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Ongoing Response: Horizon Q400 Incident at SeaTac

August 11, 2018 at 9:00am ET — AFA critical response team mobilized last night due to an incident involving a Horizon Q400 and an airline employee. AFA Horizon and AFA Alaska officers are responding onsite at SeaTac now. 

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9/11 Memorial & Museum Recognizes Flight Crewmembers During National Aviation Week

9/11 Memorial & Museum Recognizes Flight Crewmembers During National Aviation Week

August 9, 2018 — The 9/11 Memorial & Museum will mark National Aviation Week (August 13-19, 2018) by providing free Museum access to crewmembers both active and retired. Throughout the week, the Museum will feature flight crew-themed auditorium programming to highlight this chapter in aviation history and share these stories with Museum visitors.

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TTD Applauds AFA's Efforts to Combat Extreme Airline Temperatures

TTD Applauds AFA's Efforts to Combat Extreme Airline Temperatures

Originally posted by The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO on August 1, 2018. 

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Plane too hot? Too cold? Time for DOT to regulate, attendants say

Plane too hot? Too cold? Time for DOT to regulate, attendants say

Originally posted by USA TODAY on August 1, 2018. 

One of the scariest examples of an overheated airliner came in June 2017, when a woman and her beet-red, 4-month-old baby needed ice bags and then an ambulance because of the heat of a flight in Denver. The child revived with treatment.

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Maintaining Federal Security Screening at All Airports

Maintaining Federal Security Screening at All Airports

August 2, 2018 — CNN is reporting that the TSA is considering eliminating passenger screening at more than 150 small and medium-sized airports, serving aircraft with 60 seats or fewer, across the US. According to the report, the proposal states "passengers and luggage arriving from these smaller airports would be screened when they arrive at major airports for connecting flights instead of the current practice of joining the already screened population at the larger airport."

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CWA Opposes the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

CWA Opposes the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court 

Originally posted by the Communications Workers of America on July 9, 2018

CWA opposes the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and calls on members of the U.S. Senate to reject this nomination.

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AFA Participates in Commercial Aircraft Vulnerability and Mitigation Program Exercise

AFA Participates in Commercial Aircraft Vulnerability and Mitigation Program Exercise

The Commercial Aircraft Vulnerability and Mitigation Program (CAVM) was established in 1990 in response to the directives of the President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism and the Aviation Security Improvement Act of 1990. The CAVM program was reiterated after September 11, 2001 in the Aviation Security and Transportation Act of 2001.

 

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