GMR, CCE of Ireland join hands for crew training

GMR Aviation Academy and Ireland-based Cabin Crew Europe have joined hands to provide EASA-approved cabin crew initial training courses in the country.

As part of the tie-up, in which the graduates in the domestic market will obtain European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)- attestation for the first time, these courses will be initially conducted at two locations, which have already been identified, and later the facilities will be expanded to other locations as well, a release said Friday.

EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) is the European aviation safety regulator for certifications, regulation and standardisation besides monitoring and performing investigation.

"GMR Aviation Academy is committed towards creating a continual training pipeline and the signing of this agreement with Cabin Crew Europe, Nobox is yet another landmark moment. With joint efforts and synergy, we will be able to create immediate employability access to European and the Middle Eastern markets as well as other regions," said P S Nair, chief executive of GMR Airports.

Set up at Nobox last year by three Irish aviation companies-- Crewlink, Dalmac Recruitment & Aviation Services and Workforce International Contractor the Cabin Crew Europe along with GMR have designed a training program by incorporating regulatory requirements accompanied with soft skills training vital for the high-powered international aviation market, the release said.

"We could not have found a better partner than GMR Aviation Academy, better students and a better relationship to grow and flourish. The tie-up will help India alleviate specific difficulties and obstacles facing airlines in their recruitment and training of cabin crew," said Ryan Moffett, Director of Nobox and cabin Crew Europe (CCE).

By pooling Nobox and GMR's knowledge and experience together in one team, CCE aims to help students achieve their dream of becoming cabin crew, it said.

"Our cabin crew initial training course is designed in a very appealing and unique way. While carefully creating our course, we have ensured that all topics like aviation regulation, communication, human factors and CRM, passenger handling, dangerous goods, and fire and smoke and survival, among others, are covered in an interactive and professional way," said Eva Roharikova, Head of Training Cabin Crew Europe.