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Cabin Crew Initial Course

Cabin Crew staff
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Every journey has its first step and the Cabin Crew Initial Training is the first one to pursuit a flight attendant’s career. The course aims to familiarize candidates with the aviation environment and to acquire suficiente knowledge and basic proficiency required to perform the duties of a Cabin Crew member.

Once you complete the course, you will receive a Cabin Attestation and you are ready for airline applications. When entering a company you still have to complete a conversion training for the specific aircraft you will fly. You can achieve further qualifications with the VIP Flight Attendant Course.

This course is in compliance with European Regulation, namely Appendix 1 to Part CC of Regulation (EU) 1.178/2011.


Course Description

  • Age: Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Education: High-school diploma
  • Medical fitness: To be issued a Cabin Crew Medical Report
  • English language proficiency: Fluent in English (reading, writing and speaking)
  • Swimming skills

3 weeks

In one of our bases in Portugal, Cascais or Viseu.
You can also take the theory at Aveiro with our partnership with EFTA.

  • Theoretical instruction including tests: 85h
  • Practical training: 15h
  • Duration: Approximatly 3 weeks
  • Introduction to Aviation
  • Legislation
  • Transport of Dangerous Goods
  • Aviation Security
  • First Aid and Aeronautical Medicine
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Crew Resource Management
  • Safety and Emergency Procedures and Equipment
  • Fire and Smoke Training
  • Water Survival
  • Evacuation Drill

Everything at IFA is design to meet student’s needs and create the best learning environment. You can choose your training location in Cascais or Viseu. Theory classes are conducted in fully equipped classrooms and the practical training is conducted on dedicated facilities near IFA.

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