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US Airways to meet with unions about "air contamination"

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -  U.S. Airways confirms it has reached out to both its flight attendant and pilot unions to discuss "air contamination incidents" on some of its planes. 

This most recent attempt to meet came a day after WBTV's Molly Grantham aired an investigation into the possibility of toxic fumes being released on aircraft.

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We found out that meeting is tentatively scheduled for April, here in Charlotte.  Representatives from around the country would fly in.

"This is nothing new," said Michelle Mohr, a U.S. Airways spokesperson.  "We work very closely with our unions."

A spokesperson for the Association of Flight Attendants, Judith Murawski, also sent a statement. 

 "Exposure to oil fumes is a significant concern for US Airways' crewmembers, so we are glad that the company has reached out and proposed a meeting. We want to discuss measures to prevent future exposure to oil fumes on US Airways flights, and to care of those crews already affected. We hope that US Airways will lead the industry in these regards."

Both the unions and U-S Airways say they're looking forward to the discussion.


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