FAQ n.19193

What shall I do to become a cabin crew member in an airline?


Reference: Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 on aircrew; Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 on air operations, Annex III (Part-ORO)

Information on airline employment opportunities and recruitment process can be sought with the airline directly.

The applicant will have to obtain a Cabin Crew Attestation in accordance with the Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 and the related ED Decision 2012/005/R containing Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM). The first step is to submit an application for a Cabin Crew Attestation in accordance with the procedures established by the Competent Authority (CA) of the Member State. This information is usually provided on their website, you can also contact the CA.

For requirements related to cabin crew and the Cabin Crew Attestation, please refer to the following parts of the Regulation:

  1. Article 11a Cabin crew qualifications and related attestations;
  2. Article 11c Transitional Measures - Article 2;
  3. Annex V Qualification of cabin crew involved in commercial air transport operations (Part-CC);
  4. Appendix 1 to Part-CC;
  5. Annex VI Subpart CC;
  6. Appendix II to ANNEX VI PART-ARA Standard EASA format for cabin crew attestation.

A Cabin Crew Attestation issued in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 is recognised and transferable amongst the EU Member States.

The second step is to undergo training and checking with an airline in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 Air Operations. For requirements related to cabin crew, please refer to Annex III - Part-ORO, Subpart-CC and to the related ED Decision 2014/017/R containing AMC and GM. Following the successful completion of the training and checking, the individual can be assigned to flying duties as a cabin crew member.

For further details, please refer to the National Aviation Authority, the operator or a training organisation conducting training for cabin crew in the country where you intend to undergo cabin crew training.

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