Now accepting applications for September 23rd

Now accepting applications for September 23rd

About the Atlantic Flight Attendant Academy

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Established in 1996, the Atlantic Flight Attendant Academy is a registered Private Career College with the Nova Scotia Department of Labour & Advanced Education. Each student receives individual attention and instruction which results in a solid knowledge of the important safety role which the Flight Attendant plays.

Our College Mission

Our Mission is to bring students together in a supportive and challenging environment that will provide them with the skills to excel in the Flight Attendant profession.

Our Approach

The highest standards of instruction, curriculum and career counseling are provided for each student. We believe in taking the time to fully answer student’s questions and ensuring understanding before moving on in the course content. Hands-on drills and role play ensure students are ready to take-off in the exciting career of a flight attendant.

"I feel really confident and prepared for my future as a flight attendant. It made me realize that this is what I want to do with my life! It is a very well organized school with great staff. You get to learn a lot of things that aren't taught in a textbook: guestspeakers, practice drills, airport visits which are extremely interesting. I'm glad I took this course and got to have this experience!"
- Alyson Roy 

Our Programs

12-week Flight Attendant and French Program (360 hours)

This program combines our 6 week Flight Attendant Program with 6 weeks of French Language instruction. For those students with basic or no French ability, this program gives our graduates an edge for employment. At the end of this program, students will have all the knowledge from the 6-week program as well as be comfortable serving passengers in French.

6-week Flight Attendant Program
(180 hours)

This program reflects the latest Canadian Aviation Regulations for Flight Attendants with practical hands-on training provided to prepare our graduates for this challenging career.

Our Team

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Cynthia Sullivan
Director & Founder

Cynthia Sullivan is a graduate of Dalhousie University and Universite Sainte-Anne with 30 years experience in the aviation industry. She has worked as a Flight Attendant, In-flight Manager and Trainer and has held management positions for airlines across North America, giving her the hands-on and supervisory experience necessary to develop the programming at the AFAA. Having trained and hired hundreds of flight attendants, Cynthia brings her vast networking abilities, aviation knowledge, and expertise to AFAA students and ensures their learning experience is second to none!

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Kim Ducharme
Head Instructor

As Head Instructor Kim brings passion for both aviation and French to the AFAA. After graduating from MSVU, Kim lived in Japan before returning to Nova Scotia in 2013 to take the Flight Attendant Program at the AFAA. Upon graduation she immediately started flying for a small regional airline based in Montreal, Québec. In 2015 she moved to and currently flies as a Cabin Safety Manager for a large vacation airline based in Halifax, NS. At the AFAA she ensures the curriculum is on trend with airlines and identifies what they are looking for in their potential recruits. In an industry that is constantly changing, Kim's airline connection is indispensable for anyone seeking to become a flight attendant.

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Angela W.
Flight Attendant Instructor

Angela is a 25+ year veteran flight attendant with more than 21 years of instructing experience. With her University of Alberta designation in Occupational Health and Safety, she has developed a number of safety programs and has trained flight attendants for several of Canada’s most influential airlines. Angela has extensive international flying experience – from sunshine destinations to arctic expeditions – on multiple aircraft types which translates into insight, experience and enthusiasm for students in the classroom. Her positive, professional approach to teaching ensures every student’s experience at the AFAA is memorable!

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Jean-Daniel Comeau
French Instructor

Jean-Daniel brings a wealth of French language training to the AFAA. With over a decade of experience teaching French at l'Université Sainte-Anne, l'école La Cité (for the Canadian Forces), and Canadian Parents for French, Jean-Daniel's commitment, patience, and dedication provides each student with a unique learning opportunity. He has taught beginner to advanced levels and is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of language instruction.

Our Partners

The AFAA is certified by the following organizations:

We are excited to have the following affiliations:

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We are very proud to be the International Sister school with the following institutions in China:

  • Suzhou Number 4 School, Suzhou China
  • ASIC Air Service International Class University, China
  • Huaide College, Jingjiang, Jiangsu, China

Where Are They Now?

Sarah Flynn, past AFAA graduate

Sarah Flynn - June 2016

Sarah graduated from our 12-week Program and was was hired as a seasonal flight attendant for Sunwing Airlines in Halifax! After flying 2 seasons as a flight attendant, Sarah had been promoted to the role of Cabin Safety Manager and will be flying in her new role in January 2020. We are very proud of Sarah and everything she has accomplished!

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Jamie Doucette - July 2019

Jamie was a graduate of the July 6-week Flight Attendant Program. He was hired as a Bilingual Flight Attendant by Air Canada Rouge before graduation.Congratulations Jamie!