A flight attendants training program must be completed and passed before you can be assigned an air crew member working position on-board any aircraft.
While much of a flight attendant training program is applicable to a fleet of aircraft operated by a particular company, you must also be endorsed on the ‘type specific’ aircraft that you will operate on.
This will involve both practical and theory based instruction.
Practically you must be given, have knowledge and receive instruction on:
The extension of this will be
Your theoretical knowledge must include
For pressurised aircraft:
For all types of aircraft
This includes psychological and physical methods of passenger control in both aircraft emergencies and hijack/hostage situations. You must know...
Your flight attendants training program will also include
All crew must also have a ‘Word Perfect’ recall on Cabin Preparation and Cabin Evacuation Drills for normal and non-normal landings including land and ditching. You must achieve a 100% theory pass mark on these drills.
In addition you must also complete and receive a 100% pass mark for completion of an Emergency Equipment Location chart on any aircraft that you are trained to fly on.
You will also require practical competence in
Any flight attendants training program is governed and operated in accordance with Civil Aviation Orders and Regulations (CAO and CAR)
These orders stipulate that Air Crew (including Pilots and Flight Attendants) must pass emergency revalidation every 12 months by attending a 20.11 compliant recurrent course.
The course covers your proficiency as a crew member in the execution of your emergency and evacuation procedures, and the location, serviceability and operation of all emergency and safety equipment on-board including the operation of exits.
Under Civil Aviation Regulations air crew are also required to pass a course of training in Dangerous Goods handling and their precautions every two years.
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