Kiosks Designed to Increase Passenger Awareness of Dangerous Goods in Air Transportation
ST. LOUIS - Have you ever wondered if you can take that fingernail polish remover onboard an aircraft? Or that can of lighter fluid to refill your cigarette lighter? What about the gasoline engine that’s boxed and ready to check as baggage?
AMR and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will kick off an educational program to answer those questions, and more, with the unveiling of a new dangerous goods education “Know Before You Go” kiosk at Lambert Field Airport in St. Louis.
The kiosk complements the hazardous materials kiosk on display at American’s cargo terminal in St. Louis. The focus of the program is to make sure the traveling public is aware of rules and regulations regarding hazardous and dangerous goods.
“Passenger awareness and participation is important to safety. American, American Eagle, TWA LLC and the FAA joined efforts to develop this program and kiosk to educate our customers on the importance of packing safely,” said Jeff O’Connor, American`s managing director of Safety, Security and Environmental Compliance.
This joint effort with the FAA is part of an educational campaign at key cities across AA’s system. American now has informational kiosks in airport terminals at San Juan, Miami, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Boston, San Francisco, New York Kennedy, New York LaGuardia and San Jose, California. American also has educational kiosks in cargo facilities at New York Kennedy, Newark, Dallas/Fort Worth, Boston, Miami, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Juan airports.
Dangerous goods and hazardous materials regulations are strictly enforced at all cities throughout the AMR system.