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REPRESENTED CARRIERSAMFA was certified at Alaska Airlines (ASA) on March 30, 1998, and the Association currently represents over 600 ASA members who maintain the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737s. The current contract is the fourth AMFA – ASA negotiated contract, and the amendable date is October 17, 2023.AMFA was certified at Horizon Air (QX) on August 22, 2019, and the Association currently represents more than 260 QX members. The current contract is amendable on May 27, 2024.AMFA was certified at L3 Harris Mas (L3) on October 18, 2022, and the Association currently represents approximately 60 L3 members who are a distinct, federally regulated trade group responsible for the repair and certification of the CC150 Polaris aircraft fleet, air-to-air refueling aircraft, and the Prime Minister’s aircraft.AMFA was certified at Southwest Airlines on January 27, 2003, and the Association currently represents over 2,700 members who maintain the airlines fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft. The current contracts become amendable August 16, 2024, for the Aircraft Maintenance Technicians; November 22, 2020, for the Appearance Technicians; and November 16, 2022, for the Facilities Maintenance Technicians.AMFA was certified at Spirit Airlines (NK) on August 26, 2022, and the Association currently negotiating with the airline to achieve this group's very first Collective Bargaining Agreement. AMFA is the first and only craft-specific union to represent this skilled workgroup.AMFA was certified at Sun Country Airlines (SCA) on June 9, 2022, and the Association currently represents approximately 170 aircraft mechanic and related employees who maintain the Company's passenger and freighter aircraft. AMFA is presently in negotiations to achieve the group's first Collective Bargaining Agreement.AMFA was certified at WestJet on March 30, 2023, and the Association currently represents approximately 670 aircraft maintenance engineers and skilled trade groups. AMFA will soon begin negotiating the group's first collective bargaining agreement.
AMFA is resolved to finding the most efficient means of communicating with the aircraft maintenance technician and related. Part of this mission is AMFA’s monthly “National Brief,” and quarterly “Grapevine.”
SAFETY AND STANDARDS
Safety is the cornerstone of the pact between the technician and the flying public, and is an integral part of the Association, from industrial safety to professional standards to a fully capable accident investigation team. From the beginning, AMFA has embraced safety by maintaining a leadership po
AMFA’s mission is to increase recognition of aircraft maintenance technicians/engineers (AMT/AME) and related and skilled trade groups and to promote and protect the interests of our profession.
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LATEST NEWSDec 3, 2023 | Headline
December 3, 2023 -- Today, Alaska Airlines announced it had reached an agreement to purchase Hawaiian Airlines in a cash transaction valued at $1.9 billion. According to news reports, Alaska will continue to operate Hawaiian as an independent brand and airline within the Alaska Air Group. News reports further indicate current Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci will lead the combined carrier.Nov 30, 2023 | Headline
November 30, 2023 -- The parties spent the morning of Day 1 clarifying a few issues from the September agreement in principle (AIP) related to Article 20 – Retirement and certain issues specific to the Maintenance Control appendix. The Company then provided a financial presentation on the state of the airline and its projections moving into 2024. Following the Company’s financial presentation, AMFA presented its proposal containing changes to the September AIP in specific response to feedback from you, the membership, during our roadshow.Nov 10, 2023 | Headline
November 10, 2023 -- We regret to report that the negotiating sessions were disappointing both in tone and substance. WestJet negotiators frequently relied on “industry standards” to justify the carrier’s proposals; however, when AMFA negotiators cited WestJet contracts with other employee groups as the basis for our proposals, the response was frequently dismissive or even derisive.
Become an aircraft Technician
AMFA is committed to providing our members and those interested in the craft a means to research and secure the necessary aircraft mechanic certificate ratings (also commonly referred to as licenses) to maintain aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires these licenses to perform maintenance on aircraft and they are essential to our craft. The main licenses are known as the Airframe and the Powerplant (also known as A&P). They are aptly regarded as “licenses to learn,” because in our craft there is much opportunity to continue learning when one begins utilizing their education and training out in the field.
AMFA: There’s an App for That
AMFA has a mobile device app for its members. Available for both Android and Apple tablets and phones, the app is a quick link to the latest news and information from your Union. With built in GrievTrac access, the app also gives our contract representatives private access to file grievances on behalf of our members.
In addition to being a great tool to get Association news, the AMFA app is a quick and easy way for members to access their AMFA Number. The AMFA app is only available for download from the AMFA National Website; it is not found on iTunes.
If you encounter problems registering with the site or downloading the app, contact the AMFA National Office for assistance.