NBAA Board Comments on Flight Attendant Training Issues

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, September 19, 2002 – In response to a request by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Flight Attendants Committee, the NBAA Board of Directors stated that when a Member Company uses an assigned flight attendant onboard a corporate aircraft, that person should possess the proper safety and security training. Moreover, that person should be prepared to assist the pilot-in-command in all cabin and passenger safety and security issues.

Due to the variety of business aviation aircraft and flight options utilized by NBAA Members, not every aircraft and flight requires use of a flight attendant. The decision to employ a flight attendant rests with individual Member Companies and is dependent upon the circumstances of the flight. However, having a properly trained flight attendant onboard a business aircraft is one of the key things a flight department can do to help ensure the safety and security of its passengers.

The NBAA Management Guide lists the recommended minimum standard training curriculum for corporate flight attendants. For more information, contact NBAA’s Director, Operations Jay Evans at (202) 783-9353 or

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