reporting system applies to which circumstance.
The release of the 2015 Airline Quality Ratings (AQR) on April 13, 2015 represents the 25th year of reporting of airline performance. Developed and announced in 1991, AQR is an objective method for assessing airline quality based on combined monthly performance criteria.
Reports indicate Air traffic controllers from the SNCTA Union throughout France will stage a 48-hour strike beginning at 0500 Local Time on April 8, 2015. The strike is expected to cause delays and cancellations for both domestic and international flights. Up to 50 percent of flights between the United Kingdom and France is expected to be canceled.
Please be advised of the following change to KCM policy regarding crewmember access through the KCM access points.
Currently, our MEC Safety, Health & Security Committee is in discussion with United management, other Unions and our AFA International Office to ensure that internal corporate policies and procedures throughout our company, indeed the industry, set the highest standards for the safety and security of our Members and the traveling public.
We would like to commend our Sisters and Brothers at pre-merger Continental for their actions in defusing the situation on flight 1074 that departed Washington Dulles airport headed for Denver on Monday, March 16, 2015. The flight returned to the airport because of a passenger who tried to rush toward the flight deck door.
As a way to ensure the safety of crew and passengers is not compromised a fatigue policy was instituted in 1998 by United Airlines. We want to review the company policy on fatigue, how it may pertain to you, and the procedure to follow.
This past weekend many media outlets reported on a video claimed to be produced by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab.
If you think the air travel experience generally stinks now, consider what it was like before smoking was banned on domestic flights 25 years ago.
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