Airline Union-management Relations in the Age of SMS*

November 4, 2019 John Hall 0

November 1, 2019

Labor-management disputes at the airlines always raise the concern that safety may be affected. Usually, the concerns focus on the workplace tensions that arise when management and labor are involved in protracted disputes. Those workplace tensions can destroy the collaborative atmosphere important to aviation safety. They can also add stress to workers that can affect their ability to do their jobs properly.

Of course, protracted disputes can lead to even worse outcomes. One of the worst-case scenarios of such disputes recently played out in the news of an American Airlines mechanic who was arrested for allegedly sabotaging a Boeing 737-800 at … Read More...

AIR21 Whistleblower Protection Program

May 30, 2019 Admin 0

The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21) prohibits discrimination against air carrier industry employees who report information related to air carrier safety.

Who may file under the AIR21 Whistleblower Protection Program?

Only inputs from employees of US air carriers, their contractors, and their subcontractors are accepted under the AIR21 Whistleblower Protection Program.

Other individuals should file complaints or safety reports using the FAA Hotline. FAA employees may either file complaints through the FAA Hotline or through the internal whistleblower program, if applicable.

What protection is provided under AIR21

Cabin Air Safety Act: Lawmakers introduce legislation in House, Senate

May 6, 2019 Admin 0

Washington — Legislation introduced in both chambers of Congress is aimed at enhancing the safety of the air supply on commercial aircraft to protect crew and passengers.

On April 10, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 (S. 1112) in the Senate. Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) introduced an identical bill (H.R. 2208) in the House.

The legislation would require carbon monoxide detectors to be installed on commercial aircraft and monitored during flights. In addition, flight attendants, pilots, airplane maintenance personnel, airport first responders and emergency response teams would have to undergo … Read More...

Video: How to file an ASAP Report

April 2, 2019 Admin 0

The Flight Safety Department has recorded a video to demonstrate the proper way to file an ASAP report. 

Please check out the video below and don’t forget to contact your flight safety representative if you have any further questions or concerns!!



ASAP Concerns

January 8, 2019 Admin 0

We wanted to update you on the status of the Tech Ops ASAP during the government shutdown in order to alleviate any concerns you might have.  If you have submitted an ASAP report in the last few weeks and you haven’t received a response from the Tech Ops ASAP Event Review Committee (ERC), do not be alarmed. The members that constitute the Tech Ops ASAP ERC represent the TWU/IAM, AA, and the FAA. For the interim of the federal government shutdown, the FAA will not be able to participate in the ASAP process. However, the TWU/IAM safety team and the … Read More...

Torqued: Your Certificate May Be On the Line for What You Don’t Record

July 9, 2018 Admin 0

The following article is from

A link to the original article can be found at the end of this post as well as on the Flight Safety Committee page.


Torqued: Your Certificate May Be On the Line for What You Don’t Record


Listen up, my fellow mechanics. How you record maintenance work just got a new focus, thanks to a recent NTSB decision that presents a potential new enforcement danger to your certificate.


A May 11, 2018 decision by the NTSB reinstating the FAA’s emergency revocation of a … Read More...

CLT Flight Safety Committee: New ASAP Bulletin and Reference Guide

June 7, 2018 Bud Brown 0


The Flight Safety Department has posted an ASAP Bulletin and a new reference guide to the Flight Safety Page. This information is also available on the ASAP JetNet page, the AMT homepage banner and has been released via crew talks (line maintenance only).

Please go to the Flight Safety Page and scroll down to view the new documents so as to familiarize yourself with the changes in ASAP.

Thank you!!…

CLT Flight Safety Committee Survey

November 11, 2017 Bud Brown 0


The CLT Flight Safety Committee is conducting a survey of our membership. We are asking you to take a couple of minutes to answer 2 quick questions that will help us serve our members better.

Please go here: and take the survey. It will literally take about 2 minutes of your time.

Your answers will be tabulated and we’ll let you know the results at a future date.

Thank You for your continued support!

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