Cabin safety operations experience exchange visit
23-29 January 2019
The EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (APP) successfully concluded an experience exchange visit to Europe dedicated to cabin safety operations.
This activity increased the mutual understanding among the Chinese and European participants of their respective cabin crew management system, and reinforced similarity of their respective approaches to cabin safety procedures, validation methods and cabin crew training.
The activity was a good opportunity provided for all participating experts to share information, experiences and best practices in cabin safety operations and cabin crew training, as well as to discuss the main objective, i.e. how to improve the cabin safety procedures and how to enhance the cabin crew training methods. Some of the specific topics reviewed were the CAAC cabin safety management policy, the Chinese and European operators’ cabin crew training, the CAAC’s supervision of cabin safety operations in China, and the Latvian CAA’s application of cabin safety regulations and oversight of operators, development of procedures and trainings, validation methods and compliance with the applicable regulations.
The activity started in Frankfurt (Germany) at Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) Center, where the Chinese delegation met with the cabin safety experts from Lufthansa and LAT. The visit continued in Riga (Latvia) at the Air Baltic Flight Training Center, where the Chinese delegation met with the Latvian Civil Aviation Agency’s (CAA) Director General, as well as with cabin safety experts from both the Latvian CAA and Air Baltic.
The speakers from CAAC, Lufthansa, LAT, Latvian CAA, China Eastern and Tibet airlines furthermore discussed the challenges and operational requirements related to cabin safety operations and validation methods, as well as practical examples on managing the cabin safety on board aircraft.
The CAAC-led delegation consisted of 11 representatives, coming from their regional administrations and oversight bureaus, as well as from China Academy of Civil Aviation Science and Technology (CAST) and Chinese operators.