Business aviation inflight
catering icon and award-winning BlueSky columnist, Paula Kraft, has
been recommended as a subject matter expert by NBAA to the board of
International Standard for Business Aircraft Handlers (IS-BAH) for a
As regular readers will know,
Paula is founder and President of Atlanta, GA-based Tastefully Yours
IS-BAH follows the
long-established format and structure of the International Standard for
Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) program and is a global industry code
of best practices for business aviation ground handlers based on a core
Safety Management System (SMS).
Paula is looking forward to
opening the first comprehensive professional flight attendant training
school in the world, called DaVinci Inflight Training Institute, at
the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in Florida. She was in Geneva last
week to meet with potential complementary partners during EBACE. The brand
new 6,500 square foot facility is undergoing final construction and will be
open for tours and classes this summer.
at EBACE in Geneva last week to meet
with potential complementary partners
for her new flight attendant training
school which is planned to open this
Summer at the Fort Lauderdale Executive
Airport in Florida.
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Drawing on her decades of
experience in culinary and food safety, Paula is widening the offer at the
school to cover cabin safety training in co-operation with Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University. Students will be able to enrol online through
Embry-Riddle or DaVinci website to attend classes from July 2017. The
multi-purpose facility includes a mock flight department area that will test
graduates on the entire cabin service experience. Bespoke products and
services, including butler training, new galley technology, food packaging
and presentation, will also be available at DaVinci ensuring greater
passenger safety and satisfaction.
“Our comprehensive training
platform will offer both the seasoned or new corporate flight attendant the
best in inflight safety, professional skills, and culinary service
capabilities,” said Paula, adding, “DaVinci will allow flight attendants to
not only enhance their value to employers but also create greater passenger
loyalty and brand reputation for flight operations around the world.