Cabin Crew - Recurrent Training

John FRANKLIN • 16 November 2020
in community Air Operations

This article and attached document is intended to help those involved in Cabin Crew training to deal with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic in keeping current and up to date. 

Download the attached guidelines and use them to help your organisation!

Challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of challenges for anyone involved in cabin crew training. The majority of the European Union (EU) member states (MS) applied the flexibility provisions that had been developed earlier in the pandemic and that used the EASA Template 1 and Template 1a and its guidance to provide a temporary solution to the pandemic.

The pandemic has resulted in the closure of training centres or led to training centres operating at low capacities, due to health restrictions and social distancing requirements. This is affecting operators who have no access to training facilities that they would otherwise rent from other operators or training providers. The number of crew being trained, compared to non-pandemic circumstances, is lower. Operators will likely experience a backlog in training and may not be able to train their crew in the traditional classroom style that was used before COVID-19.

The New Normal for Cabin Crew Training

Cabin crew training faces a ‘new normal’, during which the standard way of doing training may not be possible. To help the industry and temporary compliance will have to be achieved in new ways.

Therefore, EASA has developed these guidelines to address the conduct of cabin crew recurrent training during the COVID-19 pandemic. These guidelines are not intended to change the existing regulatory requirements. The current situation is to be considered as temporary and these guidelines provide information on possible training methods that are required for the duration of the pandemic.




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