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Optimized cabin crew training with Airbus

Airbus’ cabin training programme follows a “learning by doing” approach that is time-efficient and adapts teaching methods to trainees’ needs. Cabin crew trainees acquire advanced knowledge and best practices, benefitting from Airbus multi-qualified and experienced instructors. 

Airbus has designed software based on the latest aircraft cabin development, including training tools such as the virtual cabin, the virtual handset trainer and the flight attendant panel (FAP) trainer. These programmes provide trainees with a virtual reality environment that simulates the entire cabin interior and functionalities, allowing them to perfect and fine-tune their knowledge of cabin systems and emergency procedures.   

A comprehensive offering of courses is available through Training by Airbus – ranging from type specific cabin training to programmes covering the flight attendant panel, Airbus corporate jets, instructors and airlines’ initial operating experiences. 

Cabin crew courses

Type specific cabin training

Type specific cabin training is designed to enhance crews’ knowledge with informational and operational instruction on Airbus aircraft and cabin systems. This course also enables airlines’ cabin crew instructors to develop and enrich their own training programmes and update their operating manuals. 

Duration: three or four days, depending on the aircraft programme. 

Cabin crew enhanced flight attendant panel (FAP) module

The enhanced flight attendant panel (FAP) module is designed to provide trainees already familiar with the A330/A340 family’s classic FAP with the practical knowledge and operations of the enhanced FAP. 

Duration: one day 

Corporate jet cabin training

Derived from Airbus’ type specific cabin training courses, the corporate jet cabin training provides descriptive informational and operational instruction covering Airbus corporate jets (ACJ) and cabin systems. 

Duration: two days 

Airbus cabin crew instructor course

This training is tailored for existing and future airline instructors in developing and delivering cabin crew training within their own airline. The Airbus cabin crew instructor course (ACIC) allows trainees to build competences in instruction, facilitation, feedback and presentation skills. 

Duration: Five days 

Services: initial operating experience

Training by Airbus offers initial operating experience (IOE) services that provide airlines with an Airbus instructor to facilitate line training during an aircraft’s service entry. This service assists operating cabin crew with their knowledge of the new aircraft’s cabin, systems, and safety equipment.

The cabin training suite solution

Airbus has developed the cabin training suite, which is an integrated service package deployed at customer bases that covers airlines’ initial and recurrent training needs for cabin crew. 

The cabin training suite is composed of cabin knowledge modules (CKM), virtual cabin software, the flight attendant panel (FAP) trainer and virtual handset trainer (for the A350 XWB and A380 only). 

This all-in-one solution offers long-term support to ensure airlines’ safe and optimized operations, while significantly reducing the total cost of training.

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More than 300 courses are available in Airbus training catalogue, for all aircraft types and personnel profiles: pilots, cabin crew, flight operations and performance engineers, maintenance staff, structure and repair specialists

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