New radio station for world’s airline cabin crew launches

A new radio station for airline cabin crew has launched online.

CCFM On Air started during the pandemic on May 25, targeting the 100,000 cabin crew and their aviation colleagues around the world.

The service is the brainchild of current serving stewardess Deborah Henley and the former purser with British Airways and radio veteran Del Wilden.

They agreed that during lockdown, the crew community needs each other more than ever.

“These are such worrying and lonely times for everyone but particularly for airline staff who find themselves stuck at home, depending on social media for daily contact when they would much rather be at work chatting to customers and colleagues,” Henley said.

“I have long believed that the cabin crew community needs their own radio station that is internet-based, brings them closer together and talks their language. Now just seemed the perfect time to launch as so many people are worried about their job security. We will be advertising any new crew job opportunities first on our radio station.”

Henley and Wilden have already enlisted the help of guest presenters and contributors.

Some of those include former Heartbeat actress Tricia Penrose, Leo Jones from the popular EasyJet reality TV show Airline and Emma Kenny from ITV’s This Morning.

“We have a strong and enthusiastic team working together and I am certain CCFM On Air will be welcomed by my colleagues around the world,” Wilden said.

“Although it is aimed at cabin crew primarily, people from every part of the airline industry are welcome to join in as we are one big aviation family.”

The launch of CCFM On Air is privately funded, but they are looking for sponsors, advertisers and partners to help them maintain the service.

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