Today, the TWU sent letters to the House and Senate encouraging our federal elected officials to cosponsor the Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019. This legislation would directly address fume events and toxic air onboard our aircraft.
When aircraft engines or air compressors malfunction, flight attendants and other airline workers can be exposed to unhealthy, harmful air that can cause serious nerve damage and other negative effects. Currently, there are no sensors onboard our aircraft to note when these events occur nor are there established reporting or response requirements. The Cabin Air Safety Act would create a publicly disclosed database of these events and require sensors that would alert crews when they are happening.
The TWU will continue to fight for a solution to this public health crisis.