Positive Rate Weekly - 9/12/17
Positive Rate Weekly - 9/12/17


Y ou asked for it and now we are bringing it to you! A health survey is now available and we need all of our members to provide us with input! The survey will only take a few minutes of your time and your answers will remain anonymous. This survey will only be available for ONE more week; participate now! 
Please click here or on the image above to be directed to the survey. Thank you for your willingness to participate!
Be Well,
First Officer Reyné O’Shaughnessy
All bases Benefits and retirement seminars schedule

Annual enrollment for your 2018 benefits is coming up November 7-21. To help prepare you to make better choices for your family, the FDX MEC R&I Committee and staff will be conducting Benefits Seminars at all bases. These seminars will address the scope of your CBA and ALPA benefits, with emphasis on the new improvements in dental, life, and AD&D insurances, FDA vision, and much more. 

Retirement Seminars will also be provided. These provide an in-depth look into the retiree benefits available, how to access them, and the processes involved. While priority is given to those within in a few years of providing their advance notice of retirement to the Company, they are open to all pilots.
Please bid to attend one of the following dates. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend. Locations and times will be provided in a later communication.
10/14 - CGN - Benefits and Retirement Seminar
10/15 - CGN - Benefits and Retirement Seminar
10/22 - LAX - Benefits and Retirement Seminar
10/23 - LAX - Benefits and Retirement Seminar
10/25 - ANC - Benefits and Retirement Seminar
10/27 - IND - Benefits and Retirement Seminar
11/3 - HKG - Benefits and Retirement Seminar
11/4 - HKG - Benefits and Retirement Seminar
11/10 - MEM - Benefits Seminar
11/20 - MEM - Benefits Seminar
R ecently one of our crewmembers at a layover hotel in Liege encountered a former TNT crewmember (currently ASL), who verbally chastised him for taking their jobs. Our pilot appropriately declined to engage. The frustration of the former TNT pilots is understandable, but directing that frustration at our pilots is clearly misguided. Several months ago, we spoke with management in anticipation of such an incident. We requested that management arrange for separate layover accommodations, crew rest facilities and crew buses to avoid these confrontations. In addition to the hotel where this incident occurred, Liege crew buses are provided by the airport with the continuing potential of FedEx and ASL crews being on board at the same time; this obviously stands out as an opportunity for direct interaction. Flight management is aware of this problem and they have told us in the past that these outcomes would be avoided, but clearly that has not happened.
Management needs to address this situation as soon as possible. In the meantime, you should be aware that encounters like this may occur. We of course, will continue to operate the flights that take us to Liege. FedEx is a global company, and as such we operate aircraft throughout the world. When cities within our system pose security issues for our pilots, we expect management to make appropriate arrangements.  Liege is no different. I have spoken to the Chairman of the European Cockpit Association, and asked that he remind the ASL (former TNT) pilots that their issue is not with the FedEx pilots. Please be aware that these individuals will no doubt cross paths with us, and they may very well want to engage you.
If you find yourself confronted, please be respectful and professional, and try to be considerate of the frustration these individuals are experiencing with the life change that the TNT acquisition has created. If that approach does not diffuse the situation, remove yourself from the situation. Please report the incident via an Insite report, and make a call to the Duty Officer. Please send copy of the text from your Insite report to ALPA. These reports will help us continue to advocate for greater separation between pilot groups in Liege and hopefully provide you a safe, harassment free work environment.
Captain Chuck Dyer
MEC Chairman
W e're partnering with FedEx Flight Ops iPad Support to bring you information you can use. Please continue to read the Positive Rate for more articles similar to the one found below. We would like to thank Captain Al Brucker for providing us with this information.
Jeppesen FlightDeck Pro update reminder: (This information was released in a FCIF in July.)
For those of you still on FDPro 2.9, you MUST update to the latest version no later than 30 Sep 2017, as it will no longer function after that date.
The latest version of FDPro is 3.0.2. Update is accessed via the FedEx App Catalog on your iPad.
This update should be installed well before beginning any duty period and from a location where WiFi connectivity is good.
FliteDeck Pro 3.0.x introduces exciting new functionality to ensure that you can view important data easier than ever before. This new functionality includes:
• The Route List (Smart Notes)
• Integrated Publications
• Display of Organized Track System Data
• Additional Enroute Map Object Filters
• The Airport Moving Map (AMM)
• Notifications
• Updated Help
A copy of both the FlightDeck Pro 3.0.2 Release Notes and the User Guide are available in the Content Locker’s EFB Functions/iPad EFB folder.
You can review this update information or obtain installation help for these updates by accessing the Flight Deck CMS Support page via the iPad link in PFC (
PILOT ASSISTANCE TEAM HOTLINE (PATH) is looking to expand and is need of pilot peers. PATH training will be held October 10-12 in Memphis. If you are interested, or have any questions, contact the PATH interim Chairman Kandy Bernskoetter,, 773-405-4354
help those hit by harvey AND IRMA: donate to p4p today

Pilots for Pilots (P4P) provides monetary assistance to ALPA members and their families to cover the immediate, extraordinary expenses that follow widespread, catastrophic events, but it is funded solely by donations. Applications related to Harvey have already started coming in, and history tells us to expect many more in the coming weeks—likely more than our current funds will cover. We need your help so we can provide assistance to every ALPA member who needs it.


P4P was created solely for ALPA members and their dependents. A grant from P4P helps expedite the recovery process following widespread disasters, allowing ALPA families to return their lives to some semblance of normalcy. P4P can help with expenses that are not covered by insurance, including medical care, temporary housing, debris removal or repairs to primary residence, and replacement of medical equipment, vehicles, or other personal property. A grant can also be used to help pay for transportation/evacuation or travel expenses, temporary child or elder care, and counseling.

Get Help, Give Help:

  1. If you were affected by Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma, you may be eligible for a grant from P4P. Learn more and apply.
  2. If you know an ALPA pilot affected by Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma, please tell them about P4P and encourage them to apply.
  3. If you’re able, please donate to P4P so we can help as many of your ALPA colleagues as possible.

Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have been stark reminders that we’re all just a disaster away from needing P4P.

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