Seneca’s experiential flight services training centre soars, attracting students and industry

13 July 2022

Students passionate about becoming flight attendants are enhancing their education in an experiential learning facility at Seneca that is unlike any other at a Canadian postsecondary institution.

The Flights Experiential Hub includes “Air Seneca,” a B737 cabin simulator, A320 and A321 door simulators, a mock cabin interior, an aircraft evacuation slide and a slide raft.

This state-of-the-art equipment provides unique teaching opportunities for students in Seneca’s Flight Services and Flight Services – Operations & Cabin Management programs, and is also used by airline industry partners to train and re-train pilots and flight attendants.

The eye-catching centrepiece of the hub is the B737 fuselage with its four doors and over-wing exit. The interior has been fitted with passenger seating for 32 and also houses two lavatories, galleys and flight attendant jump seats. Lighting and communication systems are fully operational and can be used for normal and emergency scenario drills.

“The Flights Experiential Hub provides students with unmatched opportunities for hands-on learning in an environment that closely mirrors what they’ll see when they launch their careers,” said Carrie Broughton, Program Co-ordinator, Flight Operations & Cabin Management.

Flight Services is an eight-month certificate course that helps students learn a range of skills related to airport and aircraft safety procedures.

Flight Services – Operations & Cabin Management, a two-year diploma program, gives students the opportunity to participate in a 150-hour field placement and further their education of emergency procedures, airline marketing, leadership, aviation security and flight theory.

Graduates of either program are prepared for rewarding careers as flight attendants, check-in/gate agents, airline concierges, airline reservationists and ground services agents.

Both programs are now accepting applications for prospective students who want to start their studies as soon as September.

Flight Services and Flight Services – Operations & Cabin Management are just two of the aviation-related programs available at Seneca. Others include Aviation Operations, Aviation Safety and our Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology degree program.