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Aviation Stakeholders Fight for Worker Safety

Date: June 22, 2021

It is no secret that passenger incidents are at an all-time high. Many of us have personally experienced incidents that have put our safety and security at risk while on the job. Despite support from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in adopting a stricter legal enforcement policy, the Special Emphasis Enforcement Program, incidents do not seem to be subsiding.

Monday June 21, 2021, AFA cosigned a letter, along with other aviation stakeholders including Airlines for America (A4A), urging stricter use of the current language to hold passengers accountable for their actions while traveling as a passenger on a commercial airliner. By publicly showing the penalties being enforced, future offenders may be deterred from violating the safety protocols and regulations on board the aircraft.

The safety of all of our crew members as well as the passengers in our care is at risk every time another incident goes unchecked. We will continue our collective efforts to fight for improved legislation and enforcement protecting all Members.

You can read the full letter here. <Link to PDF>

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