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Cabin Safety

Restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, physical distancing and workplace closures have made it increasingly difficult for cabin crew members to complete the operator's established annual recurrent training programme, mainly with regard to hands-on and simulated exercises such as donning of emergency equipment and participating in group drills.

To alleviate the potential operational challenges faced by operators during the COVID-19 pandemic, many States provided options to extend the validity of cabin crew qualifications (and licences, where applicable) and allowed alternative means for operators to provide recurrent training, using established regulatory approval processes.  

While it may be some time before operations may be considered "normal", the following offers guidance for adapting cabin crew training in the "new normal" of COVID-19 pandemic conditions. It also supports the move back towards a situation whereby States comply with cabin crew training-related Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), even when allowing the use of alternative means of training delivery.

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