NWA Flight Attendants Ask FAA For Help | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 11.24.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.24.14 **
** Airborne 11.21.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.21.14 **
** Airborne 11.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.19.14 **

Sun, Aug 07, 2005

NWA Flight Attendants Ask FAA For Help

Replacements Being Readied

Northwest Airlines flight attendants filed a petition with the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday voicing concerns that safety and security information was being released to nonemployees. Specifically, the complaint is aimed at trainees not yet hired by the airline.

Peter Fiske, a spokesman for the Professional Flight Attendants Association, said that "should raise concerns for the FAA and the flying public in a post-9/11 world."

Flight attendants asked the FAA to investigate the airline's contingency plans to replace them if they follow mechanics into a strike later this month. The PFAA has also asked a federal judge to issue a temporary restraining order to stop the training.

Mediated talks between the airline and the mechanics began again on Tuesday in Washington DC. The airline says it will keep flying if the mechanics strike, which they'll be legally able to do on August 20th.

Pilots and flight attendants have not revealed what they'll do in the event of a mechanic strike. Northwest has been training replacement flight attendants and mechanics in case of a strike.

"If a union chooses to strike the carrier or engage in job actions with the intent of causing disruption at some point in the future, Northwest must be prepared to protect its operations," the company said in a statement. "Accordingly, Northwest has developed contingency plans including expanding vendor relationships and, in some cases, augmenting staff."

FMI: www.nwa.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 11.21.14: AEA's 3Q/14 Report, Fantasy Of Flight, Modernizing The NAS

Also: Holland Wants Gold, FAA Strangling UAVs?, RAF WWII Trainer For Sale, Bf109s Live, Georgia v Aerospace Engineers The Aircraft Electronics Association has released its third-qu>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.24.14)

“The NASA Student Launch – now in its 15th year – has engaged hundreds of students and educators in real-world scenarios that solve complex engineering challenges>[...]

Aero-TV: GOGO Business Aviation -- Communicating at the Speed of Flight

Airborne Communications Are One Of The Strengths Of Business Aviation At NBAA2014 ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, checked in on the world of airborne communication. Ther>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.23.14)

"Reaching this stage that we call ATLO is a critical milestone. This is a very satisfying point of the mission as we transition from many teams working on their individual elements>[...]

R44 Helicopters Show Up In Iran

Reportedly Purchased Through 'Dealers' Despite Embargo An Iranian company has acquired four Robinson R44 helicopters despite international trade sanctions against that country due >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC