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EBACE2014: Cabin Crew Conference Provides Educational Opportunities for Crewmembers

April 12, 2014

The 2014 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2014) will again feature the EBACE Cabin Crew Conference, an educational opportunity for cabin crewmembers and those who supply services to the cabin sector.

The one-day conference is held on Monday, May 19, the day prior to the official opening of EBACE2014, which runs May 20 to 22 in Geneva, Switzerland. NBAA’s European Corporate Flight Attendant Committee, a subcommittee of NBAA’s Flight Attendant Committee, developed this program to include issues relevant to business aviation cabin crewmembers, including safety, security, service and training. The conference combines technical insight and knowledge with light-hearted and motivational presentations.

“Cabin crewmembers can play a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of business aviation operations and passengers if they are properly trained. This conference aims to provide a wide breadth and depth of knowledge to these often over-looked resources,” said Jay Evans, NBAA’s director of professional development.

Brian Humphries, president of the European Business Aviation Association, and Paul Milverton, NBAA’s chair of the European Flight Attendant Committee and GAMA Aviation’s Cabin Training and Safety Manager, will open the session with an update on the European regulatory environment. Dr. Walid Phares, an author and international security specialist, will provide insights on strategic threats to worldwide business aviation operations.

Corporate Flight Training’s Director Yasmin Milner will share expertise in food safety, and provide attendees with food handling and preparation standards. Milner will also provide insights into how to work with restaurant and catering organizations to have a successful flight. Attendees will also learn how to overcome cultural and language differences when placing catering orders, selecting foods and ensuring quality passenger service.

Doug Carr, NBAA’s vice president of regulation and international affairs; Jean Marc Cluzeau, the European Aviation Safety Agency’s head of rulemaking – flight standard department and Dannys Famin, Unijet’s chief operating officer, will update attendees on the proposed rulemaking process on establishing crew duty and rest times for air crews. Finally, all attendees will be invited to ask questions and share their perspectives to enhance business aviation operations in Europe.

“Our goal for the EBACE Cabin Crew Conference is to be a single, integrated resource for European business aviation flight attendants and other cabin crewmembers,” said Evans. “This conference is unique because of the vast cultural backgrounds of attendees. Some of the greatest learning opportunities are in the networking lunch, breaks and closing reception.”

Register for the EBACE2014 Cabin Crew Conference.