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Published on : Saturday, November 30, 2013
Lowestoft College currently runs a course for students wishing to pursue a career as cabin crew, and Eastern Airways’ Norwich-based cabin attendant, Hollie Margrie, gave a presentation and briefing onboard one of the UK airline’s Embraer 135 regional jet aircraft.
Hollie talked about the primary role of looking after the safety of passengers on board the flights and the training schedules that cabin crew undergo to ensure competency in all aspects of safety. She also explained about managing the cabin on her own as a single operating cabin attendant. “The job is about individuals thinking on their feet, being able to use their initiative and being very customer-focused,” said Hollie.
“As cabin crew we are used to welcoming passengers on our flights, so to present to the students in my work environment made for a slightly different morning,” added Hollie.
“I hope the experiences I was able to share with the group will inspire them to gain their associated qualifications with the aim of their careers taking off.”
As part of Hollie’s presentation, she highlighted what happens during her working day from flight crew briefings and safety demonstrations, to interacting with passengers, serving them a range of complimentary snacks and hot and cold drinks to carrying out security checks.
Sue Woodward, course tutor at Lowestoft College, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that our students have been given the opportunity to see the operations of Norwich Airport. They particularly enjoyed being welcomed aboard the Embraer aircraft and appreciated the input from the Eastern Airways cabin crew.’’
Gary Blake, Customer Services Manager at Norwich International commented: “We were delighted to facilitate the request from Lowestoft College and work alongside one of our scheduled carriers, Eastern Airways to deliver an informative visit to the airport. This enabled their students to gain an insight into working within an airport and airline environment.”
Eastern Airways has been operating high frequency scheduled services between Norwich Airport and Aberdeen for 14 years, and continues to offer three flights each weekday, along with a Sunday service from East Anglia to Europe’s oil capital.
A comprehensive network of domestic flights spanning the length and breadth of the UK is offered by Eastern Airways and it also flies from airports in Norway and France using a fleet of 30 aircraft consisting of regional jets and turbo prop aircraft.
Source:- Eastern Airways