Wednesday, March 30, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Allie Malis
APFA Praises Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative John Garamendi (CA-3) for introducing Cabin Air Safety Act of 2022
The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), representing 24,000 American Airlines Flight Attendants, praises Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative John Garamendi (CA-3) for introducing the Cabin Air Safety Act of 2022. Toxic fume events in the airplane cabin have long been a concern for Flight Attendants, aviation professionals, and passengers due to the long-term health consequences they can cause, so we are grateful to see legislation introduced yesterday.
The bill ensures that Flight Attendants are properly trained to respond to fume events while also requiring that the FAA standardize reporting procedures, maintain a database, and conduct investigations in the event that someone involved requires medical attention.
“This is a much-needed bill for Flight Attendants. Fume events have resulted in illness and in some cases required hospitalization and led to long-term health effects. When health and safety are at stake, we must continually take actions to safeguard them. Detection is critical. Following proper procedures quickly is imperative. A centralized place to track these events is key to preventing the next toxic fume event. Thank you, Senator Blumenthal and Representative Garamendi as well as Senators Markey and Feinstein and Representatives Fitzpatrick, Kahele, and Bacon for supporting this bill.” said APFA National President Julie Hedrick.