Flight Attendant Union Applauds Reappointment of Deborah Hersman As Chair of NTSB

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) commended Deborah Hersman on her third confirmation as National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman. Hersman was sworn in earlier this week for a second term as head of the NTSB:

“As first responders, Flight Attendants are responsible for protecting the safety of passengers and depend on the NTSB’s important work to advance issues that help strengthen safety in the aircraft cabin.

“The NTSB serves a vital role in enhancing the safety of the travelling public and crewmembers through investigations and recommendations. AFA has a valuable working relationship with the NTSB and, for decades, has assisted in post-accident and incident investigations to help ensure better training and equipment necessary for aviation’s first responders to respond to emergencies.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Chairman Hersman and her team as we work to ensure that our nation’s transportation infrastructure remains among the world’s safest.”

The Association of Flight Attendants is the world’s largest Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 68 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org .

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