Due to the recent spike in cabin air fume events, your AFA Air Safety, Health, and Security Committee (ASHSC) has been working diligently to assist with all fume events by continuing with our normal procedure of contacting the affected crews, offering support, educating, and providing tools and resources for responding to these events.
With regard to education, the Committee is currently working with the Air Safety, Health, and Security (ASHS) department at AFA International to create additional online training and educational materials related to fume events. Some of the resources available are listed below.
Air Quality Fume Event FAQs
The Committee has compiled a comprehensive question and answer document to help provide information about many of the questions and concerns that have been received about cabin air fume events.
You can access the Q&A document by clicking here.
Air Quality Exposure Quick Reference Card
The Air Quality Exposure Quick Reference Card is a wallet sized card that explains what to do in a contaminated cabin air exposure event. The card can be kept in a badge holder behind your company ID or in your wallet.
The card was recently updated by the Committee and now includes information about the Airbus fleet. If you currently have an older version of the card, please destroy your old card and replace it with a newly updated one. The updated cards are currently being distributed to each domicile.
Look for more information from your Local Council about where to pick one up at your base. You can access and print the card on the AFA Alaska website by clicking here.
Flight Attendant Onboard Air Quality Checklist
The Flight Attendant Onboard Air Quality Checklist can be used to document a possible cabin air fume event as it happens and accurately report and describe the situation to the flight deck. This is not a company form and it is recommended that each Flight Attendant carry a printed version with them so that it is available if needed
You can print the form and instructions on how to use it by clicking here.
Detailed Air Quality Guidance Information
The Committee has developed detailed information on how cabin air contamination can occur, signs and symptoms of exposure, and what to do if you suspect you’ve experienced a fume event.
You can access the detailed air quality guidance information by clicking here.
AFA Alaska Website
Additional air quality information, including a flow chart that describes what to do in a cabin air fume event, can be found at afaalaska.org under Committees > Air Safety, Health, & Security (ASHSC) > Air Quality.
If you have additional questions about cabin air quality or the AFA resources available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact a member of your Local Air Safety, Health, & Security Committee (ASHSC). You can find contact information on the ASHSC page of the AFA Alaska website.