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.
As we know, oversold flights, severe weather, and mechanical issues can adversely affect our daily operations and on-time performance creating the potential for “Quick Turn” situations.
Turbulence is an occupational hazard that we all take very seriously.
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The Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a notice of the possibility of adding four (4) commonly prescribed medications to its testing program.
We are receiving a number of inquiries into a recent article in United’s Inflight Services Weekly dated June 7, 2017. The article, “Picking up service items” is proving to be rather ambiguous.
As a reminder, crewmembers traveling to an international location as a passenger for personal travel must be screened as a passenger through a passenger-screening checkpoint prior to entering the airport sterile area
As our summer outside temperatures increase, we continue to receive inquiries about the acceptability of passengers being staged on jet bridges. As was indicated in the August 10, 2016 ISW, under no circumstances should a jet bridge be used as a passenger staging or holding area prior to boarding.
On May 23, 2017, the U.K. government elevated the country’s threat level to “critical” from “severe” following the suicide bombing on May 22, 2017.
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On Thursday, May 22, 2017, in Manchester, UK there was an explosion in the arena where Ariana Grande had performed that resulted in the death of 22 people and injury of 59 others.
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