Happy New Year!
The safety committee would like to offer a few reminders for some of your latest
hot button concerns. As always when in doubt consult your up to date
IEM-In Flight Emergency Manual.
Airbus 321 aircraft
attendant "A" sits inboard (closest to the aisle) whenever he/she is the only
f/a on the jumpseat upfront.
attendant "A" always does the safety demonstration in two locations. These
locations are the first row of first class and the first row of coach.
attendant "C" stands at the first row at 2L/2R doors. No exceptions!
narrow body Airbus aircraft whenever a door is closed ensured the red door strap
is secured over the door operating handle at all times.
Contain a nicotine cartridge and lithium battery. May be brought onboard, but
may NOT be used at any time.
the B737/400 aircraft nothing is to be stored in the open face first class
galley compartments. Supplies provided by US Airways may be stored if metal
carriers are provided.
all SERs within 48 hours of trip termination. Don't forget to keep a copy of
your report for your file and send a copy to your local AFA office or safety
dealing or involved with a confirmed air quality incident, be sure to follow the
instructions on your blue AFA-CWA card and check off hot sheet. Not every
situation warrants medical attention.
from tying knots in any flight attendant jumpseat harness. This is an unsafe
practice and could cause injuries to a fellow crew member or passenger.
to closing the boarding door of any aircraft, ensure all baggage is properly
stowed, overhead bins are closed. All portable electronic devices turned OFF
and properly stowed. IEM 3.16.2/14 CFR part 121.589.
galley and service items for surface movement, take-off and landing. IEM
3.16.2/14 CFR part 121.577.
The pet must remain in container underneath the seat in front of the passenger
traveling with the animal at all times during the flight. The passenger
traveling with a cabin pet will not be assigned a seat in the first row,
bulkhead row or emergency exit row. In each pet container only one animal per
For specific location for each aircraft type, reference page 5-4 of the IEM.
is to be performed fully at all doors, all the time upon arrival. There are two
types, Self and Team monitor and challenge. M&C is not optional!
Colored Catering Equipment Repair Tags
are located in a galley supply drawer. Tags are used to report catering
equipment that is broken or does not operate properly. All equipment with the
orange tags will be removed by Catering Agents and sent out to Ground
Maintenance for repair.
POCs-Portable Oxygen Concentrators (8.1.4)
Airport Services will notify the "A"/CSD of any passenger that intends to
use a POC. The "A"/CSD then notifies the captain and all other F/As.
Passengers using a POC are indicated by the code MEDA on the final
report. In addition, the gate agent will also advise the "A"/CSD when a
passenger will be transporting a POC that cannot be used on
the aircraft. The "A"/CSD is required to present a passenger's physician's
statement to the captain. This physician's statement may be in the form of
either a US Airways form or a written letter, signed by the physician.
the Ultimate Service"
Submitted by Barrington Johnson
MEC Chairperson Air Safety, Health and Security
AFA US Airways Website
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Help Desk at (480) 693-6029 for assistance. More
information can also be found
AFA Local Numbers
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Council 70 PHL 215-492-0840
Council 89 CLT 704-527-0325
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