FA's Cheer the Cabin Air Safety Act to Stop Toxic Fumes in the Cabin
April 12, 2019
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) praised Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative John Garamendi (D-CA), along with Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), who introduced the Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 to protect airline passengers and crew from the harmful effects of toxic cabin air.
AFA’s efforts to improve the cabin environment span the last three decades, from advocating for smoke-free skies to stopping poisonous pesticide spraying to addressing the dangers of contaminated bleed air. We advocate that the airline industry either end the use of engine bleed air for cabin air supply like on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner or mitigate the circulation of contaminated air. In 2015, AFA was an active member of the ICAO task group that published Circular 344, which advises airlines to enhance their operational procedures to minimize onboard exposure to smoke and fumes.This led to an FAA Safety Alert published in 2018.
Details concerning this very important issue and The Cabin Air Safety Act bills in the House and Senate are H.R. 2208 and S.1112. Read More ->