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.

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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!!

 

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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 www.ainonline.com/

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

06/07/2018

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.

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CLT Flight Safety Committee Survey

November 11, 2017 Bud Brown 0

11/11/2017

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: https://vl1725.org/clt-flight-safety-survey/ 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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Flight Safety Update: SAFO 17011, Runway Status Lights (RWSL), is now published.

October 27, 2017 John Hall 0

10/27/2017

All personnel who taxi aircraft are affected by this new FAA release.

This SAFO serves to ensure that aircraft operators, pilots and airport personnel are aware of the installation, meaning, and use of Runway Status Lights (RWSLs).

The SAFO can be viewed by downloading the attached .pdf file or by clicking on the following linkhttp://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviation_industry/airline_operators/airline_safety/safo/all_safos/

Thank You and keep Safety First!

Flight Safety Committee

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IAM and AA Sign New ASAP Memorandum of Understanding

October 1, 2017 Admin 0

09/27/2017

Today, the IAM and American Airlines signed a new MOU on the LUS ASAP program.  This new MOU fixes many of the problems we have had with the original ASAP program – most importantly, disciplinary action taken by the company against members who submit an ASAP report.

In August, General Chair Sean Ryan advised the company of our intention to shut down the ASAP program after 2 members were suspended and 1 was terminated over an ASAP submission.  Immediately following General Chair Ryan’s announcement, I was contacted by David Seymour, Senior Vice President, Tech Ops to discuss what can … Read More...