ASTM International today announced a new certification program for business jet cabin crews from affiliate National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT). The business aviation cabin crew program, which costs $175, will require candidates to demonstrate knowledge of and skills in aircraft safety procedures and cabin-service safety, as well as professionalism and discretion. It will be administered by SpaceTEC Partners, ASTM International added.
“Since I began training cabin crewmembers, there has been an ongoing request from clients for accreditation,” said FlightSafety International program manager of cabin safety Louisa Fisher. “This new program meets the need for an objective and industry-respected certification that recognizes the trained and experienced cabin crewmember.”
According to Mike Horan, lead safety flight attendant at Altria Corp., the certification program complements formal safety training and “also serves to create a standard of excellence for professional crewmembers irrespective of where they received training, size of their flight department, geographical location, or other factors.”
ASTM International and SpaceTEC, which administers performance-based certifications, signed a memorandum of understanding last year to jointly work to help certify aircraft maintenance technicians and other aerospace workers.