Recently, ASTM International announced a new certification program for business jet cabin crews, which will require candidates to demonstrate knowledge of and skills in aircraft safety procedures and cabin-service safety as well as professionalism and discretion. The program aims to ensure the comfort and safety of domestic and international passengers. “This is a way to show perspective employers, chief pilots, anybody’s who’s in the hiring realm [that] recipients of this accreditation have achieved a certain skill set,” said independent contract flight attendant Karen Hall. “It’s another way of benchmarking their expertise.”
In this episode of NBAA Flight Plan, host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Louisa Fisher, past chair of the NBAA Flight Attendants Committee
Throughout February, NBAA has marked Black History Month by recognizing the significant aviation contributions of African Americans and emphasizing the importance of ensuring our industry is open and welcoming to people from all backgrounds.
The FAA has been working with NBAA and others to address privacy concerns with the Privacy ICAO Address program (PIA), which recently was expanded beyond the contiguous U.S. to include overwater routes.
Flight data monitoring and data sharing are important tools to help identify potential safety risks before they become serious issues. That said, many operators are uncertain about how they work, what equipment is needed and what this information can offer their operations. NBAA has developed a new, comprehensive resource to answer those and other questions.