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AFA Visits the Department of Transportation to talk Flight Attendant Safety and Training

Date: 6/22/2017

Presentation to DOTOn Tuesday, June 20th, AFA International President Sara Nelson and the AFA Air, Health and Safety Department presented to the Department of Transportation (DOT) lead staff on the roles, responsibilities and training required to serve as an FAA Certified Flight Attendant.

"In an emergency situation, seconds matter," said President Nelson. "As aviation's first responders, we are charged with getting passengers to their destinations safely and securely. Flight Attendant training plays a key role in ensuring that happens every single day." 

AFA also discussed key issues for Flight Attendants, including conflict on our planes, 10 hours minimum rest, clean air, no calls on planes, crew member self-defense training and enforcing our open skies agreements. 

AFA has been continuously recognized by the United Nations as global leader in cabin crew safety training standards. We appreciate the long-standing partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation. It is encouraging to work with Secretary Chao and her dedicated staff as we maintain the safest aviation system in the world.

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