Monday, March 11th, 2019
Update on Ethiopian Airlines Accident
APFA has been monitoring the accident investigation in Ethiopia closely since the tragedy occurred. We are in touch with the company, government officials and with our brother and sister unions, APA and TWU. As of now, there is no action by AA to ground the fleet. We all have concerns and questions that need to be answered. The Flight Data and Cockpit Voice Recorders have both been recovered and will be examined. Once that information is available we will all know more important details of how this unfortunate accident occurred. We are watching this event closely and will continue to report back to you
Attention: In an earlier hotline message, flight attendants were directed to call crew schedule and their flight service managers (FSM) with request not to fly the 737-Max aircraft. Please contact your FSM, not crew schedule. Be aware there is no pay protection and you will receive a PO (Third PO is chargeable), however you can make up flying under current procedures. APFA will continue to work on details and share them as they become available.
APFA National President