Tuesday, May 12, 2020
CQ Training and Rescheduled Class Requirements
May CQ Training (CQT) classes remain voluntary, but are filling up. Flight Attendants returning from leaves, or who have March or April as their Base Month, will remain plotted in their original scheduled class dates to avoid qualification expiration. If you would like to attend training this month, please contact the Training Support Desk at 800-847-2739, #, 6, 1 for availability and class dates.
Class sizes for CQT is limited to thirty (30) in three (3) groups of ten (10) to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Class size for equipment training classes will be limited to twenty (20) in two groups of ten (10) to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional equipment training will be available for MIA (787) and CLT (777).
Flight Attendants with a base month of July will not need to bid in Training Bidding System (TBS). June Base Month Flight Attendants wishing to attend CQT may contact the Training Support Desk after 1200 (CDT) on Saturday, May 23rd to sign up for open training slots. The Training Department is seeking a “grace month” extension from the FAA for the June and July Base Month Flight Attendants comparable to the extension granted for the March through May Base Month Flight Attendants.
With the announcement of the B757, B767, and E190 retirements, the Training Department has been working overtime to expedite the removal of the training requirements for these aircraft in CQT. The Training Department had hoped to have the approval by last Friday, but is awaiting final approval from the FAA. We are expecting an announcement to be made soon.
If you are currently out on a VLOA or a PVLOA or will be going out on a PVLOA, you will need to contact the Training Support Desk (TSD) or your Flight Service Manager (FSM) to confirm your training requirements and obligations. If you are going out on a Maternity Leave, please coordinate and direct any questions you may have through your Maternity Coordinator.
Adjusted CQ Training Due Dates
* If you did not attend the CQ 19-20 program, offered from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020, you will have additional drills to complete that are not duplicated in the CQ 20-21 program. Reference Page 9 and 10 of the What To Expect.
In Unity and Safety,
APFA National Contract Chair
APFA National Safety & Security Department Chair
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