Cabin Crew Attestation (CCA)

Category
Cabin Crew
INTRODUCTION

A Cabin Crew Attestation (CCA) is mandatory to work as a cabin crew member within a European airline.

The Institut MERMOZ is approved by the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) to provide CCA training programs.

The Institut MERMOZ already provides CCA trainings for major airlines such as AIR FRANCE, AIRBUS, AIR CÔTE D’IVOIRE…, but also for tourism schools such as TUNON, EFHT and FORMASUP CAMPUS

CONDITIONS FOR ADMISSION
  • 18 years old minimum
  • Know how to swim (Swimming pool certificate required)
  • Baccalauréat degree or equivalent (ideally BAC+2)
TRAINING PROGRAM

The CCA training program consist of a theoretical course and a practical part:

1 – CCA theoretical course : 3 weeks course (7h per day, 105 hours in total) to be followed at our Rungis premises.

This theoretical part includes the following topics:

  • Aeronautical general knowledge – Regulations
  • Communication
  • Human performance and Crew Ressource Management (CRM)
  • Passenger management and cabin monitoring
  • Aeromedical and first aid aspects
  • Hazardous material
  • General aspects of aviation security in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 300/2008
  • Fire and Smoke Fighting Training
  • Survival training

Throughout the training, tests are scheduled to ensure progress and knowledge acquisition.

At the end of the three weeks program, a mock exam is to be passed to prepare candidates in real test conditions, and to assess the level of knowledge achieved.

In addition, trainees have the possibility, either via the Internet or on our premises, to connect to our e-learning platform on which they may practice our entire bank of questions (MCQ). This access is unlimited until they pass the exam.

2 – CCA practical training : 8 days per group of 12 people maximum + one day devoted to revisions and mock exams, i.e. 48 hours of training (for a minimum of 35 hours according to the regulation in force).

This training takes place at the Institut MERMOZ premises and two training sessions are to be carried out in the fire/smoke training rooms of the DGAC-approved Examination Centre and at the swimming pool.

The following topics are addressed:

  • Aeronautical general knowledge – Regulations
  • Communication
  • Passenger management and cabin monitoring
  • Aeromedical and first aid aspects
  • Fire and Smoke Fighting Training
  • Survival training
OBJECTIVES

Obtaining the CCA, which allows application to the selections of European airlines.

Terms

It is mandatory to carry out a training in a complete and satisfactory manner in order to be authorized to submit examinations to the DGAC.

Attendance is therefore compulsory for all courses and the knowledge will be tested in the form of progress tests throughout the course.

Permission to undertake the official DGAC exams will be provided by the Institut MERMOZ head teacher according to the preceding requirements.

EXAM DETAILS

The CCA theoretical and practical tests are organised in the different examination centres of the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC).

1 – The CCA theoretical test is made of a minimum of 70 MCQ, to be completed within 1h45. To pass the exam, candidates must obtain at least 75 % of the maximum number of points allowed for the test.

Successful completion of the theory test is a prerequisite for registration for the practical tests.

The certificate of aptitude for the theoretical test is valid for a period of 2 years.

2 – The CCA practical test is composed of:

  • Safety part (coefficient 2) :

– A swimming pool test involving a 25 meters towing of a person wearing a lifejacket. The candidate himself having jumped into the water with a lifejacket in hand and donning it in the water (timed exercise). This test may be eliminatory.

– Boarding a lifeboat

–  A walkway in a smoke-filled cabin type room with the candidate wearing an oxygen mask (timed exercise)

– Extinguishing a fire at different heights with a suitable type of extinguisher

– Hands-on exercises for the use of different materials

  • For the first aid part (coefficient 1) :

– Emergency scenarios and first aid procedures in simulated aircraft cabin conditions.

To pass the practical part of the CCA test, candidates must obtain an overall average equal to or greater than 12 out of 20 after application of the coefficients.

Any score of less than 10 out of 20 in either part of the test is eliminatory.

Cabin crew medical examination

To be eligible to a Cabin Crew training, candidates must get a specific medical report at an Aeronautical Medical Center (CEMPN) or with a registerd doctor.

It is important to clearly ask for a “Medical report for Cabin Crew”.

To be eligible to a Pilot training, candidates must get a specific medical report at an Aeronautical Medical Center (CEMPN) only.

LINE MINISTRY

DIRECTION GÉNÉRALE DE L’AVIATION CIVILE / DCS-PN
50 rue Henri Farman
75720 PARIS CEDEX 15 FRANCE
Tél. : +33 1 58 09 43 21

LIST REGISTERED DOCTORS FOR CABIN CREW MEDICAL FITNESS
AGENDA

CCA – THEORETICAL PART:

  • From October 28th to November 19th 2019 – FULL
  • From March 9th to 27th 2020

CCA – PRACTICAL PART:

  • according to availabilities
NUMBER OF TRAINEES

CCA – THEORETICAL PART:

A minimum of 5 trainees, a maximum of 24.

CCA – PRACTICAL PART:

A minimum of 5 trainees, a maximum of 12.

DURATION

CCA – THEORETICAL PART:

3 weeks training (105 hours in total)

CCA – PRACTICAL PART:

8 days of practical training per group of 12 people maximum (48 hours in total)

PREMISES

Parc d’affaires ICADE
43 avenue Robert Schuman 94150 Rungis

FRANCE

PRICE

For further details on our rates, please contact us at +33 1 46 86 81 00, or send an e-mail to pilot@institut-mermoz.com

WHY THE INSTITUT MERMOZ

– All of our instructors are aircrew or former aircrew who have held management positions in major French airlines and have extensive experience in teaching.

– The provision of three course books, to be used as a reference for the training course (available in paper or digital version).

– Unlimited access to our MCQ bank during the training period, allowing trainees to practice the theory exam MCQs as much as they wish. The interface of our MCQ training software is similar to the one you will find on the exam.

– A very regular follow-up of the candidates’s progress thanks to our evaluation tests, allowing the student to assess his knowledge, in order to prepare for the exams in best conditions.

– Personalized follow-up by the Cabin Crew Training Manager (individual interviews)

– Teaching focused on two objectives:

  • Efficient preparation for the exams, highly supervised by the teaching team
  • Rigorous training in order to provide airlines with competent, responsible and efficient flight crews.

– Our classrooms are perfectly equipped in terms of teaching materials (fire extinguishers, life jackets, canoes for the swimming pool, etc…) and also with a model reconstituting a cabin. All of our equipments are approved by the DGAC.

– Our partners offer Family Assistant internships to MERMOZ trainees (upon selection)

– In case of failure of the theoretical exam, a new training course is offered free of charge to the trainees (depending on availability).

Since the summer of 2010, the Institut MERMOZ  has entered into partnerships with several airlines, in order to offer some of our trainees the possibility of doing an internship as Complementary On-Board Staff or Assistant-Family.

Our partnership with     continues into 2017.