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Airline Cabin Safety Gets a Boost from Congress

Date: April 29, 2003

WASHINGTON, DC – Flight attendants from dozens of airlines, represented the Association of Flight Attendants, AFL-CIO, will join Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Rep. Sue Kelly (R-NY) to unveil vital new airline cabin safety legislation designed to ensure the highest level of cabin safety for airline passengers.

The press conference will be held on Wednesday, April 30 at 1 p.m. on the Cannon terrace, outside the Cannon House Office Building near the corner of Independence and New Jersey Avenues.

This legislation would standardize the training flight attendants across the industry receive to ensure that the highest standards are met. The legislation will certify cabin crew members after completion of their training as first responders handling evacuations, medical emergencies, fires and security threats onboard the aircraft.

Currently, flight attendants are the only safety and security sensitive airline employees who are not certified by the Federal Aviation Administration. As such, the level of training they receive to respond in emergency situations varies significantly from airline to airline.

More than 50,000 flight attendants at 26 airlines join together to form AFA, the world’s largest flight attendant union. Visit us @ www.afanet.org.

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