Who can conduct aircraft type specific training and conversion training for cabin crew members? Can a cabin crew training organisation (CC TO) provide aircraft type specific training and operator conversion training even though ORO.CC.125 requires aforementioned training to be conducted by the operator?
Reference: Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 on Air Operations, Annex III (Part ORO)
Taking into account that:
- The Aircrew Regulation refers to CC TO only for the Initial training course (and eventually for issuing the related cabin crew attestation); and
- Aircraft type specific training and conversion training are requirements specified in Part ORO, which is applicable to operators, as stated in ORO.GEN.005 Scope,
crew training and qualifications are therefore requirements directed to the operator who will have to train its cabin crew members accordingly, as specified in point (d) of ORO.GEN.110 and ORO.CC.005.
However, an operator may contract out some activities (e.g. training) under the conditions specified in ORO.GEN.205 Contracted activities complemented by AMC1 ORO.GEN.205 and the associated GM1 and GM2.
Therefore, CC TO can only provide Aircraft type specific training and conversion training if contracted by an AOC holder/operator, who will remain responsible for the training and competence of its cabin crew.