The 'Attestation of Initial Cabin Crew Training' is a safety training course and is recognised and approved by EASA. On completion of the training and having successfully sustained the final examination, a "Cabin Crew Attestation" is issued to the candidate. All cabin crew working on European registered aircraft must possess this qualification.
The initial CCA course was in the past held directly by the airlines, but is now also available privately at Aviomar Flight Academy, as several airlines prefer crews who have already completed the initial training, which reduces there required training necessities.
After having obtained the Cabin Crew Attestation the candidate can apply directly to the airline for a position as cabin crew member, being one step ahead to other candidates not having this certification. Indeed several companies yearly increase the number of cabin crew hired.
The course includes all the generic safety modules that are traditionally provided by the airlines own Attestation, to the same professional standards as the airlines, but now available to buy on an independent basis, and transportable to all European airlines (including those in the UK). It is valid for five years. On joining an airline, the holder of an Attestation must then complete training to cover any airline specific procedures (SOP) and also conversion to the specifics of their allocated aircraft type(s) (Operator Conversion Course).
DuratION OF THE COURSE
The courses are held in 6 days, for the candidates who do not have any previous experience.
A reduction is given to candidates who have already worked as a cabin crew member but do not possess the European certification (for example who have worked in airlines outside the EU wishing to start working within Europe).
The CCA course is held at the Aviomar Flight Academy training centre of Rome Monterotondo.
The course is divided in 8 separate modules, for a total of 6 days:
Module 1 - Aviation Regulation and Passenger Handling
Module 2 - Human Factors and Crew Resource Management
Module 3 -Safety and Emergency Procedures
Module 4 -Fire and Smoke / Survival Training
Module 5 -Practical -Survival recap / wet drills. Flight Time Limitations
Module 6 - Aero Medical First Aid -Session 1
Module 7 - Aero medical first aid - session 2
Module 8 - Security and dangerous goods
The course includes practical exercises of:
- Fire prevention and actual fire-fighting
- Survival techniques in water (swimming pool) and exercises on saving rafts
- CPR techniques and first aid.
- 18 years of age
- Good knowledge of the English language (the course is held in English)
- Basic swimming ability.