Sunday, October 30, 2016
- Staffing Reduction of PHX Airbus Pilots
- EAP & Professional Standards
- APFA PHX & National Department Contacts
Staffing Reduction of PHX Airbus Pilots
On Friday evening, Hector Adler released a Flight Service communication regarding the upcoming changes to the Airbus Pilot base here in PHX. In his message, Hector stated that there are no planned reductions in Flight Attendant staffing at the PHX Base. Your APFA PHX Base Leaders, APFA National Officers and AA Flight Service have all been assured that this news will not impact the staffing numbers here in the PHX Flight Attendant Base.
The reason for the change to the PHX Pilot Base is due to the Company shifting the Airbus aircraft around the system and flying more B-737s into PHX. Based on the current active numbers of PHX Pilots, there will be a possible reduction of approximately 550 Pilots. According to Flight Operations, this reduction is expected to be completed by the end of the summer of 2017.
This latest news is not welcoming for our PHX Family overall. But, the merger of US Airways and American Airlines has created greater stability and profitability within our company, and it will continue to create new opportunities within our industry and our careers for the future. Your APFA PHX Base Leadership stands in solidarity with our PHX Pilots as they make important decisions for the well-being of their families, loved ones, and careers here at American Airlines.
EAP & Professional Standards
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) of the APFA is here to enhance the health, welfare and safety of all APFA Members by providing quality peer support services. The Members of the EAP Committee are a group of trained Flight Attendants that not only value and understand the professional job we all do every day, the committee also specializes in providing you and your family with a number of workplace resources and the guidance for the concerns that may impair your ability to function at your best.
APFA’s EAP provides the following services and is here for you!
- Assessment, information and resource referral support for confidential assistance call (817) 540-0180, ext. 8701
- The promotion of professional standards through effective conflict resolution for confidential assistance from a PHX Based Rep. call (817) 540-0108, ext. 8620
- Offer response and support to critical or traumatic incidents
- For confidential assistance call (800) 998-8194
Each department provides a wealth of information that better informs you of how EAP is directly related to your career as a Flight Attendant at American Airlines as well as the services provided to you and your family. For more detailed information and contact information please visit the APFA EAP webpage by clicking this link or call (817) 540-0108, ext. 8701 for confidential assistance.
APFA PHX & National Department Contacts
In Solidarity and Unity,
APFA PHX Base President
APFA PHX Base Vice President