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.
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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.
Ken Diaz, President of the AFA United Master Executive Council for the Association of Flight Attendants in concert with Ellen Saracini, the widow of our United Flight 175 Pilot, Victor Saracini, who was killed on 9/11/2001, joined bipartisan Representatives Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-PA. in calling on federal lawmakers to act on a bill that would secure cockpit doors on aircraft.
On August 7, 2018 United released a communication concerning summer travel reiterating our commitment to the care of unaccompanied minors entrusted to us during the busy travel season.
Our MEC Safety, Health and Security Committee concluded our annual training seminar this week, August 7-9, in Chicago.
On August 2, 2018, The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) hosted a panel discussion on efforts to combat an increase in unruly, and often drunken, passengers on board flights.
AFA was advised today by Inflight Safety of an inconsistency in the 767-300 C Safety video. Until further notice, Flight Attendants are required to perform a live safety demonstration on all flights operating on the 767-300 C aircraft.
Effective immediately and until further notice, a Live Safety Demonstration is Required on all 767-300 C Aircraft
A number of jumpseats on the newly reconfigured 777-200s have smaller lap belt lengths than our other 777-200 aircraft.
To be FAA compliant with the regulation, galleys must be secured with all carts and containers properly stowed and latched prior to movement of the aircraft on the surface.
We often consider activity onboard the aircraft when reviewing safety and security procedures, but personal safety at layover locations should also be at the forefront of safety in our work environment.
Currently the FAA has no operating requirements for cabin temperatures. As a result, in the summer, cabins can get too hot; in the winter, they can get too cold.
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