Cabin crew require ‘attestations’ to be able to fly in EU member State registered aircraft or for EU carriers. These are issued by a National Aviation Authority (NAA)-approved organisation or an Approved Cabin Crew Training Organisation.

Cabin crew attestations issued by a CAA approved organisation would continue to be valid on UK registered aircraft.

The EU Commission has said that existing attestations issued by the CAA or a CAA-approved CCTO would no longer have validity under EU law once UK leaves EU. This means that they would only retain validity on UK registered aircraft.

Airlines should contact EASA or the relevant NAA as soon as possible to discuss the consequences of this on their operations and potential mitigations.

Cabin crew attestations issued by organisations approved by other EASA member states are intended to remain valid on UK-registered aircraft for a period of two years after the UK leaves the EU.