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.

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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...

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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CLT Lead Mechanic Jack Zeock presented the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award!

May 30, 2017 Admin 0

CLT Base Maintenance Lead Mechanic Jack Zeock was presented the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award by representatives from the FAA on May 4th, 2017. This award is named in honor of Mr. Charles Taylor, the first aviation mechanic in powered flight. The Charles Taylor “Master Mechanic” Award recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of senior mechanics. Mr. Taylor served as the Wright brothers’ mechanic and is credited with designing and building the engine for their first successful aircraft.

Click Here to read more about this prestigious award and see a few photographs from the ceremony!

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