Category: Safety

Petition to Congress

There is a letter circulating the system to Petition Congress with an emphasis on Airline Maintenance Safety, requesting to make changes to the Class and Craft of Aircraft Maintenance Technician. It specifically calls out Section 152.4 of the Railway Labor Act. The Petitioner would be expressing concerns that the Craft and Class of Aircraft Maintenance…

FAA Final Rule Requires Safety Management System for Airlines

WASHINGTON – To reach the next level of safety, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a final rule that requires most U.S. commercial airlines to have Safety Management Systems (SMS) in place by 2018. The rule builds on the programs many airlines already use to identify and reduce aviation risk.…

Changes to Federal Serious Injury Reporting Requirements

 Summary Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, serious workplace injuries must be reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) within 24 hours of the incident, and any work-related loss of life must be reported within eight hours. So, what does this mean for you? In the unfortunate event this occurs, you’ll need to take quick…

FAA Statement on Ebola

The health and welfare of flight crews, airline workers and the traveling public is a top priority of the FAA. We work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the aviation industry, as well as other Federal government partners on issues of public health and on disease awareness, when appropriate. Guidance on training…

Ebola Guidance for Airlines

Interim Guidance about Ebola Infection for Airline Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel SOURCE:  CDC  Purpose: To give information to airlines on stopping ill travelers from boarding, managing and reporting onboard sick travelers, protecting crew and passengers from infection, and cleaning the plane and disinfecting contaminated areas. Key Points A U.S. Department of Transportation rule…

TWU Files Fed. Comments Opposing Norwegian Air

President Lombardo recently submitted two sets of federal comments in opposition to the Norwegian Air application at US DOT.  Copies are attached. The US Department of Transportation is considering an application for a foreign air carrier permit submitted by Norwegian Air.  This application clearly threatens to undercut labor standards both in the U.S. and in…

TTD Supports FAA Effort to Raise the Bar on Outsourced Aircraft Maintenance

Washington DC – The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) submitted comments to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today urging the swift implementation of a statute requiring foreign-based aircraft repair facilities working on U.S. aircraft to be held to the same alcohol and drug testing standards as those based in the United States. “The time is…